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“ They (animals) are not just living things; they are beings with lives... that makes all the difference in the world...next time you are outside...notice the first bird you see…you are beholding a unique individual with personality traits, an emotional profile, and a library of knowledge built on experience…what you are witnessing is not just biology, but a biography.  ”

~ Jonathan Balcombe


Melissa awarded The Wildlife Society's "Jay N. Ding Darling Memorial Award for Wildlife Stewardship Through Art"!

In July, Melissa received the "Jay N. Ding Darling Memorial Award for Wildlife Stewardship Through Art," from The Wildlife Society. Founded in 1937, The Wildlife Society is an international network of over 11,000 leaders in wildlife science, management and conservation who are dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship. Cited were Melissa's advocacy in promoting ethical techniques in wildlife photography and her work in conservation photography.

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