Nature photos are beautiful and inspiring. They also make us think twice about the world around us – and what we stand to lose if we don't protect the places that matter to us.
From the bird’s nest in your backyard to that spot on the hiking trail where you feel totally alone… from the tiny park down the block to a tree frog half a world away… what matters to you?
The 75 images in our International Conservation Photography (ICP) Awards exhibit recognize excellence in conservation photography, but we know the desire to capture beautiful moments in the natural world extends far beyond this exhibit (and our limited wall space!).
That's why we've created a Conservation Candids Flickr pool to showcase what YOU want to protect.
Want to participate? It’s easy! Add your photo to our "Conservation Candids" photo pool on Flickr.
Here's what a few of you have already shared with us:
Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.
So, what do you want to protect?
Read our "Conservation Stories From Behind the Lens" blog for short video interviews with three of the award-winning photographers with photos in the 2012 International Conservation Photography Awards exhibit.