My philosophy is illustrated by the drawing that you saw when entering this site. It represents the connection between the natural world and us. Humans play the most important part in the natural world, we are part of it and it is a part of us, there is no separation, yet we hold the power to destroy it, so we must protect it. I recognize that nature is not limited to a world apart from humans. That is why, on this website, you will not only find photographs of wildlife and sunsets, but of landscapes that humans have had a hand in shaping, such as quarry sites, or the campus of the University of California at Santa Cruz. While these human impacted landscapes may not be beautiful in the traditional sense of nature photography, they are an important reminder of how people can change their environment, whether for better or worse, that is something to be judged by all of us.

  • Landscapes - stunning beaches, starry nights, wild mountains, unique flora and more
  • Wildlife - close up and environmental portraits from penguins to coyotes
  • Outdoor sports - extreme individuals mountain biking and climbing
  • Human impacted landscapes - quarries, the Elkhorn Slough, the campus of the University of California at Santa Cruz

About Lucas

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