Hey there! My name is Lavanya Prakash. Here’s a little about me…
I discovered my love for nature through photography. Through the lens of the camera, my eyes opened to nature’s finer details, and more importantly, the beauty of the biodiversity in my home, Singapore. I started this blog when I was 12, to share my pictures with interesting facts, photos and my thoughts about national parks, national reserves and other trails in Singapore and beyond.
When I was younger, I was infused with a curiosity to discover the incredible beauty, intelligence and diversity that exists in nature. I often (and still do) gaped in awe of the beauty of a tree, butterfly, bird, insect or the sky, moon and stars. You are likely to bump into me hiking in one of Singapore’s parks in the weekend, snapping away on my camera!
Little did I know that my blog would catapult me into this journey to discover my life purpose and passion- environmentalism. I now live with a larger purpose in this world- that is to help protect and save the environment and Mother Earth. She’s a gift given to us – with beauty and grace in everything she contains, providing us with everything we & the millions of other earthlings need. We need to listen to the oceans, seas, forests, mangroves, beaches, our towns and cities too ~ they are sending a message of alarm and warning us of catastrophe if we don’t act soon to preserve Earth’s precious biodiversity.
I am currently pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies (specializing in Biology) in the National University of Singapore (NUS). I am absolutely loving the course. I’m getting to study the intricacies and complexities of environmental problems and solutions, meet like-minded people, contribute to green clubs, and attend various conferences at my university. Apart from sharing my photography as usual on my blog, I can’t wait to share what I learn through the course and my thoughts as I evolve as a human being in the “real world”.
My other hobbies and interests include singing, Indian classical dance, playing the violin, poetry writing, reading, watching movies, baking, cooking, and trekking.
By reading this blog I hope you take away one thing. Take a moment- even a few seconds to connect to nature instead of wifi. Besides the wellness benefits of being in nature, it can help unleash your inner environmentalist. Because how can you care about something you do not love or are connected to?
Please feel free to write your thoughts about my blog posts in the comments. I love to hear from people! I hope you join me as I continue discovering, exploring and unleashing the beauty of nature.