Description Ocelots are a medium sized cat (25 - 35 pounds) that are very skilled tree climbers. Their habitat can range from grasslands to swamps, as well as many types of forests across much of South America, Central America and as far north as the southwestern USA. These nocturnal predators can take a wide variety of prey. The photographer had the unique experience of having this very subject land on top of him during a very playful photographic session.
Finding Species Inc, Takoma Park, MD Member Since October 2007 Artist Statement An US based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Finding Species uses compelling and original professional-grade photographic images, technology, and on-the-ground field experience to “give a face to biodiversity,” promoting the conservation of threatened species and habitats.
Finding Species, by combining art, science and advocacy, bridges the gap between scientists, conservationists and the public, to advance science, empower conservation campaigns and enhance environmental education programs. Active field work in the US and in Latin America’s tropical forests has produced traveling exhibitions, scientific publications, field guide books, websites and species databases for public education and countless uses.
Photographs are powerful tools to communicate about conservation and have played a compelling role in the creation of several signature National Parks in the United States and around the world. Given the amount and sophistication of visual information that individuals see today, the value of visually stunning conservation tools are indispensable to conservation campaigns.