"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.


Ursus arctos syriacus, Syrian Brown Bear

Aren’t these cubs adorable?! There are THREE of them, they are about 10 weeks old and were born at Hollywild Animal Park in South Carolina. They just made their public debut last weekend, come visit and learn about these bears!


Indri Indri- Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar

I know these are not the clearest of all photos, but I’m putting them up because of the cool movement the Indri has; this one is also carrying a baby, imagine if humans were like these primates?

Indri Indri, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar.

Last but certainly not least, probably my favorite species of lemur; the Indri is the largest extant lemur. They do not possess a tail like most if not all other lemurs. They have the most magnificant call (I will post video soon).

These pictures were taken from my “bungalo” house at the park. This was also 3 hours after we arrived!!! I never scrambled for my camera so fast! It was such an amazing sight, especially with the baby!! So cute, look at that weird little thing! The babies are about the size of other lemurs (maybe Eulemur rufifrons).

One of the most amazing days of my life!

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.

Varecia variegata editorum - Black and White Ruffed Lemur, Andasibe National Park, Madagascar

This is almost the same species as last post, however due to their decreased range and isolation they are now a different subspecies. These guys have an alarming loud call and it sounds awesome. They live very high in the canopy making pictures difficult to get.

The first photograph in this set is a baby! So adorable! There is another shot with another baby as well, next to the mother pearing out over the branches!

This was a great day!