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Hello, my name is Michelle

I'm a Nature Photographer from the

Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada

Soft Gulls in the Sky

     I was raised in Ontario, Canada amongst the beautiful Great Lakes.  When I was in my early twenties I moved west to British Columbia.  This is where photography truly entered my life, when I bought my first camera, an old Pentax KX I found at a local thrift store.  Little did I know then, that so many years later photography would be so important to me.

    As the years passed by,  I became part owner of a photography studio and production company.  Working with a collection of wonderful local artists taught me a lot about the passion and drive that comes with an art such as photography.

Sunshine Coast in British Columbia

     For many years now, nature photography has been my passion and the drive is undeniable. Being in the forests of British Columbia invigorates me and inspires me every day.

     Spending time in nature, observing, learning and capturing the natural beauty that appears around every corner, is a day well spent by the Grasshopper.  Sharing this beauty and the joy it brings me, in hopes that I can bring a smile to someone's face or perhaps a moment of calm, also inspires me everyday.  I truly feel a little nature can go a long way.

Thank You for visiting

Grasshopper's Path

Photographer on Location

 

While I'm in nature with my camera I 

also love to observe, question and learn.

This is why I was very excited to learn about iNaturalist.  A community that helps identify the plants and animals I encounter.

 

The observations I make then go into the pooled collection to help scientists and resource managers understand when and where organisms occur. 

Welcome to iNaturalist.ca, Canada's gateway to a global
species data sharing community.

 

Grasshopper's Path is a proud member of

Nature First

The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography.

I’m dedicated to following the Nature First Principles:

Prioritise the well-being of nature over photography.

Educate yourself about the places you photograph.

Reflect on the possible impact of your actions.

Use discretion if sharing locations.

Know and follow rules and regulations.

Always follow Leave No Trace principles and strive to

leave places better than you found them.

Actively promote and educate others about these principles.

Nature First The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography