Carolyn Copper's Podcast

It Takes All of Us

October 26, 2021 Carolyn Copper
Carolyn Copper's Podcast
It Takes All of Us
Show Notes

For me, one of the most difficult things about wildlife photography is probably not what you think. It’s not the technical skill, research required, strength, discipline, travel to many and varied places, or exhibiting and selling work that’s hardest. Of course, those things have challenges, and don’t come easy; but what I find most challenging is witnessing other photographers – professionals, amateurs, hobbyists -- and other outdoor enthusiasts -- engaging in what’s come to be understood as unethical wildlife photography.  This doesn’t happen a lot, but it does happen, it's happened to me; and even things that occur in small amounts can do serious harm. In today's podcast I share my experiences, and a science-based technique that provides tools to respectfully communicate the impact that unethical photographers, or anyone we might encounter outdoors, may be having on wildlife.