This site is dedicated to the many organizations that I have volunteered for over the past 38 years, with manatees holding the top spot. My 'new' life is changing and I can't be as involved as I have been in the past, but being a volunteer and naturalist for the American Cetacean Society, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Save the Manatee Club, and Sea and Sage Audubon are experiences that I will never forget nor can replace. It is because of these various groups and the many people I have met and worked with that I have the understanding and appreciation for our natural world. Thank you to everyone. I hope you will enjoy this new journey with me! Watch for my new Travel Blog Page. With warm regards ... Laura O.
Born and raised in California, Laura Osteen has been a wildlife, underwater, and nature photographer for almost 40 years. She has shared and donated her photos to a wide variety of international groups and individuals for their publications, calendars, teaching kits, CD's, brochures and websites. Her mission has been to help
educate us all about the world around us. You can see Laura's work featured here:
Some of Laura's photos are featured in the 'Manatee' section of the North Brevard Business Directory, and the 'Wildlife Encounters of North Brevard' section of Florida's Space Coast Hidden Gems web sites.
Laura's photos can also be seen in the book, 'Those Magical Manatees'. One of Laura's photos was recently published in the 'Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America'. Laura's nature conservation legacy will be to continue sharing her images, because "Education is the first and last chance we have to help save our resources".
NEWS AND EVENTS
Travels: From 2003 to 2010 we took our annual vacation trips to Beliz, Costa Rica and Florida, visiting wildlife preserves and manatee locations. Notes of our travels are here.
Winter of 2016 we began a new travel oddyssey! We are posting notes from the road on our new Facebook Travel page. Please "friend" us on Facebook and click "follow" for updates. ... more
Lens Cloths: We are constantly adding new lens cloth designs. They are printed with Laura's nature photography and are great for all delicate glass surfaces. ... read more
Laura's Natural Images: Stunning nature photography in five categories: Marine Mammals - Underwater - Scenic - Nature and Wildlife .. suitable for framing, available in 8x12 and 11x14