A native of North Carolina, I've always loved nature and the outdoors. As a kid, family vacations were always to the North Carolina beaches. This gallery showing contains scenic and wildlife images from as close as my home state of Virginia to as far away as East Africa. Nature itself is a very graceful subject and can be used to convey a variety of human emotions and feelings. The passion and intensity behind each image is to evoke a personal emotion or experience for the viewer.