“In every walk with Nature, one receives far more than one seeks.” - John Muir
Jaymi Heimbuch has always had a profound interest in wildlife and the natural world. In her writing career, her continuous goal is to tell stories that engage readers, either to open up new perspectives or to inspire to act. She aspires to the same impact with her photography: to create images that trigger an emotional connection with viewers, and which spur us all to be stewards of nature. Through her images, she hopes to spark wonder, respect and appreciation for animals, whether they are species found on the other side of the planet, or that are living with us in our own backyards and homes.
Jaymi's photography has been published in Bay Nature Magazine, Cesar's Way Magazine, Mother Nature Network and TreeHugger among other outlets. One of her images was turned into a stamp by the United Nations Postal Administration to celebrate the International Day of Happiness. Her environmental, wildlife and pet writing has been published in a variety of print and online publications, including BBC Wildlife Magazine, Huffington Post, and Beautiful Beasties.
She is also the author of the award-winning book The Ethiopian Wolf: Hope at the Edge of Extinction, which features the photography of Will Burrard-Lucas and Rebecca Jackrel and highlights the incredible work of The Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme in saving this unique and critically endangered species from extinction.
Jaymi's passion for canids, for conservation work, and for storytelling is rolled into her ongoing project of documenting the natural history of urban and suburban coyotes, to better understand the role of this important predator in a healthy ecosystem and promote peaceful coexistence with this clever, adaptable and beautiful species.
Jaymi is the Co-Chair of the Environmental Committee of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), and is an Affiliate with the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP). She is also a member of HeARTs Speak, and volunteers as a photographer with local animal rescues.