Nana portrait
  • Expedition: Apr 3-8, 2016
  • Nana
  • Kingsburg High School
  • Yosemite National Park: Hetch Hetchy

Why I Take Pictures
When people get old they lose some awesome memories from their life. You try hard to think and remember but it's gone, nothing is left in your memory. That's why I take pictures. Taking pictures helps me to relax and enjoy my life. Taking pictures can throw you back and help you remember beautiful things you've done.

I like taking pictures of nature because trees, plants, animals, waterfalls can't speak and tell me that it's not a "nice," "perfect" picture of them. At the same point nature is the most beautiful and important model of my life. Taking pictures of nature helps me explore and think keep in certain things. When I look at nature and I don't have my camera with me the first wish in my head is: "I wish my eyes could take pictures." Everything can be forgotten but not pictures. Pictures will help you all the time to remember how amazed you were at that time when you took that picture.

"It looks like trees are proud to live in Yosemite, because over here everything is clear. I feel like they dance with wind and animals sing for them."

Nana Camera

Becoming an exchange student, I could never imagine things about camping in Yosemite for five days. I feel like I got really lucky to be selected as an exchange student in California. Yosemite is one of the most well known National Parks in the world. I've heard about that many times and to go and visit Yosemite was one of my goals while I'm in California. WildLink Program gave me an opportunity to experience 5-day backpacking trip in Yosemite. I got really scared to do backpacking for 5 days in wild nature, but WildLink leaders helped me to get rid of it. While I was walking, hiking I got to see beautiful views, falls, even wild animals.

Talking about animals I remember yesterday during sitting and eating a dinner, Rita jumped and cryed, "I feel like something is walking behind me," then Stacey got scared, then Sara turned on her flashlight and we saw two beautiful deers running around our camping area. Being in forest makes me feel free, relaxed. I'm sitting and I can only hear beautiful sounds like waterfall, birds and not tracks, cars, agressive people. I can smell the trees and can see how they move because of the wind.

Nana Stream Crossing

When I return home I will help people around me to understand how important it is to save our environment. Less we hurt nature healthy we will be.

Nana Trail
Nana Rest Break
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