"This beautiful silver back gorilla was taken in the Bwindi impenetrable national park in Uganda. After a three hour trek we came upon him and unfortunately got between him and a baby. This was the shot right before he charged me. World travel is my vehicle and photography is my medium. My passion is to discover, through travel, the vast mosaic of people, lands and cultures that the world offers; and to record, as faithfully as I can, the incredible panorama of color, pattern and energy that bombards the receptive eye. Travel gives me the opportunity to observe, but I believe the lens intensifies my ability to truly understand. I want to convey the world's incredible variety and to create an awareness, understanding and respect for humankind through photographic images. I am constantly reminded that even though people live worlds apart, we are truly all the same. Our hopes, dreams, loves and losses are all captured in our faces. The camera provides objective proof of our commonality."