"Christine Cook created “Embody Wetlands” to focus on man’s dependency on wetlands. We need the world’s wetlands to soak up excess rainwater and prevent flooding, to clean our drinking water and to protect our coastlines. We need to embody the spirit of the wetlands! I am trained as a naturalist and spend a lot of time in marshes, swamps and other wetlands in the state of Florida. A myriad of plants and animals, from the rare Ghost Orchid to the endangered Wood Stork call wetlands their home. My photography is a way for me to both enjoy natural environments and to promote their preservation. I find that both journalistic and creative photography serves these purposes well. Although photographing in the varied lighting of a swamp is very challenging, it is also very rewarding. Enjoy my other works at www.christinecookphotography.com."