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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 …
June 2nd, 2012

Dolphins in the Trees

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Amazon River Dolphin underwater, Brazil
KUOW, the Seattle NPR affiliate, is running a ten-minute piece today on my Amazon River Dolphin story for National Geographic. I will talk about the assignment, the highs, the lows, the challenge of story-telling – and the scary things that swim in the water. As a photographer, I find it a little unsettling not to …
June 21st, 2010

Other Eyes

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Amazon River Dolphins (Inia geoffrensis) Underwater, Rio Negro,
I must have taken 4000 or more shots of Amazon River Dolphins while working on last year’s story for National Geographic.  (See related story in 9/09 issue of OP) Yet, out of these, less than a dozen made it into the final story. Some, happily, were among my favorites from the shoot. Inevitably, though, other …