Lea Lee Inoue is the NPOTY, Nature Photographer of the Year, Portfolio Winner for 2021. She has wins in several international competitions including NANPA, North America Nature Photographers Association, Chromatic awards and Share the View Competitions. She studied Film and Tv at Columbia College and after graduation went on to work in the Chicago commercial industry for many years. Her recent days are spent photographing the beauty of the desert in Arizona, the state where she now lives. Lea is happiest traveling with her camera in hand, using her photography to share the beauty of nature and unique cultures of the world.