How Photography Helps Save Nature (Video)

Posted by The Nature Conservancy

Chris Helzer is a grasslands ecologist working for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska. He’s also an accomplished photographer (see a slideshow of some of his work).

He says: “As a scientist, my job is to really use photography to show off the personality of prairies, to introduce people to the prairies they didn’t know existed.”

Find out how Chris’s scientific interests led him to a passion for photography–and how he uses photography to help protect nature–in the video above.

And if you’re a nature photographer, submit your own photos to the Conservancy’s 7th Annual Photo Contest!

(Image: Close-up of a praying mantis. Source: Chris Helzer/TNC)


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Stenpney John
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Bryna Pizzo
Bryna Pizzo3 years ago

Thank you for sharing the wonder of the prairie. The sky is endless and the beauty of every living thing fills me with wonder.

Elisa F.
Elisa F.3 years ago

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Monique R.
Monique R.3 years ago

Very nice work. Nature photographs are great!

nahia l.
nahia L.3 years ago

such gorgeous pictures!!!

Dale Overall

Marvellous, the Beauty of Nature is a rich treasure for all of us to share and preserve.

Phillipa W.
Phillipa W.3 years ago

he's an awesome photographer. Beautiful pictures there. thanks

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener3 years ago


Marie W.
Marie W.3 years ago

Many look but do not see.