Nature Photos Can Help Inspire You to Care!

Widow Skimmer Dragonfly photo by Becky Joseph

Missouri Environmental Fund extends many thanks to those photographers who have donated their skills to Missouri Environmental Fund:

The photo of a majestic tree at sunset was taken by Chris Starbuck; see many beautiful photos of this tree in different seasons; and more at

Henry Domke is a professional photographer who specialized in large panorama nature images for hospitals and health care settings. Research tells us that patients exposed to nature, or even images of nature, heal more quickly, have less stress, and require less pain medication! Henry has many great photos of prairies, flowers, birds, and butterflies.

Jim Rathert is a professional photographer who has captured many wonderful shots of birds, other animals and special places in Missouri.  He sells some of his great photos on high-quality products -- visit:

Missouri Nature & Environmental Photographers (MoNEP) works to provide a forum for individuals interested in the field of nature photography and the environment, provide education, gather and disseminate information, and promote nature photography as an art form and medium of communication. Learn more at

Becky Joseph's love for nature, gardening and photography merged when she founded Restore My Soul Photos in 2005.  She endeavors to capture the "everyday wonders" and share them as inspiring fine-art photos, cards and prints.  She is a member of MONEP and you may view and purchase her work at varied galleries/shops, exhibits and on her website:

MoNEP member Lori Purk (at ) has taken numerous photos of butterflies, flowers, wildlife and scenery. Her award winning photography has been exhibited at the Shaw Nature Reserve, the St. Louis Artists' Guild, and Powder Valley Nature Center. You can see her beautiful photos, and order prints or note cards at her web site.