Jack  & Mary Noller
American Kestral
American Kestral

Photo by Jack Noller

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Bald Eagles at nest
Bald Eagles at nest

Photo by Jack Noller

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Turkey Vultures sunning
Turkey Vultures sunning

Photo by Jack Noller

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American Kestral
American Kestral

Photo by Jack Noller

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After retiring in 1974 from 20 years in the Air Force, and working for Overhead Door and Pacific Linen in 1985, it took ten years for Jack Noller to get serious about wildlife photography.  His passion began when he attended his first Bald Eagle Conference and learned about the photo blinds at the nearby refuges.  That was 1995. Jack has been photographing wildlife in the Klamath Basin since then. He used some of the blinds for two to three years until he realized he was driving his best blind.

So his journey began with an exploration of better and better photo gear and learning how to process color photos in his own darkroom which he did for about seven years. He had wanted to continue being a hard-nosed film guy, but the break down of key darkroom equipment "forced" him into the digital age, kicking and screaming, in 2003. Now he shoots with a top of the line mirrorless camera and loves how it performs.
 

He has been monitoring the Bald Eagles nest at LKNWR since 2013.  In fact, for five years, he was the only person allowed to view the nest. That ended when the road was closed to everyone the year that the nesting island for gulls and terns was built. After that, a new regime at the refuge headquarters has kept the road open year around.

In 2014 he married his wife, Mary, and they now enjoy traveling together to photograph the many birds and animals that enjoy Klamath Basin wild spaces. She had no real experience with cameras before, and now, as she shares Jack's top quality equipment, she has learned to be a great photographer in her own right. "She can speak ISO," says Jack with a chuckle.

In addition to photography, Jack has extensive experience creating standard videos and time lapse videos (see below). He and Mary showed a selection of their best photos in 2021 at the Klamath Art Association. Jack has more Best of Show honors than he can count at county fairs, the Bald Eagle Conference and more. He has attended every Bald Eagle Conference, now the Winter Wings Festival, since 1995.

His heart is broken over the tragedy of the decline of the refuges.