This book is a call to action, providing the tools photographers need to help preserve threatened species and environments around the world or in their own backyards. Author/photographer Boyd Norton has spent over four decades successfully doing just that, and is credited with saving millions of wilderness acres through his photographs and personal activism.
In this book, Norton shares his approaches to designing powerful images that communicate the threats facing wilderness areas, wildlife, and people around the world. His expert advice guides you step by step through the process of capturing effective photographs and implementing them to educate and build support for these critically important issues. Also featured are images and techniques from acclaimed conservation photographers Amy Gulick, Alexandra Garcia, Alison M. Jones, Joe Riis, Bob Rozinski, and Wendy Shattil.
Boyd Norton travels extensively in documenting the world’s wild places and environmental issues, a specialty he has pursued as a photographer and writer for more than forty-five years. Outdoor Photography Magazine U.K. has called him One of the 40 most influential nature photographers from around the globe.”
For most of his photographic and writing career, Norton has devoted a great amount of time to conservation issues and the preservation of wilderness and wildlife worldwide. He played a key role in establishment of several wilderness areas in the Rocky Mountains, new national parks in Alaska, and in the designation of Siberia’s Lake Baikal as a World Heritage Site.
Among his many awards, he received commendation from the Environmental Protection Agency, presented by Robert Redford, for his important, exciting environmental photography and writing.” Currently he is founder of Serengeti Watch, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the vast Serengeti ecosystem and its wildlife from destructive developments.
He is the author and photographer of 16 books, ranging in topics from African elephants and mountain gorillas to Alaska wilderness, Siberia’s Lake Baikal and the Serengeti ecosystem. Norton’s articles and photo essays have appeared in most major magazines including Time, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Audubon, Natural History, Sierra, The New York Times, Geo, Popular Photography, Outdoor Photographer, Conde Nast’s Traveler, Outside, Stern, Reader’s Digest, and a great many more around the world.
When he’s not in the wilds of Borneo or Siberia or Africa, he calls Evergreen, Colorado, home.