Episode 076 Dawn Wilson photographs the Alaskan bears and talks about photographing wildlife for conservation
Meet Dawn Wilson, award winning wildlife photographer, author, and adventure seeker.
This year Dawn is the president of the North American Nature Photography Association - an organization focused on ethical nature photography and helping promote nature photographers.
Dawn is releasing a book called Bears of the Alaska Peninsula - in this episode we dive into how she co-authored the book with another photographer to capture the seasons the bears are exposed to around a riverine area where they are proposing a pebble mine. She has been going to the same area to photograph the bears for years and now she understands the impacts these images will have if the mine is approved. The land will never be the same.
You might be thinking - all those rocks and pebbles in your yard or neighbors yard came from a river somewhere in the world. And those pebbles may have been essential fish habitat. Realizing all the global impacts and where things come from never ceases to amaze me. What about you?
I know you will love this conversation and hearing more about the places Dawn has travelled.
It was wonderful meeting Dawn in Jackson, Wyoming last fall while taking photographs of a giant bull moose laying in a grassy meadow. We watched for a long time as he lie there and then he stood up and shook off the rain. Close by was his two females and together with our friend Jennifer Leigh Warner, we watched and photographed people and the moose.
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