“The Amphibians” is a stunning new eBook featuring photographs of amphibians against a luminous white background from around the world, brought to you through a novel collaboration between the Amphibian Survival Alliance and Meet Your Neighbours, a worldwide photography project reconnecting people with the wildlife on their own doorsteps.
Of the photographic technique featured throughout the book, Meet Your Neighbours Co-Founder Clay Bolt says: “A brilliantly-lit white background removes the context, encouraging appreciation of the subject as an individual rather than a species. Their own form constitutes the composition. Seen this way, animals and plants we thought we knew reveal another side of themselves, encourage a second glance, perhaps even renewed interest”.
“The Amphibians,” which opens with introductions by Clay Bolt and ASA Conservation Officer Dr. Robin Moore, is a visual treat of kaleidoscopic colours and tantalizing textures – a true celebration of the beauty and diversity of frogs and salamanders, and an invitation to reconnect with these wonderful creatures. Please enjoy, and share widely.
Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA)
The Amphibian Survival Alliance is the world’s largest partnership for amphibian conservation, formed in response to the decline of frogs, salamanders and caecilians worldwide. Without immediate and coordinated action we stand to lose half of some 7,000 species of amphibians in our lifetimes. The ASA draws on cutting-edge research to protect amphibians and key habitats worldwide, in addition to educating and inspiring the global community to become a part of the amphibian conservation movement. www.amphibians.org
Meet Your Neighbours
Founded in 2009, Meet Your Neighbours is a worldwide photographic initiative that is dedicated to reconnecting people with the wildlife on their own doorsteps – and enriching their lives in the process. These creatures and plants are vital to people: they represent the first, and for some, the only contact with wild nature we have. Yet too often they are overlooked, undervalued. Meet Your Neighbours images have an instantly recognizable look. Each subject is photographed on location in a field studio. A brilliantly-lit white background removes the context, encouraging appreciation of the subject as an individual rather than a species. To date, MYN photographers have worked in over 60 places around the world. Learn more atwww.meetyourneighbours.net.