Gero Verheyen

I have been taking photographs since I was a child and got my first camera, a Kodak Tele-Instamatic 608.  My next camera was a Voigtlander Vitessa-N, and then a series of SLRs including Rolleiflex, Pentax and Canon.  Although I still shoot film, especially for black and white images, I primarily use my Canon digital SLR system with a combination of autofocus and a few manual focus lenses.

My real passion is nature and wildlife, with a particular interest in raptors.  I am fortunate to have a large number of osprey nests nearby, a number of resident hawks, and from November into January, a large number of bald eagles feeding just below Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River.

I have enjoyed travel photography since getting that Teleinstamatic, and have countless slides from my many trips to Europe during my youth, and from my trips to Central Asia on a number of work-related travels.  The challenge for me lies in capturing both the architecture and landscapes, but also a sense of the culture through candid images of the local population.

Photography is a serious hobby for me, and I have learned a lot over the past few years by watching and talking to others, and I must give special thanks to the wonderful photographers that I have met and come to know on the Nature and Wildlife forum at  They have been an inspiration and an invaluable source of critique and encouragement.

I also enjoy woodworking, and have built a number of pieces for my family and friends, as well as the cabinets in our kitchen and bathrooms.  My latest project has been building a stitch and glue sea kayak, please click on the link below for the story of this build.


2013 – Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills, Maryland

2012 – Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Maryland

2011 – Covington & Burling, Washington DC

2009 – World Bank Staff Art Society and Organization of American States, Washington DC

2008 – World Bank Staff Art Society, Washington DC


Chesapeake Light Craft Shearwater 17 Build