Wildlife photography to be on display in Wellsboro

WELLSBORO — “Wildlife and Scenics,” a new exhibit by Joan and Jim Borden of Borden Photography, Springville, will open with a reception from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, 134 Main St.

Included in the exhibit will be up to 70 photographs the Bordens have taken from Virginia to Maine, as well as some of great grey owls they took in Canada. More than half of them will be metal prints. The others will be traditional matted photographs framed and under glass, as well as unframed matted prints.

The Bordens both were born and raised in Tioga County, Joan in Cowanesque and Jim in Middlebury Township. Jim’s grandfather got him interested in photography in the late 1950s.

“When we went on hunts and traveled we always took photographs. As time went on, I found myself enjoying wildlife photography more than hunting,” Jim said.

Joan never liked to hunt but loved the outdoors and wildlife and joined Jim in doing wildlife photography.

Jim retired from Procter and Gamble in December 1994 to devote his time to building rifles and bolt action receivers and traveling and taking photographs.

Their exhibit will be open from 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 9-Nov. 27. Admission is free.