The fluid beauty of an apex predator
STANDING IN A SHALLOW LAGOON off Mo’orea in French Polynesia, photographer Renee Capozzola waited, hoping to capture an image of a blacktip reef shark at sunset. The fates aligned as this fluid beauty swam close to her camera, which was half submerged in the water to capture this over-under portrait. “I got lucky,” she admits, though her luck took careful planning. A shark lover by nature, Capozzola strives to show these top-tier predators in a gentle light that will inspire sympathy and “raise awareness for protection.” If an image is beautiful and nonthreatening, she says, “people respond.”
A new storymap connects the dots between extreme weather and climate change and illustrates the harm these disasters inflict on communities and wildlife.Learn More
Take the Clean Earth Challenge and help make the planet a happier, healthier place.Learn More
Promoting more-inclusive outdoor experiences for allRead More
A groundbreaking bipartisan bill aims to address the looming wildlife crisis before it's too late, while creating sorely needed jobs.Read More
More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. We're on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 52 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.