Tuesday, July 13, 2010

What is Tripods in the Mud?

iLCP photographer Neil Osborne at Little Redfish Lake. © Emily Nuchols

Save Our Wild Salmon and the International League of Conservation Photographers have joined forces to tell the story of the Snake River's one of a kind salmon and the place they call home.

Sometimes you've got to get on the ground. Get dirty, muddy and immerse yourself in a story... That's exactly what iLCP photographer Neil Osborne did to tell the story of Snake River salmon.

Tripods in the Mud (TIM) is an initiative of the iLCP that helps partner professional photographers like Neil with conservation organizations for the creation of visual materials on a specific region or issue.
Tripods (And Feet) in the Mud. © Neil Ever Osborne

Snake River salmon swim more than 900 miles inland and climb almost 7,000 feet to reach their spawning grounds — the highest salmon spawning habitat on the planet , and the largest and wildest habitat left in the continental United States. These one of a kind salmon travel farther and higher than any other salmon on Earth.
So how do you make people care? And get them to act? Give them beautiful and provocative images to tell the story.

Thanks to iLCP for joining the fight to save our wild salmon! Learn more about TIM and iLCP here.

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