Live here in New England, or planning to cavort along our shores this summer? Then have I got a photo contest for you! The Conservation Law Foundation has partnered with photojournalist Brian Skerry in the New England Ocean Odyssey, a five year program of dives in both coastal and deep water habitats. Brian will be bringing back photos of his undersea travels; the first dispatch from the deep came from Cashes Ledge out in the Gulf of Maine. A half a dozen more dives are in the works, but Brian’s not the only one contributing pictures of New England’s marine treasures; now you can too! If you will be in, on or along the Atlantic anywhere in New England, all you need is a Fickr account and a camera to submit your images to the Ocean Odyssey Photo Contest.
A winner will be selected each month, so you’ll have plenty of chances to win a signed copy of Brian’s beautiful book Ocean Soul.
Not in New England and don’t intend to be? We still have need of your photos. As I continue working on the Field Guide to Beached Birds of the Southeastern United States, I have compiled a list of the birds of which I still need to find photographs. The species required are listed on this goofball poster I put together. So, if you have any photos like this, or know someone who might (biologists, hunters, zookeepers, veterinarians, wildlife rehabbers, butchers, bakers, candlestick-makers…) please help me spread the word! Some of these rarities will be challenging to find, and I need all the help I can get!