Being on the track at an Indy is electric! The sights and sounds overload your senses. And the constant heart stopping action doesn't end until the checkered flag is drawn.
I learned about the plight of abused and neglected donkeys from a news broadcast. Then after doing more research and visiting The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada in Guelph, Ontario my perception of these beautiful, gentle creatures changed forever.
Donkeys have long been considered low on the equine scale and as a result suffer from abuse and neglect. Their lower status coupled with the belittling associations appropriated into our everyday language, such as "jackass" has created a stereotype of donkeys as unintelligent and therefore, disposable. When this happens they're placed in an equine auction and if no buyer is available, they're sold to the slaughterhouse. The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada was established 25 years ago to help end this inhumane cycle of abuse. At the Santuary they live out their lives naturally, in peace and without obligation to humans.
The Sanctuary is a not-for-profit charity and relies on sponsors, donations and volunteers to continue their important work.
Having the opportunity to shoot at the California State Rodeo Championships was an unexpected and thrilling surprise.
The sun was out and the dirt was flying as competitors from all across the State gathered in a tiny little town to do battle in the ring.
It was truly man vs animal in strength, agility and skill.
Travelling is exhilarating and enlightening. I love to meet new people in different parts of the world and experience their culture, language, environment and especially their food! I've had the opportunity to travel to many places near and far and can't wait to experience so much more!
I've never met an animal I didn't like. That's not to say, they all liked me, especially when I'm on their turf. Animals in their natural environment, are a thrill to photograph. As a certified diver and adventure traveller, I've had the opportunity to observe many amazing animals above and below the surface.
Our lives are ubiquitous. Never before have we been so connected. Technology permits us to reach out to anyone, anywhere at any time. Unfortunately, this connectivity has disconnected us from nature and the natural world. It’s proven when we’re connected to nature we feel happier, more vital and live more meaningful lives. The goal of this series is to reconnect us to nature using abstracts to reveal its hidden beauty. Each image is constructed by combining individual images of the five basic elements of nature including: water, air, earth, wood and fire, with one another. The resulting image transforms into something more intricate, complex and elegant. This transformative effect is representative of the way nature transforms us when we appreciate its beauty and are fully connected to it. My hope is it inspires all to rediscover nature’s beauty!