Wildlife photography brings new recognition to veteran sportscaster

first_img GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Wildlife photographer Gerard Monteux is known to many sports fans as sportscaster Bill Patrick.HANCOCK — Gerard Monteux, who was raised in Hancock and still maintains a home there, is a man with two identities.Known professionally as veteran sportscaster Bill Patrick, he has covered the World Series, the Super Bowl, the NBA playoffs, the Stanley Cup playoffs, golf’s four major championships, the U.S. Open, Wimbledon and Davis Cup tennis and the America’s Cup in his 30 years of broadcasting.Today, he is an anchor for the NBC Sports Desk and host of NBC’s NHL on Versus studio show.That’s earned him international recognition and it’s what pays the bills.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBut what feeds the soul of Gerard Monteux is his time in the wilds of Maine, making photographic images of animals and their habitats.Monteux is experiencing increasing recognition for his work as a wildlife photographer.Earlier this year, he contacted the Maine Turnpike Authority about the possibility of using his nature photos to enhance the lobbies at its rest stops along the turnpike.“Lo and behold,” said Monteux, “they told me they were looking for some for their spring banner. And summer. And fall. And winter.”On the first day of spring, the first of his works appeared on the banner at the northbound Kennebunk rest area.Two of his photos — a hawk and a moose — also have been selected to appear in the upcoming 2014 Baxter State Park Calendar.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected]center_img Latest Posts Bio Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017last_img

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