Explore the Gallery: Scientific & Botanical Illustrations

Marissa Jacobs, of The Art of Ecology, is primarily known as a nature and ecological photographer, however she also leads Botanical Illustration Workshops, teaches Scientific Illustration, and is also a freelance illustrator for environmental education groups. A portion of the proceeds from any illustration work sold benefits wildlife conservation and habitat preservation efforts. More information …

“Heart & Soul” – a Photo Project Looking at Animal/Habitat Relationships

As a Conservation Photographer who finds the interconnection of life fascinating, I try to reflect that passion in my work. I created my “Heart & Soul” project to depict this interconnection. The Heart and Soul Photo Project shows the blend of an animal and it’s ideal habitat, or where the animal’s heart and soul belong, …

What is a Flamboyance? Did you know that a group of Flamingos is called a Flamboyance? These amazing birds are under threat of climate change, but fortunately, are being protected. Being Flamboyant means being colorful and vibrant. It only makes sense then that a group of Flamingos would go by this name (among other names …