"I am my truest self when I am immersed in nature; surrounded by wild creatures in their natural habitat, where I can quiet the mind and enjoy an all-sensory experience, unencumbered by human interference."
Heather Nicole is an award winning and published photographer located in the United States.
She has won nearly 2 dozen photography awards from organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Wild Heart Gallery, and Nevada Artist's Association. Her images and stories have been published by Outdoor Photographer Magazine 3 times and she has been digitally published dozens of times by organizations such as, FRAMES Digital Companion, National Geographic, NatGeo Wild, NatGeo Your Shot Community, Tampa Bay Times, OutdoorPhotographer.com, NPhoto Magazine, and DigitalCameraWorld.com. She has had solo features on FRAMES Podcast and YouTube channel. Her photography has been seen in galleries around the world such as Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago; FotoZa, Johannesburg, South Africa; Rhode Island Center for the Photographic Arts, Rhode Island; Nevada Artist's Association, Nevada; and Galerie Gora, Montreal, Canada.
An observation of an observation. Heather Nicole's favorite animal is the Black Rhino. We observe her here, observing a black rhino make its way to a nearby watering hole.
An observation of an observation.
Heather Nicole's favorite animal is the Black Rhino. We observe her here, observing a black rhino making its way to a nearby watering hole.
Photo credit ©AndrewCStrom
Heather grew up in a small town on the Gulf Coast of Florida. She has also lived in New York, Alaska, and currently, northern Nevada.
She officially registered her business in 2016, however she has been taking pictures for many years. As a child, she enjoyed using Polaroid or disposable cameras to capture anything and everything. As she grew older, she became more artistic with photography and began looking at things with more intent. In high school, she took a film photography class and learned the basics of photography and how to develop film from her mom's Canon AE-1 35mm camera. It was in this class that her interest in photography developed into a passion. After high school, she worked at a portrait studio. (Thompson Brand Images - Please visit his website! Heather wouldn't be where she is today without his guidance early on!) Here, she began to hone her skills in digital photography.
As she has gotten older still, the intent of her photography has evolved to focus on wildlife and conservation; two things about which she is incredibly passionate.

Why Photography?

"To capture a photograph is to capture a moment in that would otherwise only exist as a fading memory."
For her entire life, Heather has felt a deep connection to wildlife and nature. Therefore, her lens has always been focused on the wild things. She enjoys using photography to capture beautiful moments in time which would otherwise only be held as a fading memory. More-so, she enjoys using photography to show a different perspective of a familiar scene or animal. The intent of her work is to evoke emotion in the observer and compel a connection to the subject.
She strictly abides by the utmost respectful and ethical practices when photographing wildlife. 
She NEVER baits, entices, or approaches wildlife. Using a long lenses and quiet-mode settings, her camera sensor can quietly get close to a subject from a safe distance without disrupting the subject or the landscape.
Heather's photography shows people an unusual perspective of the usual; and hopefully encourages them to slow down, just a little bit, to peacefully observe and appreciate the nature that surrounds us.

In this ever-changing world, there is an urgency to tell the stories of the voiceless. The purpose of Heather's photography is to tell stories of conservation and entice change, universal respect for nature, and awareness of the human impact.
~ A Conservation Photographer ~
~ A Defender Of Wildlife ~

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