As the summer weeks roll on, parents are often trying to find new ways to encourage their kids to get outside. Photography not only encourages creative expression, but it can also be a way to get children excited about capturing local wildlife or plants that they can later identify.
Children today are maturing in an environment entirely different than earlier generations. They have constant access to technological stimulation, which has largely come at the expense of outdoor experiences. As technology and media continue to be paramount in our lives, the understanding of our relationship with nature is often overlooked and forgotten.
Wildlife photography has the power to bring the natural world, foreign places and all that they encompass, to the viewer. Capturing tender moments between a mother tiger and her cub, or the delicate and deceiving beauty of a camouflaged praying mantis ready to ensnare a hummingbird. These photographs bring to life places and species that we may never otherwise see and appreciate. These moments captured on film elicit strong feelings and we are changed; suddenly, we are connected to a new place and new animals.Read More