Marilyn discovered her true passion for photography in after a safari to Kenya in 1996, and has had her eye behind a lens ever since.
With encouragement and mentoring from internationally acclaimed nature photographers Art Wolfe, Gavriel Jecan and Frans Lanting, Marilyn set out to capture the world in her images.
She has won numerous International Awards including
Nature's Best International Photography Highly Honored 2013
Nature's Best International Photography Highly Honored 2005
Nature's Best International Photography Award 2001 "The Trunk"
AGFA Wildlife & Environment Photographic Award 2003
3 National Wildlife Federation Merit Award Winners
Currently Marilyn has her work on display at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington D.C. as part of the Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Exhibition It runs thru March 2014.
Marilyn's work has appeared in Nature's Best Magazine Special African Edition, and the Special Smithsonian Awards issues 2001 & 2005; NWF Magazine ; Ranger Rick Magazine; Getaway Magazine; "Route 66" Magazine as well as textbooks, world wide newspapers. and various travel brochures. She is represented by Danita Delimont Stock Agency.
Her numerous appearances on CNN and Good Morning America have highlighted her images to large audiences. Marilyn has conducted photo workshops during Renaissance Weekend in Hilton Head, Palm Springs and Charleston.
She is a Charter Member of NANPA and credits them for giving her the opportunities to meet and discuss her craft with leading nature photographers.
Marilyn has spent most of 2012 photographing the Maasai of Loita Hills, Kenya, where shelved with them as part of their tribe.
Like many photographers, Marilyn had many careers; in her case, modeling and Emmy award winning television work.
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