Discover artwork inspired by the preservation and conservation of Florida’s natural terrain and endangered wildlife.
Join @fairgroundsstpete in celebrating Earth Day 🌎 through the work of National Geographic photographer Carlton Ward Jr.
@carltonward has two digital photography slideshows, “Florida Creatures” and “Florida Features”, on view at Fairgrounds St. Pete.
Carlton Ward Jr. is a conservation photographer and National Geographic Explorer, whose passion for nature was born from the Florida landscape. His mission is to inspire appreciation and protection of Florida’s original nature and culture; the endangered wildlife that is often hidden in plain sight, but very much needs our attention to be saved. Carlton’s photographs are widely exhibited and have been published in newspapers and magazines including Audubon, Smithsonian, Nature Conservancy and National Geographic. Carlton founded the Florida Wildlife Corridor project in 2010. With fellow explorers Mallory Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie, he has since trekked more than 2,000 miles through the Corridor during two expeditions, which both produced award-winning books, PBS films and widespread outreach for the statewide vision to keep Florida wild. Carlton’s media and production company, Florida Wild, works to elevate and protect wild Florida through strategic communications. Current productions include Chasing Ghosts and Path of the Panther, both in partnership with Grizzly Creek Films. Non-profit and agency partners for these projects include The Nature Conservancy, Florida Wildlife Corridor, Palm Beach Zoological Society, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and US Fish & Wildlife Service.
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