My name is Jody Merritt of Jody Merritt Photography. I am based out of Beaufort, NC. My first career was with the NC State Parks system where I was able to see some of the most beautiful landscapes that NC has to offer. The love of nature and its beauty is what gave me the inspiration to start my landscape and nature photography when I retired in 2009.
Since retirement I have tried to do more traveling to experience the different types of landscapes and nature that is available not only in the United States but other parts of the world. I have been very lucky to have traveled to Africa twice since retirement. As Ernest Hemingway said “I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy.” I must say that I totally agree with that statement. I hope to one day return to Africa and again hear the roar of a lion and witness the compassion that a family of elephants has for one another.
Even though I am experiencing new areas of the world and the United States, my work will still concentrate mainly on coastal North Carolina. I love the sunsets and sunrises here and all that our wonderful area has to offer. My work is mostly about nature and scenes found along the coast of N.C. Nature has a special way of making me relax and I hope my photographs express that feeling.