Bob Thayer’s “Acadian Winter” will be screened at the MDI Photo Club meeting at the Northeast Harbor Library on March 14. PHOTO COURTESY OF BOB THAYER

‘Acadian Winter’ in focus

UPDATE March 13: The MDI Photo Club has cancelled this event due to weather.

MOUNT DESERT — Bob Thayer will show his film, “Acadian Winter,” at the next MDI Photo Club meeting, to be held in the Mellon Room of the Northeast Harbor Library on Tuesday, March 14, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The program shares some of the rarely seen aspects of Acadia in winter. “Winter in Maine is a very special time, a time that is only experienced by those few who are willing to withstand the rigors of cold days and short nights,” an event organizer wrote. “Those who do stay quickly develop an appreciation for the unique beauty that winter presents.”

Thayer taught chemistry and biology for 30 years. In 1982, he began working as a naturalist at Acadia National Park, where he was able to combine his teaching skills and love of nature photography in “one of the country’s most beautiful classrooms.”

Adding music and narration to his photography expanded his appreciation for storytelling and diverse art forms, allowing him to merge his interest in photography with his desire to share “the beauty and complexity of nature” with others.

In 1999, his first book, “The Park Loop Road,” was published by Down East Books, followed in 2001 by “Beyond the Park Loop Road,” and in 2002, “Acadia’s Carriage Roads.”

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