Encore: National Geographic Explorer & Conservation Photographer Carlton Ward, Jr.
This episode originally aired on April 20, 2021.
A feature story in the April issue of National Geographic magazine highlights the importance of a network of public and private lands that runs throughout the state called the Florida Wildlife Corridor — and the crucial role it plays to help ensure Florida wildlife’s long-term survival.
It features stunning photographs of the endangered Florida panther. Our guest today spent more than five years working to collect those images. Tampa-based National Geographic photographer and 8th generation Floridian Carlton Ward Jr. set up state-of-the-art camera traps in the south Florida woods and swamps to capture these images of the highly elusive cats.
He joins us to talk about this effort, his career as a conservation photographer, and his work with the Florida Wildlife Corridor, which he co-founded with Tom Hoctor in 2012.