This exercise is nothing new, although the term is: “conservation photography”.
There is even the International League of Conservation Photographers, whose mission is to promote environmental and cultural conservation through ethical photography.
Conservation photography features techniques from nature photography and documentary pictures, however the ethical component is very important. Simplifying, it’s all about leaving things the way you found them.
We think that every nature picture contributes to the conservation of wild spaces. The images from the natural world, as they are, have enough strength and drama to speak for themselves.
An example. If you go to a picnic and you like flowers, you found a flower and the worst you could do is cut it to take it, depriving others of appreciating the same flower. You can always “take it” in a picture. That is precisely what Esteban Delgado does with his images.
Esteban is an agro-ecologist, hence why he works so close to nature. His job focuses more on how to keep the balance in productive processes, rather than making them more productive at any cost.
Also, Esteban possess a sight that sees everything with great detail.
He started to take pictures as a hobby a few years ago and after portraying numerous orchids he went after everything that surrounds him. He was kind enough to share a few images for this post, but if you want to see more visit his Flickr account.
Photo credits Esteban Delgado
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