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Gender Female
Industry Environment
Occupation Naturalist
Location Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
Introduction I'm a wildlife photographer, nature writer, and marine naturalist. I focus mostly on orcas and birds, but am curious about all things in nature. In 2007 I graduated from Reed College with a degree in biology, where I focused on animal behavior and evolutionary ecology and completed my senior thesis on killer whale bioacoustics. Also in 2007 I published my first book, Orca Encounters: Images of Southern Resident Killer Whales. I'm one of the founding members of the Salish Sea Association of Marine Naturalists (SSAMN). You can always reach me at monika.wieland at
Interests Photography, animal behavior and communication, bird-watching, reading, hiking, writing, hockey (watching and playing), video games, board games, botany
Favorite Books Orca the Whale Called Killer by Erich Hoyt, Listening to Whales by Alexandra Morton, The Naturalist by E.O. Wilson, Fluke by Christopher Moore, Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey