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Books by Author and Photographer Eugene L Brill

“FEEDING MY CURIOSITY FOR HISTORY AND MY INTEREST IN PHOTOGRAPHY, I FURTHER DEVELOPED MY LOVE OF THE NATURAL WORLD THAT HAS SINCE BECOME THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF MY LIFE. MY GOAL IS TO USE PHOTOGRAPHY TO BRING HISTORY TO LIFE.”

Eugene L. Brill aka The Wannabe Naturalist™

Books by author and photographer Eugene L Brill. The goal of author and photographer Eugene L Brill is to use photography to bring history to life. As you cannot take pictures of what life was like while history was unfolding, Eugene captures history by visiting and photographing locations where history was made. It gives you a sense of understanding and hopefully bring the stories to life!

The Summer of 2020: Walks in Lafreniere Park book cover with lake
The Lafreniere Park Photo Book Cover
Lovable Little Garden Lizards book cover with green lizard
Garden Lizards Fine Art Photography Book Cover

Summer of 2020: Walks at Lafreniere Park

The Summer of 2020 will have different meanings and memories for people around the world. For me as a photographer and author, The Summer of 2020 will bring to mind walks in the park, that is Lafreniere Park, near New Orleans, Louisiana. This Coffee Table book features a brief history of New Orleans; and the history, birds and wildlife of Lafreniere Park in the residential suburb of Metairie, on the outskirts of New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition, the foreword is written by Andrew Ward, Ph.D., co-founder HIV Awareness “iKnow” Music Project. Read the official Press Release here.

The Lovable Little Garden Lizards

This book about the anole lizards contains 75+ high-quality photographs and takes a closer look the anole lizard, green and brown. The book covers their habitats, features, courtship, feeding habits and much more. Green anoles settled in Florida long before humans. Brown anoles, on the other hand, are newcomers. They are Cuban immigrants whose ancestors arrived in the 1940s and 50s. It is believed that they were stowaways on banana boats, on cigar ships, and on lumber lines. In addition, the foreword is written by Robert A. Thomas, Ph.D. Read the official Press Release here.

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The Wannabe Naturalist Magazine

The Wannabe Naturalist magazine was founded in 2020 by photographer, Master Naturalist, Master Gardener, and wannabe naturalist Eugene Brill. Above all, this digital and print magazine has a unique focus. The relationship between photography and storytelling, and nature, the environment, and life. Therefore, each issue is focused on a relevant theme and covers stories and images that matter to those who care about nature, animals, and plants. In addition, we offer a wide variety of products for sale, browse at our nature shop here.

A wannabe naturalist is someone that aspires to be an amateur naturalist. For instance, from birdwatchers to gardeners, they care about the natural world and want to preserve it. What is a Naturalist? A naturalist is a person who studies nature and natural history, including the study of plants and animals in their natural surroundings.

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Images from books by author Eugene L Brill: Lafreniere Park and Lovable Lizards