Robert Olson

Growing up in coastal Georgia as the son of an avid hunter, Robert Olson became fascinated with birds at an early age.

The region’s diverse and abundant avifauna fostered his appreciation for migratory birds in particular.

After earning his degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Georgia, Robert worked in the field to preserve and monitor various species and their habitats.

Robert’s passing interest in taxidermy became a professional endeavor after studying under the acclaimed taxidermists Edward Harden and David Luke.

Combining a variety of traditional and modern techniques, Robert constantly refines his processes to ensure the highest quality bird mounts.

Robert’s personal investment is apparent in every bird he mounts, and this ensures a level of care and authenticity that is guaranteed to capture the beauty and essence of each individual species.

Competitions and Awards:

  • 2016 Virginia Taxidermists Association, Master's Division:
    • -Taxidermists' Choice Best Bird
  • 2015 North Carolina Taxidermy Association:
    • 1st place, Masters Division Waterfowl
    2015 Maryland Taxidermy Association (Easter Regional):
    • 1st place, Masters Division Waterfowl
  • Virginia Taxidermy Association, Masters Division:
    • 1st Place Waterfowl
    • Van Dyke Most Original & Creative Presentation Award


    World Taxidermy Competition & Convention, Professional Division:
    • 2nd Place Waterfowl
  • Eastern Regional Taxidermy Competition & Convention, Masters Division:
    • 2nd Place Waterfowl
    National Taxidermists Association, Professional Division:
    • 2nd Place Upland Birds
    • 2nd Place Non-game Birds
    Virginia Taxidermists Association, Masters Division:
  • Eastern Regional Taxidermy Competition & Convention, Professional Division:
    • 1st Place Waterfowl
    • Judge’s Choice Best of Category Professional Division Waterfowl
    Virginia Taxidermists Association, Professional Division:

Work in Progress:

Be sure to check out Rob's Frozen in Flight Instagram and facebook pages for pictures of works in progess and the latest news

You can also see some photographs of Robert at work in his studio on Flickr: