Everyone has heard about bee declines, but with so much attention focused on domesticated honeybees, someone has to speak up for the 4,000 species of native bees in North America. Natural history photographer Clay Bolt is on a multi-year quest to tell the stories of our native bees, and one elusive species – the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee – has become his ‘white whale.’
Traveling from state to state in search of the Rusty-patched, he meets the scientists and conservationists working tirelessly to preserve it. Clay’s journey finally brings him to Wisconsin, where he comes face to face with his fuzzy quarry and discovers an answer to the question that has been nagging him all along: why save a species?
A film by Day's Edge Productions, produced in partnership with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and Endangered Species Chocolate. With music by Dan Warren, New West Studios, and Cloud Cult.
Stop Documenting. Start Creating Beautiful Wildlife Images- With engaging instruction, examples, tips, and interactive activities, you will learn keys to elevate your work and create evocative, compelling images of wildlife. Obtain inspiring techniques for pre-visualization, shooting, post-processing, developing your personal style, goal-setting, and showcasing your final work effectively.
Learn more at nanpa.org
Formed in 1994 and today more than 2,000 members strong, the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) promotes the art and science of nature photography as a medium of communication, nature appreciation and environmental protection.
NANPA provides information, education, inspiration and opportunity for all persons interested in nature photography. NANPA has a diverse membership base, from amateur photographers to industry professionals to the world’s top professional nature photographers. NANPA will host the 20th Nature Photography Summit in Jacksonville, FL in March 2-4, 2017. Visit NANPA at nanpa.org
I was fortunate to be able to attend this year's North American Nature Photography Association summit in McAllen, TX as a 2011 scholarship recipient. I was joined by 12 other college students. This documentary tells our story and why we are so passionate about photography.