What are our Fellows doing: March 2019

With 117 Fellows around the world, our photographers and filmmakers are constantly working on new projects. Here’s a quick update on our Fellows from the past month!

For the next 6 months, Melissa Groo will be filming the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s first online bird photography course, to be released by CLO in early 2020.

Jasper Doest is on the shortlist for the 2019 World Photo Organization professional competition in the Natural World & Wildlife category.

Thomas Mangelsen recently received the Ansel Adams award from the Sierra Club. “The Ansel Adams award honors superlative photography that has been used to further conservation causes.” He also has a dual tour of traveling museum shows, titled “A Life in the Wild.” In addition, he has given presentations at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum at the Chicago Academy of Science and the Viterbo University celebration of Aldo Leopold Day.

The Edinburgh Science Festival includes five of Daniel Beltrá’s photos in an outdoor exhibit at the Scottish Houses of Parliament, through May 8th. The Monterey Bay Aquarium has an exhibit of five of Daniel’s photos running until March 2020. Also, the Harvard University Center for the Environment has an exhibit of eight of his photos into June.

Tom Mangelsen, Frans Lanting, Art Wolfe and Affiliate Justin Black led a photography workshop to the Falklands and South Georgia Island. While on board they held a successful fundraiser for the Friends of South Georgia.

Esther Horvath recently had a story published in National Geographic about the science and life at one of Earth’s most southern point.

Florian Schulz is currently filming for the new BBC one series Blue Planet Live in Baja, Mexico.

A River Runs Through It‘ art exhibition is being help at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney, NE through July 21st. The art exhibition features Nebraska photographers including Joel Sartore and includes art from the Platte Basin Timelapse project, and Michael Forsberg. Michael also taught a 24 hour pop-up class with Mike Farrell to see the Sandhill Crane migration on the Platte River in Nebraska.

Ian McAllister released an IMAX film“Great Bear Rainforest” on February 13th to select theaters.

Doug Gimesy wrote and photographed a feature story on Grey-headed Flying-foxes titled – ‘Urban Battler’ that was published in Australian Geographic. He also had a photo story on the platypus in The Big Issue called ‘Peculiar Platypus.’

Michel Roggo’s exhibition AQUA is shown at the Museum of Natural History in Basel, Switzerland until the end of June. About 900 photographs and 2 hours of making-of movies document the long and adventurous expeditions on which Michel embarked throughout his ‘Freshwater Project’.

Over the last four years Benjamin Drummond has supported a campaign in the North Cascades of Washington State with a series of short films and aerial photo missions. The package of public lands bills that was signed into law on March 14 includes legislation that permanently protects 340,079 acres in the Methow River headwaters from industrial-scale mining.

Chris Linder had a feature article on Adélie penguins published in the spring 2019 issue of Audubon magazine.
 Michael Forsberg was faculty at the 2019 Sandhill Crane with Summit Workshops along with Melissa Groo and Dave Showalter.