Last night while driving across Maranhao, Brazil we saw this forest fire burning on the side of the road. I'd spent the day photographing fires and their destruction from a small aeroplane and was shocked by what I saw - this part of the Amazon rainforest has essentially gone and it's a vast area. This lone tree was holding out but I doubt it will survive. Sad to see. On assignment for @natgeo
Got the new drone out to shoot forest fires. It was very scary taking off inside a burning forest and worrying when the smoke caused the drone to lose signal and vanish - I could see it anywhere. But we found it way up in the sky and landed it safely. Shot on assignment for @natgeo
Fire in Araroboia, Brazil yesterday. A crew made up of indigenous Guajaja and IBAMA fire fighters spend several months every year tackling fires in forest and agricultural areas within the Arariboia indigenous land. The area has been ravaged by fire. In the hills in the background of this image are Awa people still living in isolation - uncontacted is the more sensationalist word. The fire crews work hard to protect their forests. Shot on assignment for @natgeo
@marcojoseamazon translating some photography tips to @edvanguajajara who runs the internet in the Guajaja indigenous village of Zutiwa in the Brazilian Amazon. I told Edvan to shoot daily life of his tribe in then village and learn to look at the light and composition- follow him and encourage he's a good guy and wants to be a photographer @edvanguajajara . On assignment for @natgeo
This week I have been out hunting with Awa people in eastern Brazil. This young lad is carrying a shotgun. Many Awa still hunt traditionally with bows and arrows - some communities use guns also. Shot on assignment for @natgeo
Hi guys if you could get behind this book project 'Photographers Against Wildlife Crime' images from the worlds best conservation photo journalists. What I'm really excited about is their will be a Chinese version as well. Please visit the link in my bio to contribute and make the effort to buy the book itself. I can only leave this link up for a couple of days as we still have our elephant campaign going. For a better tomorrow. Many thanks cover shoot by Mr Adrian Steirn @adriansteirn
Driving from Imperatriz to Santa Inez today in the eastern Amazon. Total destruction the whole way. Saw this lone tree, my buddy Marco said he thought it was a mahogany-- whatever it is it's a hardwood by the looks of it; standing alone in a sea of nothing - beyond a vast eucalyptus plantation - monoculture .
Check this little dude out - bounding through one of my camera traps in the sage brush. I checked the camera trap today and it was basically all rabbits. I'm trying for bobcats but they are proving elusive.