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William Wise

Hi, I’m wildlife photographer and nature writer William Wise. I was saved under a campus ministry while studying wildlife biology at the University of Georgia. My love of the outdoors quickly turned into a love for the Creator and His works. I’m currently an animal shelter director and live in Athens, Georgia with my wife and two teenage daughters, who are all also actively involved in ministry. Creation Speaks is my teaching ministry that glorifies our Creator and teaches the truth of creation. William Wise Nature Notes is my wildlife and birding photo blog documenting the beauty, design and wonder of God’s creation. I am also a guest author at Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures and The Creation Club . -- "What a wildly wonderful world, God! You made it all, with Wisdom at Your side, made earth overflow with your wonderful creations." Psalms 104, The Message.

Muskrat in leaf litter, photo credit: William Wise

Free to Make a Choice, an Analogy from a Muskrat

[Originally published as Freeing the Captives: A Stuck Muskrat] He was stuck tight in the ring of a chain-link fence. Even with Kevlar-lined leather gloves, I feared a piercing bite from those long, sharp, bark-shredding, rodent incisors. How could I…

June 7, 2020

Hooded Merganser Duck, William Wise Photography

Diving Below the Surface: Ducks and My Christian Life

[Originally published as Dabblers and Divers. It was published in January, those who live north of Georgia can switch out the season to observe the same birds.] The Spirit, not content to flit around on the surface, dives into the…

April 5, 2020


Consider the Birds: Fighting our Reflection

Originally published as Fighting the Reflection] But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man…

December 29, 2019

Porcupines, Masters of Defense

[Originally published as Ready Defense] Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is…

November 10, 2019

Cannonball Jellyfish washed up on a beach, photo credit: William Wise

Water of Life

[Originally published on William Wise Photography] Waves at low tide and a stranded Cannonball Jelly (Stomolophus meleagris) on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Why are scientists always looking for water on other planets? Because life can’t exist without water! NASA’s…

August 25, 2019

Field Sparrow on a branch, photo credit: William Wise

Birding for your Spiritual Health

[Originally published as Pray and Go Birding!] What do you do when life has you down? Pray and go birding! When your job is stretching your stamina to the breaking point? Pray and go birding! When you need to relax and shake off the…

July 7, 2019

Common Snapping Turtle, photo credit: William Wise

Children’s Presentation on the Snapping Turtle

You don’t have to travel to the far reaches of the world to experience God’s amazing handiwork. Creatures large and small live around us and fill the world with fascinating skills. Gather the young people and young at heart to…

May 19, 2019

Turkey Vulture flying in the blue sky, photo credit: William Wise

Vultures: The Plague Stops Here

[Originally published as Designed for Dirty Work Part 2] PERFECTLY DESIGNED TO DO HIS WILL… Not only has God given the vulture a specific job description of cleaning up carcasses, but He has also equipped him for the task.  Many animals…

March 16, 2019

Vulture Flying: photo credit, William Wise

Vultures, a Design Worth Honoring

[Part 1: Originally posted as Creation Speaks: Designed for Dirty Work] What was THAT Created For??? God created all things, and He created all things with a purpose. But have you ever wondered why He created certain things? Other than to bring…

February 13, 2019