Sunday, January 16, 2011

Of Frogs and Photos

Glass frog - Centrolene antioquensis
Photography is one of the most powerful tools for communicating the irreplaceable value of wilderness.   Conservation photographers bring the beauty, majesty and spiritual essence of remote wilderness areas  - as well as their diverse biological inhabitants - back to the everyday world.  Without images such as the few featured here, many in the "modern" world would have no understanding or sense of relationship to the remaining wilderness areas of our planet.  

Endangered Rothschild Giraffe, the only subspecies
with five  horns (two behind the ears!)  - less than 690
individuals survive in the wild, many of them around Giraffe Manor
An emerging talent in this discipline is Robin D. Moore.  Dr. Moore works as a herpetologist - or frog expert - for Conservation International.   His job entails traveling to some of the most far flung corners of the globe to check in on the status of declining amphibian populations.  He takes advantage of these opportunities in the field to record the places, faces and animals he encounters through photography.  And thanks to his great talent in this area, he brings back images so compelling, they tell the story of his important work - with little need for words.

To see more of Robin's work, visit his photography website at and follow him on Facebook at Robin Moore Conservation Photographer.

Blog author Arlo Hemphill and Robin Moore
enjoy a lighter  moment at an iLCP "12 Shots" event
during Wild9 in Merida, Mexico - Nov 2010

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