Thanks for stopping by! I’m a wildlife photographer and naturalist. I also enjoy practicing Aikido and eating a plant based diet. My photography reflects my love for animals, nature, anthropology, and archeology. Recently, I have been focusing on photographing native plants and animals of California and images of the Southwestern United States where I was born.
Looking for custom picture frames? Nathaniel Brown at Things Made From Wood uses local upcycled material to create beautiful frames. Each one is one of a kind! You can find Maria's nature photography for sale with his frames at local markets around Santa Cruz, CA or use the contact form to order online.