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I have always loved the natural world and the creatures that call it home. They fill my heart with such an incredible happiness, and it brings me incredible joy sharing this remarkable world with you, whether it’s through my images or writings. See, I hope to use both the images that I create as well as my writings as a vessel that that carries with it the love for our planet’s intoxicating beauty. I hope sharing this beauty ignites a love for our planet in all that take the time to view my work. And with that I can only hope that a sense of stewardship is born within us all, for this world that’s beautiful beyond our comprehension. See, our planet and the incredible sentient beings that call it home are as fragile as they are beautiful. It is this flawless yet fragile nature of their beauty that our species has become enamored with. However, our species has a tendency to destroy the very things that we find precious, and it is this very trait of ours that has led to generations of unspeakable atrocities inflicted upon the natural world and our sentient neighbors. The plight facing almost every species left on this planet today can trace its source to the insatiable hands of man. It is our fault, those of our species who commit these evils and those of us who sit idly by… we must do something, there is no time left and there is no one else.
If we don’t find the part of our soul where love and compassion is born, then surely we will find ourselves in the not too distant future living in a colorless world. One without lions and cheetahs, without elephants and whales. The oceans will have no sharks and the great savannas will be barren wastelands devoid of life. Our skies will be bare and ours will be a silent world without the songs of birds. When that day comes, we will have our money and our shiny cars, we will have our malls and fancy houses, but we will have this world all to ourselves, but we will be all alone, and oh, what a sad, lonely world that will be.