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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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10:34PM PST on Dec 13, 2013

Your write-ups are far more than wow!

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8:27PM PDT on May 2, 2013

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

8:05PM PDT on May 2, 2013

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

2:22AM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

Very nice work. Nature photographs are great!

4:31AM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

such gorgeous pictures!!!

11:50AM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

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

7:38AM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

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

10:41PM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

Thanks.

9:04PM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

Many look but do not see.

8:39PM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

Thanks for posting this great video. Chris Helzer captures nature beautifully.

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