Dorothy Birch - World Of Color Photography
I believe that the natural world has the power to stir the human spirit like nothing else. The colors of nature are the hues of our souls, and when we surround ourselves with the natural, we are invigorated, refreshed, and inspired to be our best. Our Earth is a precious gift, one that gives us all we need not just to survive, but to thrive – to live as we were meant to: swathed in joy. Photographing the world of color has opened my eyes to miracles of all sizes, from the immense, deep blue of the ocean to the stunning stripes of the little swallowtail caterpillar. It is our hope that these photographs will help many people to re-focus their own minds and lives, to spend more time enjoying our beautiful natural world, and to see themselves, too, as splashes of their own color on the infinite palette of this glorious, gorgeous planet.
I am an avid naturalist, environmentalist, and award winning photographer. Dorothy received a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from Virginia Tech and a Master's Degree in Environmental Education from Nova Southeastern University. I spend most of my free time educating children and adults alike about the role each one of us plays in supporting and restoring our beautiful environment. My goal in creating these photographs is to spread the beauty of nature to as many as possible. I was raised in Virginia, which I still believe to be the very most beautiful state in the Union, but she now travels the country as the wife of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter pilot.
I love my work as an environmental educator, joining in the delight of natural discovery with children and adults alike, encouraging the critical thinking and action that help people to appreciate the wonderful web of life in which they are enveloped. As for these pictures and their role in my environmental education efforts. . . if one picture is worth a thousand words, then these, I hope, might just begin to describe the beauty of this small and precious, blue and green planet on which we are blessed to live.
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