Online Talk – Photography for Chalk Stream Conservation
From our friends at Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust:
Photography is a powerful aid to the conservation of our precious chalk streams. See some amazing images and hear the stories behind them.
For those who visit them, chalk streams leave a lasting impression – even a brief streamside moment gives a sense of their unique vibrancy. Some of their wonderful wildlife, however, is harder to experience: many species are small, rare, nocturnal, or hidden beneath the surface. Luckily, we can still learn about these animals, through the power of photography.
In this talk, we’ll hear from award-winning wildlife photographer Paul Colley. A Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, Paul has worked with conservation agencies like Fauna and Flora International, the Blue Marine Foundation, and the Bat Conservation Trust. He has pioneered new river photography techniques, and become a leading infrared bat photographer.
Join us to see some of Paul’s brilliant photographs of chalk stream wildlife, from fish and insects to bats and waterfowl. Learn about the techniques he uses to capture these amazing images, and how they are being used to support the conservation of our chalk streams.
This event is part of Watercress and Winterbournes, a Landscape Partnership Scheme that is protecting, enhancing, and celebrating seven local chalk streams.