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For much of the past two decades, Chicago native Owen Deutsch has traveled the globe pursuing his love of nature and passion for bird photography. After initially retiring in 1986 from a twenty year career as a fashion photographer to focus on his real estate business, Deutsch reentered the photography world in 2002 and hasn't looked back.

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I began to photograph birds solely because of their beauty and for my own pleasure, but I quickly realized that the world’s bird populations were decreasing at an alarming rate. With many species becoming extinct and countless others threatened with extinction, I felt the urgency to protect them in what became clear to me had become an increasingly dangerous world, not only for birds, but other animals as well. Birds play a critical role in our ecosystems and also bring us an enormous amount of pleasure as we watch them in flight and observe their elusive, sometimes mindboggling beauty.

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Owen Deutsch

OWEN DEUTSCH had a twenty-year career as a fashion photographer before retiring in 1986 to devote his time to his second business, Loft Development Corporation—a company with a rich history as an early pioneer in the practice of renovating old urban industrial warehouses and converting them into loft-style office spaces and other solutions.

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