"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.


Bits and Pieces of Miaranony, Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar.

Again, this was the most beautiful, pristine forest I have ever been in. I have a ton of pictures, this is just pieces of what I’ve been going through, more will be up soon.

The last three pictures were taken early in the morning on my way down the TRAIL (I emphasive that this is NOT your normal trail, this entire mountain is INSANE). We were in the middle of the “real mud slide” part (there are a bunch of these but this had to be the most slide like), this was really difficult to get. I had support for not sliding.

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