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Your Bio

If you are interested in purchasing a print, contact me me at dabblingduckphotos@gmail.com. All purchases are deliverable by mail.

Colin Grubel is a graduate student at CUNY, studying the diet of double-crested cormorants. His photography largely focuses on nature. In his spare time he has found New York City to be rich in wildlife from the common but seldom seen kestrels nesting on apartment houses to the swallowtail butterflies brightening up local gardens. In addition, his research takes him to many of the city's wonderful waterways as well as many of the forgotten islands they hold. A former zookeeper, his experiences with wildlife both in captivity and through his current fieldwork have helped him develop the sense of wonder that drives his art. He hopes that his pictures will pass along that sense of wonder and remind people of the beauty of the natural world.


Tiny Creatures

insects, spiders, snails, you name it. If it's small enough I'll post ...

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Down on the Farm

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This was originally meant to be a place to show off random pictures th ...

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scanned photos

These are all scans of print photos taken with my old Nikon N64. For ...

Updated: Jul 22, 2013 9:23am PST

plants and flowers

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Reptiles & Amphibians

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Watery World

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Pictures from my recent trip to Turkey. I am adding pictures as I hav ...

Updated: Feb 25, 2012 8:43pm PST

Samos, Greece

While visiting Turkey, we took a quick trip to Samos, Greece. I only ...

Updated: Feb 24, 2012 1:17pm PST

Chinese New Year

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Red Tailed Hawk Bath

This Red-tailed Hawk was taking a bath in a fountain at the Brooklyn B ...

Updated: Aug 13, 2010 7:34am PST

My Smug Mug

Photo of the photographer, Colin Grubel

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