Supporting conservation by featuring the species and places at risk and telling the stories of efforts to protect them.
When I was 13, my interest in birds drove me to sell my video games and buy a camera. For a while, I photographed nature for fun. After buying a camera with video capability, I made a short documentary on an environmental education initiative and discovered the ability I had to tell important stories that could make a difference. Since then I have been dedicated to using photography and videography to help protect nature. I do this a few ways: using macro photography to expose the over-looked wonders of insects and plants; blogging about natural history and conservation efforts; and creating short films that promote conservation efforts. I currently work for The Nature Conservancy in Oregon, where I am working to illustrate the stories of forest and vernal pool restoration.