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Award-winning science, environmental, and adventure media by Neil Losin and Nate Dappen
Award-winning science, environmental, and adventure media by Neil Losin and Nate Dappen

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How do you carry your camera on an extended backcountry trek? Here's one way [Equipment Review: Think Tank Digital Holster v2.0 and Digital Holster Harness v2.0]

http://www.daysedgeproductions.com/blog/2013/03/equipment-review-think-tank-digital-holster-and-harness-v2-0/

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The 4th and final (for now) photo gallery from our January 2013 expedition to Uganda (sponsored by Dos Equis). After trekking through the Rwenzori Mountains to document the effects of climate change on their famous equatorial glaciers, we descended to the iconic savannah landscape of Queen Elizabeth National Park. We were only at Queen Elizabeth for a day, but we managed to see quite a bit of wildlife in such a short period!
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Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
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Our latest video, in which Nate loses a bet to Neil regarding the caloric content of a Snickers bar, and hilarity (and science!) ensues.

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Already shared by others, but definitely worth a read if you haven't already: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/conservation-photography-and-necessary-evils.html

A few thoughts:
1) Morgan Heim's comments in this article are dead-on.
2) The author is too dismissive of the opposing viewpoint. While I think conservation photographers have a strong sense that the good they're doing outweighs the "necessary evils" like a high carbon footprint (and I have a feeling they're right), I don't think nearly enough work has been done to evaluate the impact of conservation photography projects.

So, does an activity like conservation photography really have a net positive impact on the environment? I suspect it does, but I don't think we have the data to show that conclusively. The NSF now demands a formal evaluation be built in to every science outreach grant they award... Perhaps all of the organizations commissioning conservation media should be doing the same. Yes, evaluation costs money. But in the long run, solid metrics of impact in environmental messaging, ideally shared among organizations, can advance the practice of environmental communication for everyone's good.

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Rwenzori Mountains: Men on the Moon
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Here is the third photo album from our Dos Equis-funded expedition to Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains. Our objective was to document the rapidly disappearing glaciers of the Rwenzoris, but along the way we encountered many other amazing sights. In this album, we focus on some of the unique plant and animal inhabitants of the Rwenzori Mountains.
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Rwenzori Mountains: Mountains of the Moon
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Here is the second image gallery from our January expedition to document the rapidly retreating tropical glaciers of Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains. The trip was funded by a Stay Thirsty Grant from Dos Equis. This is what happens when beer money funds science and exploration!
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Rwenzori Mountains: The High Peaks
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Happy Valentine's Day, Rwenzori-style! The Embayikoma plant (Scadoxus cyrtanthiflorus) produces clusters of beautiful tubular red flowers. In Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains, the juices of this plant are also applied topically to treat snakebite victims.
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