For the Capture Conservation Photo Contest, we asked you to share images that might inspire others to prioritize conservation as much as you do.
The thousands of stunning entries that we received in response made for a tough decision when it was time to choose the winners, but we think you’ll agree: the images below showcase nature at its brilliant best.
Grand Prize: Me and Mobius Arch by Sungjin Ahn
by Noah M. Schlager
ABOVE: Contemporary American Indian artist Justus Benally and Amanda Beardsley at the Santa Fe Indian Market.
“Once in his life a man ought to concentrate his mind upon the remembered earth, I believe. He ought to give himself up to a particular landscape in his experience, to look at it from as many angles as he can, to wonder about it, to dwell upon it.”
― N. Scott Momaday
“Snowﬂakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars, molecules, microscopic entities all come in communities. The singular cannot in...Read more
by Tomas A Quezada, SCA Field Leader
When some of the high school students on the SCA crew that I led at Canyon de Chelly National Monument with Adesbah Foguth wanted to make a short film about their service experience this summer, who were we to deny their Spielbergian dreams?
SCA’s Canyon de Chelly program is unique in that it recruits students entirely from the community surrounding the monument, which is located within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation in Northeastern, AZ. Watch the film and you’ll see that it’s as unique as the crew itself—maybe even more...Read more
by Tomas A. Quezada
Ya’at’eeh, it literally stands for good, good for you, good for me, and good for everything that surrounds us. It’s the typical greeting that you will hear from the Diné, or the Navajo, at Canyon De Chelly. This greeting is a constant reminder of how you feel when at Canyon De Chelly. Simply put, at Canyon de Chelly you feel that everything is, well, good.
This summer I led an SCA crew at Canyon de Chelly that was comprised entirely of Native American students from communities in the surrounding area. SCA began fielding such...Read more
Most beach experiences involve sunshine, right? For humans, sure, but not for wildlife. The darkness of night provides the camouﬂage necessary for seven species of reptile to nest. All over the world for the past 120 million years, sea turtles have emerged from the ocean each spring and used the sand to hide and incubate their eggs.
The beach at Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is a place where people and shorebirds actively roam the surface in the daytime, and sea turtles plant future generations under the sand at night. It still feels like a dream to say that...Read more