My name is Nicholas (Nick) Valentine, and I am a midshipman at the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Since embarking on my journey in the United States Naval Reserves, I have met many individuals who have expressed a longing to adventure in the mountains and the wild. This is an aspect of life that I have since realized I have taken for granted. I began to look at the world around me in a much different way, a sight of gratitude rather than taking the natural world for granted. So, I made it my mission to take photos of my adventures in the wilderness, to inspire others to go out and explore, to see the natural wild of our planet as I began to see, to be grateful for it all. I hope to continue this, to change the world one by one by inspiring the human race to crave for a wild adventure and embark on one in the beautiful wilderness of Earth.