Beaches are an amazing place to explore, both from an ecological and a photography perspective. They are ever changing, sands literally shifting from one area to another; they are a canvas for weather patterns that pass briefly and then disappear. To really know a beach, you must visit often, in all conditions and seasons. Though…

I have always been fascinated by human structures overtaken by nature; collapsed barns now covered in grasses, old homes shrouded in thick vines, rusted cars with trees growing through the center. Here in Florida, what I see most often are sunken boats. One evening my husband and I decided to explore Easy Bay near Pensacola….

Last week I witnessed something truly amazing: the release of a rehabilitated sea turtle. The Gulfarium, a local aquarium, has a special turtle care program. The turtle I saw had recovered from pneumonia (I didn’t know turtles could get pneumonia!), and was now healthy enough to return to life on the ocean’s currents, maybe even…