Stories from the
For as long as I can remember, I've been enchanted by animals. I have spent the last 6 years traveling to wildlife-rich areas of the world with my camera in hand and heart on my sleeve. I've learned about different species and about the lives of individual animals.
I've cried tears of joy, tears of laughter, and tears of sorrow as I watched the lives and deaths of the animals play out in front of me.
Every day I learn more about the plight of animals as well as about their victories. I am on a mission to share what I learn with others so that together we can preserve the wild world for generations to come.
The original plan for the second quarter was to stay at home to be with my girl Holly with the exception of one trip to the Galapagos and the ECUADORIAN AMAZON. This trip was originally supposed to take place in 2020 but due to covid was moved to this year.
Unfortunately, I made the very difficult decision and helped Holly cross on April 27. See her tribute here. Because of this, I really just want to run away to the ocean and let the sounds of the waves sooth my soul...but I still have 3 canine house guests to care for. They will be going home in about 2 weeks.
I've never been to the Galápagos Islands and I'm really excited to explore. I am going on a photo tour and we will be doing this trip from a catamaran and visiting multiple islands with naturalists with opportunities to snorkel and swim with the wildlife. Afterwards, I'll have a few days in Quito to catch up on sleep and work on images and then off to the Ecuadorian Amazon for another few days of explorations. This part of the trip has an opportunity to do a tree top walk - as you may know, I am terrified of heights but I am determined to bring out the adventurer in me and experience everything I can.
I won't be posting anything while in the Galápagos Islands...but I should have time in Quito to post - so be sure to follow my social media for updates. Here for FaceBook and Here for Instagram.
I purchased a new macro lens for the trip, so it may be interesting to see what kind of critters I can capture with the macro. Maybe it will even help me get over my terrifying fear of spiders.
If you've been to the Galapagos or Ecuadorian Amazon before and have any tips for me, please be sure to let me know!
When I return from Galapagos, I am meeting a few friends in San Diego to play with our cameras and hopefully find the seals with new pups. I've never been to San Diego - so I'm excited to actually see what I've heard is such a great destination.
The rest of this quarter, I will be at home, familiarizing my self with my new life.
In the Media
I am honored to have contributed the cover photo for the Mara Predator Conservation Programme Annual Report.
The non-profit operates in the Masai Mara, Kenya and is a part of the Kenya Wildlife Trust. Their mission is
"a world-class conservation programme, providing evidence-based, practical management recommendations, solutions and ideas."
Click on the photo to read their annual report and find out more about this amazing organization.
Looking for the perfect print for your home or office? Wildlife images are available o photographic papers, canvas, and metals in many different sizes to suit your needs.
Click below to open a new window for my print collection and be sure to see my travel galleries while you are there!
Plan your Dream Safari
45 weeks on safari in 7 different countries in Africa, Lisa knows how to plan and execute a safari.
If you are planning a safari, click below to learn about the Dream Safari Interactive Guide to help you plan the safari of your dreams.
Wildlife Inspired Gifts
Blankets, towels, journals, posters, shirts, laptop cases and more are available with wildlife and nature images and graphics.
A Few Wildlife Images
"Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul."
- Frances Hodgson Burnett