Cultivating Ethical Bird Photography Behaviours
The Psychology of Ethics There are many definitions of the term ‘ethics’, essentially, ethics can be distilled to ‘the moral principles...
Not all nature images are created equally.
In a world in which our nature is already under enormous pressure, in unprecedented levels, from the impacts of habitat destruction, encroaching urbanization, hunting, feral predators and climate change resulting in extreme weather and fire events, among others, the onus is on us as nature photographers to ensure that we minimize the impact we, ourselves, have on the natural world we photograph. The least we can do as photographers is not add ourselves to that list.
"Precautionary Principle is the recognition that lack of certainty regarding the threat of environmental harm should not be used as an excuse for not taking action to avert that threat."
International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
First, do no harm.