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Pete Oxford
Ecuador

Pete Oxford, a British biologist, has lived in Ecuador, South America for the last 29 years. With his South African wife and photographic partner Reneé Bish he has traveled extensively on all continents photographing wildlife and wilderness areas. His images have appeared in National Geographic, International Wildlife, Smithsonian, Time, Geo, BBC Wildlife and Nature's Best among others. Apart from Nature oriented images he also focuses on indigenous cultures believing the conservation of one to be inextricably linked to the other. He has published twelve books, mostly on Ecuadorian conservation orientated subjects. One recent book however – Rupununi, Rediscovering a Lost World (foreword HRH The Prince of Wales) - focuses on the conservation and issues facing a biodiverse area of Guyana. His latest book, 'Yasuni, Tiputini and the Web of Life' (foreword E.O. Wilson) focuses on one of the most biodiverse and threatened ecosystems on the planet in the Ecuadorian Amazon.


He firmly trusts in the old adage that "a picture is worth a thousand words" and believes that before a species, or a habitat, can be truly conserved people must come to know, understand and love it. Using photography our message transcends cultures, languages, social status and age and even a single image can reach the hearts of a population to influence government decisions. He was recently considered by Outdoor Photographer Magazine to be among the top 40 most influential nature photographers in the World.

  • Witness: Defining Conservation Photography
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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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Yucatan Dispatch 18 November 3, 2009 from Alacranes, Mexico
Nov 3, 2009
Yucatan Dispatch 18 November 3, 2009 from Alacranes, Mexico
Nov 3, 2009
Ben Horton
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Yucatan Dispatch 17 November 3, 2009 from Alacranes, Mexico
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Yucatan Dispatch 17 November 3, 2009 from Alacranes, Mexico
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Ben Horton
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Yucatan Dispatch 16 October 30, 2009
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Yucatan Dispatch 16 October 30, 2009
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Christian Ziegler
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Yucatan Dispatch 15 October 29, 2009 from Sierra Caral, Mexico
Oct 29, 2009
Yucatan Dispatch 15 October 29, 2009 from Sierra Caral, Mexico
Oct 29, 2009
Robin Moore
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Yucatan Dispatch 14 October 29, 2009 from Alacranes, Mexico
Oct 29, 2009
Yucatan Dispatch 14 October 29, 2009 from Alacranes, Mexico
Oct 29, 2009
Ben Horton
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Yucatan Dispatch 13 October 29, 2009 from Cozumel, Mexico
Oct 29, 2009
Yucatan Dispatch 13 October 29, 2009 from Cozumel, Mexico
Oct 29, 2009
Michele Westmorland
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Yucatan Dispatch 12 October 28, 2009 from Cozumel, Mexico
Oct 28, 2009
Yucatan Dispatch 12 October 28, 2009 from Cozumel, Mexico
Oct 28, 2009
Michele Westmorland
Martin instructed a group of young, Dutch ecotourists on how to properly clean a hatched turtle nest....
Yucatan Dispatch 11 October 27, 2009 from Alacranes, Mexico
Oct 27, 2009
Yucatan Dispatch 11 October 27, 2009 from Alacranes, Mexico
Oct 27, 2009
Ben Horton
At first glance the reef is swarming with life but with a closer look, there is a lot missing.
Yucatan Dispatch 10 October 27, 2009 from Cozumel, Mexico
Oct 27, 2009
Yucatan Dispatch 10 October 27, 2009 from Cozumel, Mexico
Oct 27, 2009
Michele Westmorland
Our top priority was to film and photograph a lionfish capture – we wanted to get documentation of...
Yucatan Dispatch 9 October 27, 2009 from Rio Lagartos, Mexico
Oct 27, 2009
Yucatan Dispatch 9 October 27, 2009 from Rio Lagartos, Mexico
Oct 27, 2009
Cristina Mittermeier
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Pete Oxford
Yucatan RAVE
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Fresh Water: The Essence of Life
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With imagery from the International League of Conservation Photographers...
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The Wealth of Nature
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A Climate for Life: Meeting the Global Challenge
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