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Welcome to my blog, where the wild beauty of nature is captured through the lens of my camera and shared with you in an effort to foster a deeper connection with our planet’s magnificent creatures and the critical need to conserve their habitats. As an enthusiastic wildlife photographer and a passionate advocate for conservation efforts, I invite you to join me on this journey of exploration and discovery.

In each post, we’ll embark on virtual safaris to observe the fascinating behaviours of wildlife in their natural environments and learn about the complex ecosystems that support life on Earth. Through stunning photography and insightful commentary, we’ll uncover the stories of the wilderness that often go untold.

But this blog is more than just a showcase for captivating imagery. It’s a platform dedicated to educating and inspiring action towards environmental protection and sustainability. Together, we’ll delve into various conservation projects, meet the heroes on the front lines of wildlife protection, and understand the challenges they face every day.

By sharing these experiences, my hope is to ignite a passion for nature within each reader and encourage a collective effort to preserve the beauty that surrounds us. So come along and let the adventure begin—explore the world of wildlife, photography, and conservation through my eyes and find out how you too can make a difference.

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Northern Harriers

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Melissa (or Mel!) is a wildlife and landscape photographer living and working in beautiful British Columbia. Photography has been her passion since she received her first high-quality digital camera, and she became committed to wildlife photography in 2019 after a trip to Kenya. More recently, she has returned to school to study Environmental Practice so she can make a larger impact in the fight to protect nature.

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