Photography removes all subjects from the continuity of space and time. An endangered species may appear abundant in the frozen moment of a photograph but in reality may be elusive and hard to find. Out of context, a hard-won nature photograph fails to convey the grim truth that everywhere our precious wildlife heritage is at risk.
Public exhibition of nature photography serves as a medium for environmental education and makes an important statement: It is vitally important to engage the public in conservation issues and gain their support if we are to save our wildlife heritage for future generations. That is why conservation is always the implied mission of a nature photographer.