Had an interesting and fun evening at the Natural History Museum last night at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards.
Many thanks to the NHM for the invite (I had worked on the image grading for the book). There were a series of brilliant speeches from the photographers and I felt more than ever that conservation is the single call to action that defines the competitions purpose. I hope the many thousands of people who see the images and read the stories will have a deeper and better understanding of the issues.
Im including me in this. One of the images (Page 7 – just past the forward by Lewis Blackwell) is of a seahorse holding onto a plastic Q-tip by photographer Justin Hofman. This single powerful image implicates not just some other “polluter” but rather points the finger directly at us, we are the polluters, we (I) need to change.