Does adventure photography have a conservation role?
I think adventure and landscape photography has a vital role in conservation as more and more people embrace imagery, exploration, and showcasing the beauty of our planet. Unfortunately, I think the wrong message is currently being broadcast. Many of the leading photographers on social media seem to focus on portraying their lives in as cool a way as possible, and I believe this focus on appearance over all else leads to terrible behavior. One only has to look at the recent spate of head-shaking incidents in Yellowstone to see that people aren’t thinking about the consequences of their actions, but only the images they’re trying to capture.