NatureBreak is a video blog and online community I started to bring together people who love nature. The idea is to harness the power of technology to reconnect people to their local environments. Since most of us spend so much time behind a computer these days, I want this site to offer people a refreshing “break” from normal computer work to get in touch with what’s going on in the natural world.
I’ll regularly be posting videos, photographs, and written blogs about my latest wildlife adventures. I strongly believe that wildlife doesn’t have to be exotic to be exciting, so most of my videos are filmed close to home. There’s some exciting episodes in store: everything from close-up views of pregnant rattlesnakes to even closer-up views of a botfly larva in my head.
In my videos, I don’t use any macho antics to try to get animals to look fierce and dangerous. So you probably won’t see any snakes striking or alligator wrastling (is that even a real word?). I try to interfere as little as possible in the lives of the animals I film. Except for the poor botfly…but hey, it was either him or me.
NatureBreak is also an online community. The community is based in Facebook, so its easy to join. Members can post their own video and photos, ask for help from the group in identifying species, and rally support for conservation projects. I hope that you’ll join our community and help spread appreciation for nature across the internet.
Looking forward to meeting you,
Vanessa Serrao, NatureBreak Founder