image of magazine cover. Fred Knapp lives at the end of a narrow peninsula on Grand Falls Lake in Princeton, Maine.   From this vantage point, he photographs passing weather systems, loons nesting close by, eagles perching in the trees that shade his home and the changing seasons of Down East, Maine.   His work has been featured in publications of the National Audubon Society, National Geographic, The Boston Globe, numerous magazines, and in the permanent collections of the Eastman Kodak Co., and Baltimore Aquarium.                                        

image of a floating blind.                                                                                                                         In the early 1970s, little was known about the life of the common loon.   But Knapp’s photographs of loons were some of the first in-depth photographic studies to be published of this now widely popular waterbird species.   An artistic rendering of one of his loon photos is now featured on a Maine license plate.   (The photo to the left:   a floating blind to photograph loons.)                                                                                

image of a blind in a bog.                                                                                                                         During his early years as a photographer, Knapp’s photographs appeared in publications alongside the works of pioneering wildlife photographers such as Roger Tory Peterson, Frederick Kent Truslow and G. Ronald Austing.   (Photo to the left:   blind in a bog.   This is used to photograph black terns.   The photograph to the right shows a scaffolding for high nesting birds.) image of scaffolding for high nesting birds.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

image of a blind. Knapp operates a studio out of his home on the peninsula, known as Slipps Point.   He also sells his work at arts-and-crafts shows throughout the state of Maine.   (The photograph to the left shows a blind.)