As a photographer, I value my ability to photograph not only people, but also the natural world that surrounds us. My photography teacher often shows our classes work by National Geographic photographers, as well as the work of our nationally-recognized Missouri Conservationist magazine. While some may not see this as true photojournalism, my teacher has helped me see that in so many ways it is. Within this body of work are two of my award-winning nature images. Click on each photo to view it in full size and see its caption.