"Leave Nothing but Footprints, Take Nothing But Pictures"

Born and raised on Long Island; presently based out of South Carolina LAURA SALZHAUER is a recent graduate with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and self taught photographer.

My major subject is wildlife photography, however I love taking pictures of just about anything. I hope my pictures inspire others to appreciate the biodiversity on Earth and support conservation.

Please feel free to contact me through my email for any questions. laura.salzhauer@gmail.com

This tumblr blog is my digital portfolio. Please explore my page by clicking on the pictures. There is also the ARCHIVE button to see all posts.


Sorry not sure what species this was. Gorgeous color though.

Spiny Desert, Madagascar.

Astrochelys radiata, Radiated Tortoise, Spiny Desert, Madagascar

At least I believe these were the radiated ones, we saw many tortoises that day. They were really cute, especially the babies. The baby shown here is held up by my friend Hannah who has extremely tiny pinkies, meaning that this tortoise was extremely tiny.

In a Spiny Desert Arboretum, Madagascar

This was a fun day, it was extremely hot as we followed the guide who was trying to explain to us everything. Since we were such a large group it was hard for everyone to hear everything, so I went around taking pictures avoiding the pointy parts of the plants.

Some of the plants (the ones that kid of look like green beans sticking up) are poisionous. If you got its sap in your eye you can go blind. The antidote is basically right next to it in this arboretum.

Baobabs in the Spiny Desert at 5:00am! We were up looking for the rare endemic bird the Groundroller. We did see it unforturnately he was behind a bush and I missed the shot. But the Baobab trees and the sky was awesome.

Ifaty, Madagascar