My name is Elena K. Manzo, the face behind the camera. I was born and raised in Ukraine and moved to California later in life. With a degree in Environmental Science and Resources Management, I spent many years working in the environmental field and continue to do so full time, believing that our planet’s environment can be saved one tree at a time. My fascination with photography began when she was 15 when I met my first black and white film camera. That fascination grew exponentially when I bought got my first digital camera and haven’t stopped growing since. The beauty of the natural world and human nature greatly influences my world’s view, my photography, and my occasional writings. I have two beautiful children, a loving husband, two mischievous cats, Bella and Chloe, a bird named Rosie and multiple reptiles.

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