Marina is an award-winning nature photographer and a Florida Master Naturalist based in Sarasota, Florida. Her fascination with birds was spawned in second grade when she witnessed an incubator full of duck eggs successfully hatched. Her introduction to photography came at 18 just after moving to Florida when her father gave her a 35mm camera. In 2007 she purchased a digital body and her hobby quickly developed into an obsession. You may often find her dressed in camouflage or waders, submerged in water, covered in mud or lying flat on her belly in sand attempting a picture from the best vantage point.
Marina is an avian moderator on the popular nature photography website www.birdphotographers.net. Throughout the year, she finds great joy in volunteering “for the birds.” She has won several awards and her images have been published in National Wildlife, Nature’s Best, Popular Photography, Living Bird, etc. You may view her Fotobug interview here: http://fotobug.podbean.com/2012/01/15/fotobug-elusive-image-episode-43/