A photographic exhibit by longtime Brainerd school teacher Gary Fitch opened this week for a two-month run at Brainerd City Hall.
Fitch taught science and photography at Franklin Junior High School and Washington Middle School for 35 years before his retirement in 1991.
This picture of an American bittern was taken at Corkscrew Swamp, Fla., in 1999.
Over the years, he has carried his cameras to every state and more than a dozen countries, capturing landscapes, flowers and other natural settings wherever he went.
"I take pictures for my own pleasure, mostly landscapes, preferably without people in the scene, and hopefully with unusual lighting," Fitch said, examples of which are included in the exhibit.
This photo by Gary Fitch is of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Fitch also prefers close-up shots of wildflowers, some of which he has spotted at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.
Fitch has entered his works in the annual Central Lakes College photography contest and is one of four photographers participating in the "Differing Visions" art project.
The exhibit opened this week and will run through September.
Gary Fitch took this picture of a yellow moccasin flower in 1998 at the Northland Arboretum. His display of photos from across the country and world are being exhibited at Brainerd City Hall.
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