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Neil Ever Osborne
Toronto, Canada

I blend my backgrounds in science and visual communication to bridge gaps between people whose respective conservation goals are best met through collaboration. I do this using photography, multimedia, and visual communication strategies, while pursuing academic endeavors as a teacher and student of the conservation photography discipline.

I walk a fine line between being a conservationist and a photographer, but at the root of my work is the still image.

I create visuals that depict a narrative for the purpose of sharing stories that are meaningful for conservation. Art and science continue to fuse in my work, as I seek opportunities to inform audiences about environmental issues. While most of my work focuses on endangered wildlife and threatened natural places, anthropogenic influences are always sought in my stories.

View my selects portfolio and other works here.

View one of my conservation photography projects here.

View Witness: Defining Conservation Photography, a multimedia piece I directed and produced for the iLCP here.

  • Intro to iLCP - Witness 3 mins
    Video
  • Great Bear TIS- Jasmine Thomas Interview
    Video
  • Chesapeake Bay RAVE multimedia
    Video
  • Gerald Amos - GBR TIS interview
    Video
  • Witness: Defining Conservation Photography
    Video

Intro to iLCP - Witness 3 mins

by Neil Ever Osborne


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Great Bear TIS- Jasmine Thomas Interview

by Neil Ever Osborne


Jasmine Thomas of the Saikuz nation

As part of the Great Bear Rainforest Tripods in the Sky (TIS) with Neil Ever Osborne.

About the TIS

The Issues

Enbridge Inc. has a long history of pipeline oil spills throughout Canada and the US, including a ruptured pipeline in Michigan less than a year ago that spewed one million gallons of crude oil into the Kalamazoo river system. The Northern Gateway pipelines would cross sensitive salmon spawning habitat, bisecting more than 1,000 rivers and streams. Once the oil reached Kitimat, it would be loaded into super oil tankers and transported through the difficult-to-navigate routes, whose channels cross the Great Bear Rainforest, the largest temperate rainforest in the world. After reaching the coast, the oil would continue on to international markets, contributing to our global dependence on fossil fuels and the climate change crisis. The pipeline project has been called the defining environmental battle of our time; one that will define Canada's international reputation.

The Assignment

In order to fully appreciate what is at risk, it is important to take stock of the ecosystems and people who will be affected by the pipelines. ForestEthics has enlisted LightHawk and the International League of Conservation Photographers to fly over the proposed pipeline route, taking aerial photographs and video footage to document the land and communities that would be impacted. By conveying the dramatic beauty of the landscapes and the tenacity of the people, this visual communication project will assist the campaign to stop the pipeline project from becoming a reality.

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Chesapeake Bay RAVE multimedia

by iLCP, Jenny Nichols


Produced in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation with imagery from the Chesapeake Bay RAVE.

Last December, EPA issued a science-based diet that—if achieved—would reduce pollution to our waterways. Just as progress is underway, powerful forces are working to derail the recovery effort. All of us who love the Bay and its rivers and streams must make our voices heard.

ACT

Watch this video, visit cbf.org/getinvolved, and write your state representatives. Tell them you care about clean water!

Chesapeake Bay RAVE

The Chesapeake Bay watershed covers approximately 64,000
square miles (164,000 km2) and comprises one of the most important
 estuaries in the North Atlantic. With rapid development along its 
shores destroying vast swaths of wetlands and buffering forest, and
 polluted with a steady increase in agrochemical runoff from the 1950s
 on, this once thriving estuarine ecosystem was headed toward collapse.

A forty-year campaign by The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and other
stakeholders has gradually turned the tide, with current political will
 at the point of tipping toward long-term restoration and protection of
 the Bay. The Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Act (H.R. 3852/S.
1816) was introduced to both chambers of the United States Congress 
last October, on its way to mark-up at the end of this year. These two 
bills seek to amend the Federal Clean Water Act (Section 117) to ensure 
that the six states of the Bay watershed, plus the District of
Columbia, develop and implement detailed plans to reduce pollution 
sufficiently to achieve Bay-wide pollution reduction targets for
 nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment by 2025.

The Chesapeake Bay RAVE, a project of the International League of
Conservation Photographers (iLCP) and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation 
(CBF), is a collaborative effort to highlight the importance of this 
legislation through photographs, video, and stories from across the 
Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. iLCP and CBF will use the collected
 media from the RAVE to document issues facing the Bay and to produce an exhibit of 
thirty photographs to premiere in September 2010 on Capitol Hill. The compelling visual media displayed will help facilitate news
 coverage on the urgency of the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Act, advocating for the restoration of the Bay’s health and its protection in the 
long term. The expedition team is composed of iLCP 
photographers from across North America, including several who live 
within the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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Gerald Amos - GBR TIS interview

by Neil Ever Osborne


This is an interview by Amanda Follett and Neil Ever Osborne with Gerald Amos. Gerald is a Haisla Councillor, President of Coastal First Nations, and a grandpa.  Interview was conducted in Kitamaat Village, near the town of Kitimat.

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Witness: Defining Conservation Photography

by Neil Ever Osborne, Chad Stevens, with support from the iLCP


What is Conservation Photography?

Notable anthropologist Jane Goodall, National Geographic Editor-at-Large Michael Nichols, and International League of Conservation Photographers president Cristina Mittermeier, among many others, share candid thoughts on the power of photography and its value as an effective conservation tool. The narrative is accompanied by stunning photographic contributions from over 40 conservation photographers to illustrate the convergence between the conservation and photography realms.

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iLCP at International Conservation Caucus Foundation Oceans Gala
May 2, 2012
iLCP at International Conservation Caucus Foundation Oceans Gala
May 2, 2012
iLCP is proud to work with some of the world’s most influential conservation photographers to educate...
Black Turtle Project, Part 1
Dec 20, 2011
Black Turtle Project, Part 1
Dec 20, 2011
The good news: the black turtles are back. The bad news: so are the poachers.
Salmon are amazing but they can't break dams. You can!
Sep 12, 2011
Salmon are amazing but they can't break dams. You can!
Sep 12, 2011
The message is clear: the government's old efforts have failed, and we need a new approach.
Great Bear TIS - partner post
Jul 6, 2011
Great Bear TIS - partner post
Jul 6, 2011
Nikki Skuce from ForestEthics
This tour just reinforced that Enbridge cannot engineer its way out of risk on this one. If Enbridge...
Great Bear TIS - dispatch 3
Jul 5, 2011
Great Bear TIS - dispatch 3
Jul 5, 2011
David was surprised to see how much more they had cut down since last year.
Great Bear TIS - dispatch 2
Jul 4, 2011
Great Bear TIS - dispatch 2
Jul 4, 2011
Neil Ever Osborne (with contributions by Deanna Del Vecchio)
Great Bear TIS - dispatch 1
Jun 29, 2011
Great Bear TIS - dispatch 1
Jun 29, 2011
Neil Ever Osborne (with contributions by Deanna Del Vecchio)
Flight Talk with Volunteer Pilot Bruce McGregor: Manatee TIS
May 9, 2011
Flight Talk with Volunteer Pilot Bruce McGregor: Manatee TIS
May 9, 2011
Witness: An Interview With iLCP Photographer Garth Lenz
Feb 8, 2011
Witness: An Interview With iLCP Photographer Garth Lenz
Feb 8, 2011
Conservation photography is creating images that will effect change and insuring that those images do...
Chesapeake Bay RAVE Dispatch 6 August 31, 2010 from Pine Creek, Pennsylvania
Aug 31, 2010
Chesapeake Bay RAVE Dispatch 6 August 31, 2010 from Pine Creek, Pennsylvania
Aug 31, 2010
Neil Ever Osborne
I was trying to elicit a mood that would suggest we can keep Pennsylvania’s rivers, streams, and creeks...
Frame of Mind Haiti
Sep 18, 2012
Frame of Mind Haiti
Sep 18, 2012
Robin Moore
NG News Watch: Reduce Pollution to Our Waterways: The Chesapeake Bay
Jul 20, 2011
NG News Watch: Reduce Pollution to Our Waterways: The Chesapeake Bay
Jul 20, 2011
iLCP and The Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Huffington Post: Tripods in the Mud, Manatees
May 19, 2011
Huffington Post: Tripods in the Mud, Manatees
May 19, 2011
iLCP and Neil Ever Osborne
Great Bear Rainforest TIS
Jun 22 ~ Jun 26, 2011
Kitimat
By conveying the dramatic beauty of the landscapes and the tenacity of the people, this visual communication project will assist the campaign to stop the pipeline project from becoming a reality.
Manatees TIS
Feb 8 ~ Feb 8, 2011
Florida
Mission: To document human interaction with Manatees and the conservation threats facing the species today.
Chesapeake Bay RAVE
Aug 1 ~ Aug 29, 2010
Chesapeake Bay watershed
The Chesapeake Bay RAVE is a collaborative effort to highlight the importance of The Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Act through photographs, video, and stories from across and its watershed.
Snake River TIM
Jul 1 ~ Jul 27, 2010
Snake River, Idaho
Snake River salmon travel farther and climb higher than any other salmon on earth. Now, dams prevent this migratory feat from happening. This one-of-a-kind story needed to be told with images.
Photo © Deanna Del Vecchio
I walk a fine line between being a conservationist and a photographer, but at the root of my work is the still image.
  • iLCP Photographer Since 2009
  • Specialties
    • Wildlife
    • Science
    • Landscapes
    • Underwater
    • Photojournalism
    • Aerial
    • Multimedia
    • People and Culture
  • Shoot Locations
    • Africa
    • Asia
    • Europe
    • Antarctica
    • North America
    • South America
    • Australia
  • Neil's Sites