About Me

Hello... I'm Nancy Florence. I'm the face                                behind the camera. 


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My goal as a nature/wildlife photographer is to show you the beauty and magic of our planet and what is waiting to be explored in our own backyard. My belief is, we need not travel far, instead slow down to be present where we are, to see and experience the magic of the natural world. Beauty is everywhere, you only have to pause for a moment to see it! My hope in viewing my photographs, you will see my passion. I almost always travel with my dog Bailey, and I never leave home without my camera and hiking shoes. My favorite photographic subjects are what I discover each day as I explore my own backyard and you see "what the camera sees." Most of my images are captured within an hour of my home in Carson City, Nevada. 

My family and I moved to Carson City May 1978 from La Puente, California. I graduated from Carson High School a year later. I was lucky enough to be able to join the State Work Program my senior year. I retired from the State of Nevada after 30 years of service in 2009. After retiring from the State, I worked in the office for a local car dealership until 2017. It was during this time I met my partner in life, and he encouraged me to pursue my passion for photography full time. 

Award Winning Acknowledgements

Tahoe Quarterly - Best of Tahoe 2022 Pets - 3rd Place

Nevada Magazine - Events - Runner Up 2022

Hot & Dusty Photography Invitational - 2022 

     Lost City Museum - Docent's Choice Award

Cowboys & Indians Magazine - Honorable Mention

     February - March 2024


Other Interests

I volunteer with Least Resistance Training Concepts/Technical Large Animal Rescue. This is a nonprofit organization. Our team is partnered with Wild Horse Connection and the Nevada Department of Agriculture, we rescue injured or at-risk wild horses. Our team is on-call 24/7 to either trap an injured horse, reunite a separated mother and foal, capture a foal whose mother has died or had to be humanely euthanized or relocate horses for public safety.

I absolutely enjoy my time being a volunteer team member as a foal care giver. We try to give foals that may be injured, sick, or abandoned the best possible chance of surviving and eventually finding their forever homes. 

We rescued a two-hour old foal on the evening of April 10, 2020, from the Virginia Range. This colt turned into a heartfelt project; this is where I began my journey as one of his care team members for his short but meaningful life. On June 30, 2021, Goliath was called to the Rainbow Bridge. At the same moment, a huge crack of thunder let loose over our heads.

Thunder on Moose!

I also volunteer for American Wild Horse Conservation, also a nonprofit organization, as photographer/documenter, and a certified fertility control darter. We work as a team, with a cooperative agreement with the Nevada Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Land Management to reform the cruel and costly federal wild mustang helicopter roundup program; and replace it with humane management that keeps wild horses wild, protected and free. AWHC manages the largest humane fertility control for the wild, free-roaming horses in the world.


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