Festival Artist - Lon Yarbrough
Lon (LA) Yarbrough first became enchanted by Sandhill Cranes on a wetlands tour in 2007. Since then, he has photographed and audio and video recorded Sandhill Cranes in California’s Central Valley and Modoc County, as well as Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico.
For several years he has shared his early morning photographic techniques (“Kick up that ISO and embrace the grain.”) through ZenOptic Wetland Dawn photo tours and presentations at the Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival and the Galt Winter Bird Festival.
As a critical care registered nurse for 35 years, Lon has had many opportunities to ponder existential questions but prefers to transcend the mind through meditation and exploration of the natural world. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Save Our Sandhill Cranes and contributes his artwork to Sacramento Audubon, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, US Fish and Wildlife Service, International Crane Foundation, Oakland Zoo, and other environmentally conscious organizations.
His production company, ShareTheRoad Productions, has evolved to a new web presence: www.NaturalMedia.us