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Spark Conservation with Backyard Photography

Posted On: May 23, 2019   |   Posted By: Peta Pixel

Spark Conservation with Backyard Photography

I'm not your typical conservation photographer. Many conservation photographers and filmmakers spend their careers traveling to infrequently traversed crevices of our earth in pursuit of untold stories of nature and wildlife. I am not so lucky to have traveled the globe, but I have experienced worlds unknown to most. I photograph bugs and share their stories in hopes of changing public perception of insects and spiders.
I didn't always love bugs. In fact, my childhood was steeped in fear of anything with six or eight legs. I have a few terrible childhood memories of which spiders were the star. Those memories laid a foundation of fear and distrust of anything smaller than a mouse. Instead of bugs, I fell in love with exotic mammals - everything from lions and tigers to elephants and zebras.
As a child, I collected picture books of animals and mapped out trips I hoped to take as an adult. I spent my entire childhood longing for the opportunity to travel to somewhere exotic where I could stand in awe of and...

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