Black Oystercatcher, Haematopus bachmani, hunting on the rocks at the Redondo Beach marina.


Jamie F. Lowry was born and raised in a small town in southwestern Michigan. After earning degrees from Michigan State University and the University of Michigan Law School, she relocated to Hermosa Beach, California, and began practicing law with a large international law firm with offices in downtown Los Angeles. Some years later she started a new career as a full-time mother of two children, a daughter and a son. She later combined motherhood with a part-time resumption of her legal career. She is now retired and continues to live in Hermosa Beach.

She has always been fascinated with nature, wildlife and natural science, and she and her husband have been long-time supporters of many environmental and conservation-related groups and causes. She is currently active in volunteer work along those lines, and is a certified California naturalist. She also enjoys travel, music, books and art. She frequently takes photographs while out in nature for her own personal records and to share what she has observed with friends and family. Outside of some postings on iNaturalist.org, this is the first general publication of any of her photographs. All photos in this article were taken with a Canon PowerShot camera (5.0-40.0mm 1:3.2-6.9, with an 8x15 zoom).

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