'Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.'Albert Einstein
Our world's wildlife and natural systems are under constant threat from copious pressures that we as humans act upon. Nature photography aids by placing us in a mental state of searching and often times realizing the beautiful wonders that one may take for granted.
I plan to be a bridge from the conservation community by showcasing the vast and rich diversity found within nature.
My galleries will not only make you visualize but also feel and empathize with the complex yet simple silent beings that coexist around us. Behind every image there is a story about our beautiful world. I want to tell those stories in hope of enlightening and inspiring others.
I thank you for visiting and invite you to explore these stories and become active in the environmental recovery that we are all hoping for.
Flowers are a time-honored way to say thank you, they are an attribute to any special occasion, and have the ability to transform living spaces by adding color and harmony.
However, becoming a multi-billion dollar global industry has resulted in the endangerment and disappearing of one in five British wildflowers.
Almost all of our wildflowers and meadows are becoming rarer and have been in steadily decline. This is due to recurrent causes of environmental harm such as intensive farming, pollution and urban sprawl. It's a shame not only for the beauty and richness of our countryside, but also for its effect on our native insects and butterflies who we rely on to pollinate much of our food.
This gallery will exhibit different perspectives of various and unique flowers emphasizing each of their particular character and personality. Bringing attention to their movements, their glares, their natural emotions captured and transmitted within one fixed frame. You will notice their similarities, their differences and realize how important they are within our ecosystem.
The Living Planet assessment, by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and WWF, published at the end of 2016 showed that global wildlife populations have fallen by 58% since 1970. We no longer have the need to hunt or gather food for sustenance, work hard to build a shelter or collect wood for fire every other day in the winter. There is no longer a need to protect ourselves from predators because we have become the main one.
Our connection with the natural world and its rhythms have lead to a number of drastic consequences regarding the future of our world’s wildlife. Our cities concrete jungles and the rat-races have affected half of the world’s population, causing us to abuse nature rather than coexist with it.
Our relationship with wildlife needs to change by learning and embracing these silent creatures in order repair decades of harm.
The following images should hopefully remind viewers that our wildlife should be appreciated, nurtured and respected. We should see ourselves in the eyes of these wonderful, wild creatures that share the same lands and territories as us.
EARTH & WATER
"What is this life if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?
No time to stand beneath the boughs, and stare as long as sheep, or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass, where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight, streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty’s glance, and watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can, enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this, if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare."
William Henry Davies 1871 – 1940