Sylvester & Co. Embraces the Sea, its Birds, and Maria Bowling

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Maria Bowling travels long and far to sapphire seas, lagoons and tide pools in search of cetaceans and sea life in the wild. Outfitted with fins, a snorkel and a camera in hand, she takes a deep breath and free dives, capturing the tender beauty and grace of the ocean.

But when she is on land, she is studying and photographing sea birds, and the watery world of the shoreline. A selection of her “Sea Birds” series is now on view at Sylvester & Co, located at 103 Main Street in Sag Harbor.

“Living in a seaside town, we are particularly taken with Maria Bowling’s beautiful photography. This first selection of works from Sea Birds is spectacular, capturing the magnificent osprey, gulls, piping plover and more. Stay tuned for underwater photos from Maria in the coming weeks, as well.”

Beyond the salty natural world, Bowling maintains a private practice in Chinese medicine in East Hampton when she isn’t waiting for the right moment to capture the expressions of the mighty osprey, the shimmer of the hummingbirds and other natural beauties.

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