Piece description from the artist
I took this photo at the Angthong National Marine Park. It's a small set of tropical islands off the Island of Ko Samui, Thailand.
It is only accessible by boat and then by kayak.
This lagoon is famous, as seen in the movie "The Beach." After climbing several hundred of the steepest stairs I have ever climbed, I was able to get this photo from the peak of one of the surrounding cliffs.
Melinda Klein is a Chicago-based digital and film photographer, who prides herself on learning through experience. She grew up all around the country, living across the midwest and the east coast. It was living in these vastly different places, from cities, to suburbs, to rural areas, that inspired her love for such diverse areas of photography. She began taking photographs professionally when she moved to Chicago in 2007.
Melinda's biggest passion is wildlife and nature photography but most of her wildlife photography is taken in zoos and aquariums. She photographs the animals to look as though they were shot in nature in an effort to document the lives of flora and fauna that exist in a man-made habitat.