November 15, 2012

Conservation Stories From Behind the Lens

Each of the 75 photographs featured in our International Conservation Photography Awards exhibit tells a unique and compelling story about a beautiful moment in nature. One that we, as viewers, individually interpret based on our life experiences and understanding of the natural world.

From photographs of tiny creatures to enormous environmental changes, I couldn't help but want to know more... What inspired the photographer to seek out this moment in nature? What is the message they want to convey with their work? How did they get that amazing shot?

I sat down with several of the award-winning photographers and asked if they would be willing to share their story. Here's what Seattle-based bird and wildlife photographer Paul Bannick, Victoria, British Columbia-based photographer TJ Watt, and South Africa-based photographer Cheryl-Samantha Owen each had to say:

Arctic Emissary

Cape Gannet Rescue

Last Stands

Posted by Cathy Britt, Digital Communications

What do YOU want to protect?
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? Share your photo in our Conservation Candids Flickr group!