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Jasper Doest

Dutch photographer Jasper Doest specializes in conservation issues and wildlife photography, emphasizing the beauty and fragility of our planet. After his studies as an ecology major specializing in Arctic ecosystems, Jasper decided to become a photographer in order to bridge the gap between the human and the natural world. As a Senior Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, his photographs have received multiple awards and appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic, GEO, and Smithsonian. Jasper's photographs of Japanese macaques, popularly known as "snow monkeys," received recognition in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and appeared in the October 2016 issue of National Geographic.

Over the past several years, Doest has also spent time on the Dutch island of Curaçao in the Caribbean, where he has family ties and has been focused on a long-term project about conservation issues surrounding local flamingos and island wildlife. His work highlighting a rescued flamingo earned two 2019 World Press Photo awards and was published by National Geographic. Jasper frequently lectures on photography, conservation, and global sustainability and has presented at venues such as the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn and The Royal Geographical Society in London.

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