Sky Swanson

Assistant Science Communicator
UMCES Annapolis Office


Mailing Address

429 4th street
Annapolis, MD 21403

Sky Swanson

Assistant Science Communicator
UMCES Annapolis Office

Sky Swanson was born and raised in Annapolis Maryland, where he spent his youth exploring the wilderness and growing a great appreciation for the environment and its many wonders. After a few years of doing that he moved off to Hempstead New York to study at Hofstra University. There he got a degree in Film Production and a minor in Mass Media studies, which he applies to the many video products IAN produces annually. Now with 3 years of science communication under his belt, he Works for UMCES-IAN as a science communication assistant and happily spends his nights playing Dungeons and Dragons.



Sanderlings in Assateague island (VIDEO)


Spinus tristis (American Goldfinch) showing plumage (VIDEO)

Butorides virescens (Green Heron) successful hunting (VIDEO)

Baby Sialia sialis (Eastern Bluebird) feeding (VIDEO)

Baby Vulpes vulpes (red fox) playing and following mom (VIDEO)


Viburnum prunifolium (Black Haw) flowers in breeze (VIDEO)

Pelecanus occidentalis (brown Pelican) close up (VIDEO)

Pandion haliaetus (Osprey) eating on a branch (VIDEO)

Pandion haliaetus (Osprey) taking flight (VIDEO)

Epiphytes on Ludwigia polycarpa (False Loosestrife) underwater (VIDEO)

Strix varia (Barred Owl) in captivity (VIDEO)


Ardea herodias (Great Blue Heron) in Lilium lancifolium (tiger lilies) (VIDEO)

Hyla chrysoscelis (Cope's Gray Tree Frog) close up (VIDEO)

Bubo virginianus (Great Horned Owl) in captivity (VIDEO)

Chelydra serpentina (Common Snapping Turtle) close up (VIDEO)

Chelydra serpentina (Common Snapping Turtle) on gravel path (VIDEO)

Hibiscus moscheutos (Swamp rose mallow) with a butterfly and a Bombus griseocollis (Brown-belted bumblebee) (VIDEO)

Hibiscus waimeae (White Marsh Hibiscus) close up (VIDEO)

Sympetrum vicinum (Autumn Meadowhawk) on reed in water (VIDEO)

Terrapene (Box Turtle) on gravel path (VIDEO)

Zenaida macroura (Morning Dove) in Dark Tree (VIDEO)

Small Time-lapse of Australian river (VIDEO)

Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald eagle) flying from dead tree (VIDEO)

Sunrise over the Choptank Timelapse (VIDEO)

Platanus occidentalis (American Sycamore) in the wind (VIDEO)

Anaxyrus americanus (American Toad) and beetle (VIDEO)

Anaxyrus americanus (American Toad) close up (VIDEO)

Chen caerulescens (Snow geese) flying V (VIDEO)

Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle) on nest (VIDEO)


Cloud Timelapse (VIDEO)

Quiet marsh Spartina alterniflora (Smooth Cordgrass) (VIDEO)

Egretta thula (Great Egret) flying over marsh (VIDEO)

Egretta thula (Great Egret) in shallow marsh (VIDEO)