Our ethics on Wildlife and Nature photography
“Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time.”
– An author whose name has since been lost to the sands of time
When it comes to the outdoors, we do our best to preserve it for future visitors to enjoy. We respect nature and practice Leave No Trace ethics to minimize cumulative impact over time to the environment.
The seven basic Leave No Trace principles: plan ahead and prepare, travel and camp on durable surfaces, dispose of waste properly, leave what you find, minimize campfire impacts, respect wildlife, and be considerate of other visitors.
As nature lovers, we put the welfare of animals first. We make it a practice to keep a safe and respectful distance, using telephoto lenses and blinds to avoid stressing the animals.
All animals are wild and free, unless otherwise noted. Our images are the hard-earned result of hours spent in the field.
We do not use recordings or bait of any kind. The only food we set out is birdseed and nectar in our backyard bird feeders, cleaned and maintained regularly for our avian visitors. Our resident hummingbirds wouldn't allow us to forget!