The Antioquia Region of Colombia

Last year I was working on a farm in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania with no idea that I would find myself exploring the Antioquia region of Colombia studying sustainable food systems. I enrolled in the journalism program at Northampton in order to work towards my dream of becoming a photojournalist. When I learned that NCC had a…

No Turning Back

In 2012 my boyfriend Chris invited me on a two week backpacking trip. I had never been camping and I didn’t know the first thing about it. I loved hiking. Nature is my happy place. I decided to go. The plan was to hike southbound on the Appalachian Trail beginning in Delaware Water Gap. We…

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and scientific research center dedicated to the conservation of birds of prey. It is the premier destination in the northeastern United States to view the annual hawk migration. It is the world’s largest member-supported raptor conservation organization and works as an international conservation training site.  The sanctuary began…

Lake Minsi, Bangor, Pennsylvania

The now barren land exposes stumps, revealing the trees that once grew in this space before the the lake was made A bridge appears after decades of being hidden underwater Canada Geese and a Great Blue Heron find an oasis in the parched lake A bird swoops across what once was the lake Chris Minnich…

High Cliffs Trail

The High Cliffs Trail is located in Milford, Pennsylvania, along Route 209. The trail skirts the edge of the cliff Cactus grow on the east facing cliffs. View of the Delaware River.

Roosevelt Elk

Amid the Redwood forest of northern California there live seven herds of elk. The Roosevelt Elk (Cervis elapses roosevelti), the largest species of elk in North America.  What is remarkable about these creatures is that they survived after much of their forest home was clear-cut by logging companies in the late 19th century. Luckily, the…