Wildlife photographer Peter Beard found dead near his home

Wildlife photographer Peter Beard found dead near his home

NEW YORK (AP) – Artist, adventurer and celebrated wildlife photographer Peter Beard has been found dead in woods three weeks after being reported missing from his cliff-side home at the tip of Long Island. He was 82. His family posted a statement on Beard’s website Sunday night saying, “He died where he lived: in nature.” Beard was best known for his photos of African wildlife, taken in the decades when he lived and worked at his tent camp in Kenya. A cause of death hasn’t been determined but police say foul play isn’t suspected. The New York Times reports Beard had dementia.

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