What are our Fellows doing? June 2019

Robert Glenn Ketchum has continued his long-term work on the No Pebble Mine campaign in partnership with the NRDC. He frequently blogs on the topic and recently released and ad in the New York Times with the NRDC.

“Since 1998, I have been working to protect the spectacular resources of southwest Alaska and the fishery of Bristol Bay. Two Aperture books, a national traveling exhibition, a massive coalition of concerned users, and a lot of personal lobbying, had it looking like we were almost there. Then Donald Trump took office claiming he would always put America, and American jobs first. SO WHY destroy a BILLION-dollar-a-year, RENEWABLE salmon fishery and over 100,000 jobs for a group of international mineral speculators that will leave us with a Superfund site to clean up, and NO fishery left edible? And yet, he did,..so please, keep saying NO TO THE PEBBLE MINE!”  ~Robert Glenn Ketchum, personal

Shane Gross’ piece on a pond that has the highest density of seahorses on Earth, and the fight to protect it, was published in BBC Wildlife Magazine June Issue.

Doug Gimesy’s image ‘Summer Showers’ – of two Grey-headed Flying-foxes in the rain was announced as a finalist in the 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition and his image ‘Breakfast with bats’ was selected as one of the favorite 20 images for Nat Geo Your Shot. He also had an image of Tim Flannery, author of NY Times best-selling book ‘The Weather Makers’, and one from his ongoing series ‘Wildlife warriors, conservation champions and animal advocates’ published in an article in The Big Issue.

Claudio Contreras won second place in Mexico’s Nature Photography National Contest “Mosaico Natura 5” organized by Conabio.

Clay Bolt was interviewed in episode 4 – “Honeybees don’t need to be ‘Saved'” – of this series produced by Bloomberg Environment entitled “The Business of Bees”, which offers a very balanced look at why native bees are important, but also how honey bees have helped to lead to more public awareness of our native species.

Jasper Doest was shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards – he won two 2nd prizes in World Press Photo (Nature Stories & Nature Singles) and won the professional competition of the Sony World Photography Awards in the Natural World & Wildlife category.

Peter Cairns and Jasper Doest will be speaking at the GDT International Nature Photography Festival 2019 in Lünen, Germany.

For over a year, Michel Roggo was photographing underwater in the three Swiss Lakes of Morat, Neuchâtel, and Bienne. At the same time, young photographer Etienne Francey was working along the shore of the lakes. The result is an exhibit at the Museum of Morat, and a book.

A new film, Ay Mariposa, about wildlife and the US-Mexico border by Senior Fellows Krista Schlyer and Morgan Heim and Affiliate Jenny Nichols premiered in Washington DC on July 18 at the E Street Cinema. The event is presented by the DC Environmental Film Festival and sponsored by the Sierra Club, ACLU and Center for Biological Diversity.

Clay Bolt and Krista Schlyer published a story on species that survive and thrive in and on pitcher plants in the Southeastern US in the June/July issue of National Wildlife Magazine. For many species, these plants are a death trap, but for others, they provide food and shelter.

Daniel Clark recently invited Daisy Gilardini to the Escape the Zoo Podcast. They chatted about her job as a conservation photographer, climate change, and her hopes and worries. She also had an article published in Ocean Geographic.