Sharon Beals

Western Tanager, Washoe Valley NV, 1934Sharon Beals is the author and photographer of Nests: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them.  The Nest Series documents nest and eggs specimens dating from the 1800’s to present day from The California Academy of Sciences, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology in Berkeley, the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology in Camarillo, CA, Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates, and the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian. She is currently photographing the nests of extinct and endangered birds.

Besides the nests, she photographs wild native habitats and water sheds, and constructs photograms of beach plastic to make large scale, deceptively beautiful yet confrontational images.

Sharon Beals curriculum vitae (PDF)