Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Meet Your Neighbours: Niall Benvie and Clay Bolt's call for a worldwide documentation of species

Here is something interesting for you, especially if you are a local wildlife photographer like I was. I quote directly from Benvie's article on the Nature photographers website:

"Common neighbourhood plants and animals are usually overlooked and undervalued, yet they are most people’s first, sometimes only, point of contact with wild nature. They matter for that reason if no other. They can make us feel better, let us see ourselves in perspective.

We want people to sit up and take notice of these wild neighbours by presenting them as celebrities: photographed in the white field studio, in exquisite detail under beautiful lighting. And we need photographers around the world to partner with us in this effort."

Here's a link to the website: Go there and have a look at and then join in the effort!