Photo © Lara Chapman
It hasn't been an easy road for the Iguana. As a native to South America, the Iguana was first introduced to Florida through the exotic pet trade. Released by their owners into the wild, Iguanas have continued breeding in massive numbers, presenting challenges to the ecosystem as well as homeowners across the state. Several local governments have approved the mass killings of this reptile. They never asked to be here, and yet, it is here they are, and their journey is far from over.
Lara Chapman UNITED STATES
Lara C. Chapman is a fine art nature photographer, content specialist and professor, teaching communication arts and media studies online courses at several universities, including Florida International University in Miami.
Searching for a better way to connect with her local community, Lara purchased a camera in 2017 and began visiting public parks and attractions throughout Palm Beach County and beyond. What she soon discovered through the magic of a camera lens quickly morphed into a profound love for nature photography and poetry. And now thousands of photographs and hundreds of poems later, Lara created the Poetry Picturebook Series and continues to turn her images into works of fine art hung in spaces throughout Palm Beach County and beyond.
She lives with her husband, Patrick, two children, one dog, and four cats in West Palm Beach, FL. For more information about her photography or upcoming books in the poetry picture book series, please feel free to send her an email. To share and connect with Lara, visit Instagram.com/westpalmphotog.
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