Dakota Altman grew up in the North Bottoms of Lincoln, Nebraska. His backyard was where he first fell in love with nature. Family trips in the summers took him across the vast western states through some truly beautiful landscapes. Dakota always yearned to live somewhere else; but all along his home of prairie, woodland, and wetlands had been waiting, tugging him closer, revealing ever so slowly the fascinations of our unique natural world. Dakota answered that call, and as a graduate student at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, he studied to become a conservation storyteller. His work focused on the dynamic story of the "Wetlands Among Us". Dakota is now a full-time producer with Platte Basin Timelapse. He hopes that by sharing what makes a place special, others will be in awe of the beauty right under their noses.