Mount Tamalpais and its surrounding forests and streams are my territory.  The lakes, flowers, vistas and wildlife  just knock me out, they're so beautiful.  They restore my connection the land, and through these photos, I hope you can restore yours too.

Nature needs us, and we need nature, more so every day. The lands we want to preserve are being overused, abused, and underfunded, and by their loss we lose too. But by their wellbeing, we restore our connection to nature, and what we give our kids and their kids.

I hope you enjoy these photos, and take some home with you. Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have. I look forward to working with you.

Best wishes,

Martha E. Ture 

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Martha Ture was raised in a political family in Washington, D.C. She attended the Corcoran Gallery school and began undergraduate work at Cornell University in the School of Fine Arts. She came to California in 1966 to study at the San Francisco Art Institute and UC-Berkeley. She participated in the Berkeley-San Francisco music and arts counterculture, and was heavily involved in political journalism. She took her Master’s in Public Policy at UC Berkeley and worked as a federal fisheries biologist, and as a regulatory analyst for EPA, and for the California Public Utilities Commission. She has been a journalist and author, a lobbyist and activist for environmental and social justice issues. She volunteers with federal and local agencies counting the endangered coho salmon, and photographing them. She is married and has lived in Fairfax, California since 1993.

She is founder and sole proprietor, Mt. Tamalpais Photos.   She takes continuing education in photography, participates in juried and non-juried shows, and works to continue to improve her skills and practice.
 Ms. Ture now finds her best contribution to the world is wildlife and nature photography. It is her daily practice to photograph wildlife and nature on and around Mt. Tamalpais and surrounding lands such as Pt. Reyes National Seashore. She also travels further afield to practice photography. She posts her photos on social media, to provide people a moment of recognition of the real world.

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