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FALL 2017

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Page 32 of 83 | 33 Mac Stone Conservation Photographer and Author Degree in Environmental Science, International Politics and Policy, Spanish, Minor in Biology Mac Stone didn't set out to become a professional photographer. He didn't even study photography in college. Capturing images of the outdoors began at an early age, and at the time it was primarily for his own enjoyment. His love for photography would take him down another path later in life. As a youth, he spent countless hours near his home in north Central Florida photographing the unique topography and inhabitants of the nearby wetlands. When it came time to make a choice for college, he decided to follow his curiosity for science and international politics. After college, armed with degrees and fluent in Spanish, he was able to travel and work in Central and South America for two years. In a biodiverse region of Honduras, he taught environmental science and nature photography to underprivileged youth in order to strengthen environmental awareness in the region. Later, he returned to Florida to work with Audubon on restoration and research efforts for the Everglades Science Center. Over a span of five years, his photographic body of work covering the landscapes, flora and fauna of the watershed would become an award-winning coffee table book, Everglades: America's Wetland. Doing the work that he truly loves. Having the satisfaction of knowing that he's making a difference, impacting others, and changing views about conservation through art and photography. The more diverse your education is, the more options you have. Never give up on what you want. Follow your passion. There's no right or wrong way and there's often no roadmap. If what you want doesn't exist, then create it. Find a mentor; don't go it alone. What he loves about his job: What he recommends: Mac Stone keeping his equipment dry while searching for Ghost Orchids in Big Cypress National Preserve. Photo: Garl Harrold.

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