Honorable Mention TOKYO-2018 Editorial / Environmental

The Impact of Wildlife Selfies

  • Company
    Nando Machado / Wap
  • Photographer
    Fernando Carniel Machado
  • Technical Info
    Cameras: Nikon D810 And D800. Lenses: Nikkor 14-24 F2.8, 24-70 F2.8 And Tamron 70-200 F2.8.
  • Photo Date
    October 2016 - April 2017

The submissions are from a three-month long investigative research project from October 2016 to April 2017 in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, Colombia and Peru for World Animal Protection. It involved photos, videos and semi-structured interviews.The objective of this project is to raise awareness to the exploitative nature of some eco-tourism operators. The hope is that by making people aware that a seemingly innocent activity is damaging to wildlife, there will be more pressure on tour operators to ensure that the activities that they endorse or provide are humane and eco-friendly.