Thursday, March 5, 2009

Emilene's Snow Leopard Video

This post really isn't about Pronghorn Passage, but it's important.

I need to tell you about this, because I know Emilene won't. First of all, Emilene is the most inspiring and humble person I know. With that said, check this out....

Emilene worked with National Geographic Magazine photographer Steve Winter in 2007 on his snow leopard story in India. Steve and Emilene spent the majority of that year tracking and photographing the snow leopard, which is one of the most challenging and elusive species to photograph. While there, Emilene decided to film the experience. 

In my opinion, the snow leopard pictures from this project formed the best wildlife photography story ever made. This year already they have won two of the most prestigious photography competitions in the world. And, just announced this morning, Emilene's video won the prestigious MPA award for "Best Online Standalone Video".

You can view her video here: NGM Snow Leopard Video

Congratulations Emilene!!!

PS- Emilene and I will be presenting our Pronghorn Passage project in Sheridan, WY on April 23rd at the Patagonia Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The event will be in the evening at the WYO Theater, sponsored by the Wyoming Wilderness Association.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

National Geographic Wild Chronicles

It's been a while since the last post, don't worry though, Emilene and I are busy working on Pronghorn Passage. We've been brainstorming ideas the last couple weeks and are excited for the upcoming year. I am heading back out in the field for the spring migration in 2 weeks!

Our good friend Rick Ridgeway is addressing the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands today at 2pm EST on "The Role of Federal Lands in Combating Climate Change." Rick will present wildlife corridors across public lands as a solution to wildlife habitat shifts due to climate change. He will suggest that the federal government should create a legal definition for corridors, identify critical corridors across the United States, designate key corridors, and create funding sources for their protection. And he is using Pronghorn Passage pictures to move the point across to our nations leaders!!

Below is the YouTube clip of a recent NG Wild Chronicles TV feature...