What are our Fellows doing: April 2019

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Congratulations to all the Fellows and Emerging League members who were recognized in the 2019 BigPicture competition!
Piotr Naskrecki, Winged Life
Peter Mather, Pushing the Limit Photo Story
Javier Aznar, Terrestrial Wildlife
Jasper Doest, Human/Nature
Justin Gilligan, Human/Nature
Doug Gimesy, Human/Nature
Piotr Naskrecki, Terrestrial Wildlige
Mac Stone, Art of Nature

Sirachai (Shin) Arunrugstichai was selected as one of the PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch for 2019.

Thomas Mangelsen received the Robin W. Winks award at the National Parks and Conservation Association Salute to the Parks. The award is given annually to an individual who has effectively communicated the values of the National Park System to the American public. It acknowledges the work of individuals contributing to public education about national parks through works in the arts, media, or academia.

Matthew Cicanese was an International Wildlife Film Festival Labs Fellow in Missoula Montana, and produced a film for the Clark Fork Coalition about local water tributaries. The film that the team produced premiered during the final night of the festival.

Alison Jones‘ organization No Water No Life had 2 flights over New Jersey’s Raritan River Basin to document land usage in its rural headwaters, courtesy of LightHawk, gave a talk with Meyasi Mollel on the Mara River Basin in New York, and will have an expedition to Kenya during the month of May.

Amy Gulick has released her new book, The Salmon Way: An Alaska State of Mind. Intrigued that there is still a place in the world where the lives of people and salmon are inextricably linked, photographer and writer Amy Gulick ventured to Alaska to explore the web of human relationships that revolve around these extraordinary fish.

Shane Gross’ work on baby lemon sharks was published in GEO Magazine.
Justin Gilligan’s feature titled “Australia’s Other Coral Wonderland” was published in the March-April issue of Australian Geographic. The story describes the important ribbon of life in Australia’s remote west Ningaloo Reef, where desert meets the sea and ocean giants come to feed; a glorious, sparkling, thriving contrast to the adjoining dry dusty landscape.
Robin Moore will be one of the plenary speakers at the Conservation Optimism Summitin Oxford, UK Sept 2-4.

John E Marriott released another new episode of his popular web series, EXPOSED with John E. Marriott. This one again tackles the controversial issue of snaring wolves and other wildlife in Canada.

Morten Hilmer is on a two-month expedition to Ellesmere Island to make a dream come true – the dream of the white wolf. He and his expedition buddy Anders Bilgram are traveling about 400 kilometers through this amazing ice desert with skis and pulks. The main goal with this expedition is to share the beauty of this arctic location and the wildlife living there. He is sharing this through a series of videos on his YouTube channel.

Sebastian Kennerknecht and Roy Toft led a puma photo tour together in Patagonian Chile.

Clay Bolt became the first person to photograph and film a living Wallace’s Giant Bee – the world’s largest bee – when he and his team rediscovered it in Indonesia’s North Moluccas as part of Global Wildlife Conservation’s Lost species Campaign. First described in 1858 by the co-founder of the theory of evolution, Alfred Russel Wallace, it was only officially documented one other time – in 1981- and was feared to be extinct. Efforts are now underway by the Indonesian Science Ministry to protect the species from habitat loss and collection.

 Doug Gimesy had a feature piece in BioGraphic – “Plight of the platypus,” a BBC Wildlife Magazine piece – “Penguin parade,” and a cover image for the Journal of Mammology.

Fellows Krista Schlyer and Morgan Heim, along with Affiliate Jenny Nichols, hde the world premiere of their new film Ay Mariposa at the DocLands film festival in San Rafael, California. The film tells a story of butterflies and border walls and the premiere will include an appearance by environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill. Learn more on their website: aymariposafilm.com.

Neil Ever Osborne has a fine art exhibit opening in Toronto, Canada. The inherent message is that humankind, so long considered apart from nature, is in fact a part of it.

Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music and the Glenn Korff School of Music joined forces in a concert to present the world premiere of “Time and the River.” Composed by Kurt Knecht (UNL DMA 2009), the work is inspired by and incorporates the images from the Platte Basin Timelapse project of Michael Forsberg and Michael Farrell. In addition, Forsberg’s PBS documentary titled,  “Follow the Water” was aired on PBS nationally this  Earth Day.