The American Pika is one of my favorite creatures found in the wilderness of Colorado. It is a small, adorable creature that is about 6 or 7 inches in length and is known for its high-pitch chirping sound and cute face. The American Pika primarily lives at high elevations between 10,000 and 14,000 feet and I often encounter them on my mountain climbing trips here in Colorado. They are unfortunately in severe danger of extinction due to climate change because they depend on cold winters to survive.
This week on the podcast I had a wonderful conversation with Deirdre Rosenberg, a wildlife, landscape, and conservation photographer living in Southwest Colorado who has dedicated her life to conservation efforts around the San Juan Mountains and for the American Pika.
On this week's episode, we discuss:
- Deirdre's journey as a photographer and her relationship with the wilderness,
- The American Pika and Deidre's goals in photographing it,
- Conservation photography and what it means to Deirdre,
- Deirdre's project to photograph the San Juan Mountains of Colorado from a conservation perspective,
- Deirdre's goals and approaches to photographing with a conservation intent,
- Helping women get excited about wilderness photography,
- "Honest Photography,"
- And a lot more!
Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:
- Join me over on Nature Photographer's Network.
- Support the podcast on Patreon.
Here is who Deidre recommended on the podcast this week:
If you enjoyed our conversation this week, you can listen to our bonus episode over Patreon on where we discuss Deidre's approaches to making her dreams come true as a full-time photographer.
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