Delray Beach resident Laura C. Williams has one of the most enviable jobs in the business as a world-renowned wildlife photographer. From magazines like National Wildlife to National Geographic, Williams’ ability to capture everything from albatrosses to pumas has led to a lifestyle of travel and wonder with the click of a shutter. Still, Williams explained that the perception is not always reality when working with exotic wildlife. “Even after investing an incredible amount of time and energy, there’s no guarantee of success. Wildlife photography subjects are rarely cooperative!” she said. In the midst of traveling the world for her profession, Williams fell in love with Delray during a visit in 2012 and made the beach her permanent home. Some of her recent work has now culminated into an exciting new book release, Wildlife in Wild Lands. Looking back on the start of her career, Williams shared, “The truth is, I never intended to become a professional photographer. I was simply doing what I love to do.” See more of her work online at lcwphoto.com.