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Predator-Prey Interactions in Kielder Forest with Anna Kellner
Anna Kellner is an ecologist and PhD student at the University of Aberdeen researching Predator-Prey Interactions and passive rewilding.
She’s also my dear friend and is allowing me to traipse through the woods behind her with my camera, documenting her fieldwork, throughout her PhD.
Predator-prey interactions are influenced by many factors, including the abundance and availability of the prey, the eating habits of the predator, and the distribution and concentration of both within a habitat.
I made these photographs last summer, at the end of the fieldwork season, while Anna looked in box nests, checked carnivore camera traps and set up feeder boxes.
But this part is just the beginning. Later this spring, I’ll be photographing Anna as she checks tawny owl nests, tracks chicks and, when they’re big enough, rings them. And truly, I cannot wait to meet these owlets, y’all.