Angelique Raptakis is a Maryland-based nature photographer. Her primary interest is the natural world, with a focus on wildlife, flowers, insects, and the elements. In her photography, Angelique looks for the beauty in the world around us, particularly the commonplace that is easily overlooked: from the colors of the setting sun, to the intricate patterns in the eye of a butterfly, to the grace of a withering floral bloom. She believes beauty is everywhere once we fully open our eyes to it.
To create her images, Angelique uses both the Canon 1D Mark IIN and Canon 7D Digital SLR camera bodies with an assortment of Canon professional lenses. All her prints are created using RAW format, digitally optimized, and printed using archival materials.
Angelique’s photographs have been displayed in many area galleries, most recently at the Arts Barn Gallery, Tate Gallery at CCC, Glenview Mansion, Village of Friendship Heights Art Gallery, VisArts’ Kaplan Gallery, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Locust Grove Nature Center, Glenview Mansion, and Blue Heron Wellness. Her photographs have been published in various professional publications, including newsletters and websites, and are on display in numerous private collections. She has also won several awards and photo contests. Angelique is a volunteer photographer for the National Park Service.
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