Many people use their photography skills to raise awareness for people, animals and creatures that are less fortunate than ourselves. Tanya, one of our SLR Lounge writers, recently went to Jamaica to photograph a humanitarian aid trip; we’ve featured photographers that donate their time and services to local animal shelters in an effort to find homeless dogs and cats a forever home; others start non-profits for causes that affect them; all of these photographers are inspiring, and I love reading about people that are using their talents to help change the world in some way – big or small.
Robin Moore is a frog photographer. He photographs frogs in the exotic places like Costa Rica in an effort to raise awareness and conservation of these not often thought of creatures. As a child, Robin had always been fascinated by frogs. So, he began studying them, became a conservation biologist (specializing in amphibians) and a nature photographer. Combining his passions, Robin now travels the world in search of “lost frogs;” frogs that are in danger of becoming extinct or have been thought to become extinct. Robin has found, and photographed frog species believed to have been extinct for decades. He’s documented his stories in a book called, “In Search for Lost Frogs.”
The Search for Lost Frogs drew people in through stories of discovery, disappointment, perseverance and ultimately of hope, delivered in a package decorated with striking photographs. It opened the eyes of battle-weary adults to the wonder and awe of the natural world, and reminded us that the world still holds secrets.
Robin Moore found a way to combine his photography talent with his passion for frogs; what is your passion and how can you use it to better the world today?