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October 26th, 2015

WILDspeak: Jaime Rojo

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
ROJO_TheLivingMed_Macaque_web
Join Jaime Rojo and the numerous other presenters to explore how photography and video are impacting conservation efforts around the globe at WILDspeak, November 16, 2015, in Washington D.C. www.WiLDSPEAK.org Based in Mexico City, Jaime Rojo uses his background in conservation science, storytelling skills and a passion for wilderness to develop visual campaigns that engage the …
 
October 19th, 2015

WILDspeak: Octavio Aburto

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Octavio Aburto. A group of juveniles American crocodiles waiting to be release at Isla Concepcion, Chiapas. Local people are focusing their efforts on bringing back the populations of this species that was over-exploited some decades ago.
Octavio Aburto is one of many highly anticipated presenters who will explore how photography and video are impacting conservation efforts around the globe at WILDspeak, November 16, 2015, in Washington D.C. Octavio Aburto is currently assistant professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography where he earned his Ph.D. He’s coordinating a research program that includes Marine …
 
October 13th, 2015

WiLDspeak: Pete Oxford

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus)
underwater
Fernandina Island
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
ECUADOR. 
South America
ENDEMIC TO THE ISLANDS
Join Pete Oxford at WILDspeak, where he and numerous other presenters will explore how photography and video are impacting conservation efforts around the globe, November 16, 2015, in Washington D.C. British biologist Pete Oxford has lived in Ecuador for 30 years and works in partnership with his wife Reneé Bish as a tour-leading team specializing …
 
October 5th, 2015

WiLDspeak: Robert Glenn Ketchum

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
From the No Pebble Mine/Save Bristol Bay Campaign
Join Robert Glenn Ketchum and numerous other presenters to explore how photography and video are impacting conservation efforts around the globe at WILDspeak, November 16, 2015, in Washington D.C. www.WiLDSPEAK.org. Audubon Magazine named Robert Glenn Ketchum as one of the 100 people “who shaped the environmental movement of the 20th Century” and, as one of …
 
August 6th, 2014

Help Save the Amazon Dolphin!

Posted By Kevin Schafer
An Amazon River Dolphin or "Boto" swims through the flooded forest canopy with her calf.
Five years ago, I photographed a story for National Geographic Magazine on Amazon River Dolphins (“Botos” in Portuguese). It was a thrilling project, a chance to tell the story of a remarkable animal that most people had never heard of, living in the flooded forests of the Amazon. At the time, these dolphins were abundant,largely …
 
May 15th, 2013

Using the Visual Arts for Conservation

Posted By Jerry Monkman
A hiker on the Appalachian Trail on the summit of Mount Moosilauke in New Hampshire's White Mountains.
Those of you who follow my work probably know that the majority of my photography is done to promote land conservation projects, primarily in New England. How I got there is a long story (I was a business major in college in Illinois with dreams of managing rock bands!,) but one thing that had a …
 
November 27th, 2012

The Archipelago of Hope

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Sally Lightfoot Crabs (Grapsus grapsus) In surf, Galapagos Island
I first visited the Galapagos Islands nearly thirty years ago. It was a revelation. Instead of fleeing in terror at the sight of me (like most wildlife around the world) the animals of the Galapagos did something extraordinary: they ignored me. For a wildlife photographer like myself, being invisible is the greatest gift of all, …
 
February 24th, 2012

Tripods in the Mud

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Maleo digging nest, Sulawesi
National Geographic has posted a small picture collection from our November expedition to Sulawesi, where we documented landscapes and endangered wildlife in a remote, little-known corner of this large Indonesian Island.  This “Tripods in the Mud”  project was partially sponsored by the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) in support of the conservation efforts of …
 
December 8th, 2010

Adobe Production Premium CS5

Posted By Jerry Monkman
The Ashuelot River in West Swanzey, New Hampshire.
I jumped on the HD Video DSLR bandwagon about a year ago as a way to tell conservation stories with a mix of stills, video, and audio. I’ve still got plenty to learn, but I’ve managed to finish a few short documentaries in the last few months.  It has been a lot of fun, but …
 
November 23rd, 2010

Joel Curzon’s Everglades and William Neill’s Impressions.

Posted By Jerry Monkman
Impressionistic view of a hemlock forest in Antrim, New Hampshire.
I recently ran across two nature photography books that are true works of art: William Neill’s “Impressions of Light” and Joel Curzon’s “Light Fading: Reflections on the Imperiled Everglades.” I highly recommend both for different reasons.  Neill’s “Impressions” feature’s a new body of work from this long-time master of the landscape photograph.  His large format, …