Where It All Began

My name is Nathaniel Shackelford. I live in Bay Village Ohio, and I am a nature photographer and bird enthusiast. I never considered getting into photography until just a little over a year ago. Everything was closed down due to Covid-19, and even though I was attending school online, I had a lot of time. I live in a large family and since everyone was home there wasn't much quiet space. So when I had free time I would go outside. Sometimes I would take my father's camera with me and take some pictures of the wildlife. At that time I had already developed a passion for birds, so I started taking pictures of the birds--often for a little while every day. A couple of months later I bought myself a new lens which bankrupted my 15-year-old self of cash, but not of excitement. With the new lens, I could take more zoomed-in pictures of the birds around me and discovered over 60 species living or flying over my backyard. I've continued to discover more birds in my yard and in the local nature reservations of northeast Ohio and beyond.

Where My Work Can Be Found and Purchased

I am selling my work at a local coffee shop called Java Bay which is in Bay Village, OH. I am now also selling pictures at the Original Pancake House in Westgate. I am also willing to take requests for specific photo sizes and frames (Prices will vary). You can contact me about the latter via my email nathaniel@baybirder.com or text me at 216-954-8204.

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American Robin

Bay Village

White-Breasted Nuthatch

Bay Village

American Goldfinch

Bay Village

Barred Owl

Bay Village

Red-Tailed Hawk

Rocky River Nature Center

Red-Winged Blackbird

Magee Marsh