Monday, June 13, 2011

Photo Exhibit in DC June 13 to 17: One of a Kind Salmon, One of a Kind Habitat

Little Redfish Lake in the Sawtooth Valley of Idaho. © Neil Ever Osborne

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

Tripods in the Mud (TIM) is an initiative of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) that helps partner professional nature photographers like Osborne with conservation organizations for the creation of visual materials on a specific region or issue.

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.

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

Please join Save Our Wild Salmon and the iLCP in celebrating the wild salmon of the Pacific Northwest and the communities, jobs and people they support with a photo exhibit in the Russell Senate Rotunda.

The photography exhibit, One of a Kind Salmon, One of a Kind Habitat, will be on display in the Russell Rotunda from June 13 to 17. All photos courtesy Neil Ever Osborne, iLCP.

When: The exhibit will be on display in the Rotunda from June 13 to 17.

Where: Russell Senate Office Building Room 188

Sponsored by: American Rivers, Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice, Endangered Species Coalition, Idaho Rivers United, International League of Conservation Photographers, Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association, NW Energy Coalition, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, Save Our Wild Salmon, Sierra Club.

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