Conservation Photography Field Course 2017

JUNE 11th-17th 2017

Award winning nature photographer and documentary maker Clay Bolt together with Wildlife Biologist and Photographer Andrew Snyder will guide participants to take compelling nature photographs in a natural setting in the heart of a Panamanian rainforest.

– Learn how to effectively evaluate and respond to a photographic opportunity in the field
– Increase understanding of photographing various types of plant and animal life, and people in the field
– Use a variety of different photographic techniques to document biodiversity and story elements
– Develop a narrative with images that cover the most important elements of a story
– Have a basic understanding of how to pitch a story to editors and various media buyers

– Five full-day stay at the Cocobolo Nature Reserve’s biological field station
– Day and night hikes to discover and document a broad array of wildlife
– Hands-on photographic demonstration and experimentation
– Evening lectures and slideshows
– Image review and discussion

The Course is limited to 10 participants

Cost: $1800

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Clay Bolt Interview On Cocobolo

Clay Bolt, the award winning photographer and co-founder of “Meet Your Neighbors” recently visited the Cocobolo Nature Reserve along with other photographers and Scientists. He was part of a major expedition to photograph and monitor some of the last remaining Harlequin Frogs which have drastically declined due to chytrid disease, as well as document through photographs, some of the immense biodiversity of the reserve. In this interview Clay provides his impressions of Cocobolo and also some insight into his profession as a photographer and his deep seated commitment to conservation. See the full interview here

Limosa Harlequin Toad (Atelopus limosus) in New Scientist

In the 60 years that the illustrious journal New Scientist has been around they’ve never run a photo-led feature. We are very proud and honored that they decided to break with that tradition with a story on Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History President Twan Leenders’ work with endangered frogs here in the Cocobolo Nature Reserve in Panama, featuring photos of Clay Bolt. Research on a population of the exceedingly rare Limosa Harlequin Toad (Atelopus limosus) is predicted to give us more information on why these frogs are surviving while surrounding populations are going extinct. We hope that this information will support conservation efforts not only here but worldwide and reverse the global decline in amphibian populations.

Atelopus limosus New Scientist