Melissa Theil’s passion for photography was ignited when many years ago she won a prize for a photo which she took not even knowing how to put film in her camera. So she studied photography and won some more contests. Her string of former professions which include biologist, horseback riding instructor, nursing and drug researcher, earned her enough to travel the world. Add to that, her need for dabbling in alternative lifestyles, learning about third world cultures, being a crazy cat lady and lover of all living things great and small, you have a human being who has much to photograph. You can keep up with her on Facebook and also see how she views our beautiful world at

State/Province/Region: NC

Country: USA

In Your Bag

Cameras: Sony A9 and 7R3, Canon 5D3, Sony RX10m4

Lenses: Tamron 150-600mm for Canon, 100mm macro for Canon, Sony 70-200mm 2.8 with 2x extender, 24-70mm, 24-240 mm, 35mm, Rokenon 14mm, for Sony

Accessories: Gitzo tripod, Rightstuff heads

Featured Photos by Melissa Theil

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