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Podcast - Tony Bynum - thoughts on Conservation, Photography, and the Business of Photography

Podcast - Tony Bynum -  thoughts on Conservation, Photography, and the Business of Photography

Podcast interview with Montana Based, Outdoor Photographer Tony Bynum, "how Tony approaches his professional photography career - Conservation Photography, Business of Photography, Outdoors, Wildlife 

On Northwestern Outdoor Radio

Presently, I am out in the field for a special research project involving Wolverines, but I wanted to share this clip from this week's Northwestern Outdoors Radio show.

I was interviewed by John Kruse, host of the show, to talk about two things:

  1. Elk photography and my free e-book on wildlife photography.
  2. My thoughts on the work that the Wilderness Society is doing to protect and promote our wild public lands, as well as my role in the #OurWild Campaign.

It was a pleasure doing the interview and I hope you enjoy it!

#OurWild - My Story for Protecting Public Lands


The #ourwild campaign is about real people telling their public lands stories. This #ourwild video, produced by The Wilderness Society, is part of my public land story. I'm a father. I'm a hunter. I'm a photographer, friend and advocate for keeping the public domain in public hands. I am firmly against selling, or trading the public domain to the states. I'm not a preservationist, I'm a conservationist, which means I believe in using the natural resources, not locking them up. I also believe some places should be off limits to extraction. I'm for sensible, reasoned, and smart use of our public resources.

As a hunter and photographer, I support hunter education in the form of learning the history of conservation in America, in addition to how to be safe with a gun. For example, in order to bow hunt in Montana, during the early elk season, you have to have a special permit and pay an extra fee for it. In order to receive that permit you must go through an approved educational course that includes the history of conservation, the history of bowhunting, and the people who were instrumental in creating of the modern bow.

Conservation and resources management are more important than ever. Resources are limited and as we've seen our appetite, or demand for them is limitless. I believe that all children should be taught the history of conservation.

Conservation and Environmental Reading List

Here is a list of Authors, and titles worth reading.

Aldo Leopold - A Sand County Almanac

Rachel Carson - Silent Spring

Marc Reisner - Cadillac Desert

Henry David Thoreau - Walden

Wendell Berry - The Unsettling of America

James Lovelock - Gaia

Edward Abbey - Desert Solitaire

Vine Deloria - Spirit and Reason

#OURWILD Photographs

Please help by making your story known. You can also take action here, on the #ourwild page.  Leave a comment or share this post and together we can insure that our children have #ourwild. #keepitpublic


Tony Bynum