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About Anita Wooldridge Photography

Anita grew up on a farm in the Midwest surrounded by deep woods, which she explored for hours on end, returning only when her Mom yelled at the top of her lungs for her to come home. On Sunday nights, her favorite TV show, “Jacques Cousteau,” mesmerized her, and she was seduced by the ocean. She began SCUBA diving at the age of 16 (yes, in Indiana!)

Anita left home for college in Florida to study oceanography. She received three degrees, including a Ph.D. from the University of Miami studying hydrothermal vents while working for NOAA.  Her career took off, as well as her adventures traveling around the world to SCUBA dive.

In 2007, Anita visited Yellowstone National Park for the first time and wow, she heard the mountains calling her.  Over the next few years, she looked for a way to move to the west.  At the end of 2012, Anita threw caution to the wind, sold everything, and moved to Colorado.  She knew only two people in the state—one being a college classmate who was finishing her tour of duty at the NOAA facility in Boulder, and who was living in a special little town called Niwot.

Today, Anita recognizes how lucky she was to discover this magical town that is so welcoming. She lives in a beautiful neighborhood in Niwot, and is surrounded by great friends. She continues to explore the mountains of the west, capturing many special moments with her camera. These photographs are presented with the hope that you will find them special, too.

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”  — John Muir

Follow Anita’s adventures on Instagram @anita.wooldridge

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