I believe the more that humans are aware of nature, the more they will respect it, and this in turn will benefit all beings — especially future generations. Everything is connected! The reason I pursue nature photography is to propagate this awareness.
Nature can teach us a lot if we are brave enough to experience and learn from it. I believe that getting outside and experiencing nature educates us in important ways that we are not exposed to in conventional education. When I observe wildlife out in nature I am continually amazed at their intelligence and the emotions they display. I try to capture these emotions in my images so that others can experience just how amazing nature is.
Love of nature and beautiful places transcends the divisions that human society has established for itself. Experiencing nature, where fear is replaced by respect and courage, makes us all stronger and wiser. If my images reinforce our respect for nature, then my goal has been met.