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Leslie Richter, founder of Rockskipper Photography, is a California-based freelance photographer specializing marine, nature, and travel photography.

A former technology and marketing professional, she is now a full-time photographer, covering local, national, and international venues. She has been an avid photographer since the age of 8, and has won numerous awards for her underwater photography.

Her passions for sailing, scuba diving, hiking, photography, and the exploring diverse cultures have taken her to many extraordinary destinations. Visiting and photographing many unique ecosystems has led her to a profound respect and concern for protecting and preserving natural habitats, both on land and in the oceans. Through her nature images she hopes to give viewers a glimpse of the natural beauty of some of the fragile ecosystems and cultures that she has been fortunate to visit around the world.