CONSERVATION PHOTOGRAPHY2020-10-31T19:43:25+00:00

Conservation photography and storytelling

My photographic work tries to bring to the public aspects of nature that are often little known, but are still amazing.
I try with my images to create a link between science / knowledge and community. Passionate about natural history and evolution, I usually try to provide narrative content when I share my images on social media, with the aim of generating empathy with the natural world and especially with species that are less friendly to people.
I believe that the power of images can be used as a tool for the Conservation of Nature, sensitizing and bringing society closer to the environmental issues that we are going through as humanity. Conservation photography is about interpreting the natural world: creating emotional and intellectual connections between people and the different organisms that inhabit our planet Earth in ways that can change attitudes and behaviors towards the natural world.
All my photographs are taken in nature in natural conditions and in most cases without manipulation of the individuals.

Discovering the little inventions of nature

As humans, we have always been fascinated with the universe and the vastness of space. However, what if I told you that an entirely new universe is waiting to be discovered? Macro photography is a technique that allows us to enter a new universe, to capture small things in great detail. By magnifying the

By |June 5th, 2023|Categories: Conservation, News, Published Works|0 Comments

The Magic World Hidden Costa Rica’s Tropical Lowland Rainforests – Paws Trails

Making a dream come true. In January 2021, I moved from my home in Buenos Aires Argentina to Costa Rica to live in the tropical rainforests. Moving from a densely populated urban environment to the lush tropical rain forest on the Gulf Dulce coast of the Pacific Ocean was a dream come true. I

By |August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Conservation, News, Published Works|0 Comments

Spiders – Amazing World of Eight legged Animals – Paws Trails

I enjoy photographing spiders. However, spiders usually produce an revulsion in most people, but if we start to know them a little more, surely our perception of these living beings will be slowly replaced by respect and admiration. Spiders belong to the subphylum Chelicerata. They are characterized by having four pairs of legs –

By |April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Conservation, News, Published Works|0 Comments

The Hoppers – Paws Trails Explorers

Hoppers are a fascinating group of minute insects that have a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors. The hoppers belong to the Hemiptera Order, and common names include tree hoppers, plant hoppers, leaf hoppers, cicadas, and true bugs. Most species of hoppers are great jumpers, and almost all are terrestrial and feed on

By |February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Conservation, News, Published Works|0 Comments

Glass Frogs – Paws Trails Explorers

Charismatic and enigmatic, the glass frogs (Centrolenidae) are one of the highlights when you visit the rainforest of Central and South America. They have an amazing characteristic; a translucent skin that makes their insides visible. Simply looking through their underbelly gives a view of their intestines, lungs, and sometimes even their beating heart. Most

By |December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Conservation, News, Published Works|0 Comments

Macroworld – Free Webinar – Paws Trails Explorers

The topic of our upcoming free webinar series is "Macro World of South America", presented by Cynthia Bandurek, a naturalist and an ecologist who is madly in love with the small insect world. South America consists of a huge variety of unique species arguably the most varied on earth. It is a paradise for

By |September 25th, 2020|Categories: Conservation, News, Talks|0 Comments

Arthropods Conservation – Paws Trails Explorers Magazine

Arthropods are declining in abundance, biomass, and biodiversity worldwide. There is data and anecdotal evidence reflecting the declining of several species or group of species, but the global decline is still unquantified. There are several reasons why arthropods are declining: * Habitat loss * Pollution by synthetic pesticides * Industrial pollution * Light and

Nature First – Argentina Photo Nature

Nature First, The alliance for resposible nature photography Nature First is built on seven core principles that help communicate how each of us can enjoy nature photography responsibly. The Seven Principles of Nature First Photography were developed to help educate and guide both professional and recreational photographers in sustainable, minimal impact practices that will

By |July 31st, 2020|Categories: Conservation, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Nature Trails – A Group Photography Exhibition

The Nature Trails. I am happy to be a part of the group photography exhibition "The Nature Trails" organized by Paws Trails in association with NAT Institute, Snap Coaches and OFB. This digital exhibition will display 22 nature photographs showcasing 22 visions for 1 mission, to spread awareness. With regards to the event there

By |July 10th, 2020|Categories: Conservation, News, Talks|0 Comments

Nature First Photography

Nature First is an international organization which aims to promote the responsible nature photography. The primary goal of Nature First is to be an advocate for the 7 Principles and educate nature photographers, and all visitors to nature, about responsible behavior. Help conserve the places we love and photograph through wise use, education,

By |May 6th, 2020|Categories: Conservation, News|0 Comments

NATChat – Arthropods and their role in our ecosystem by Cynthia Bandurek

NATChat introduces Cynthia Bandurek, a naturalist and an ecologist who works closely with Paws Trails as a Contributing Editor - South America. Cynthia talks about her views on the important role of arthropods in our ecosystem. 40% of the insect species are in threat and the reason is again we humans and our greed.

By |May 1st, 2020|Categories: Conservation, News|0 Comments

Conservation – Paws Trails Explorers Magazine

For the Volume 22, of Paws Trails Magazine, I have the honor to write the editorial, and present an article about the critical situation amphibians are facing worldwide, illustrated with the photos I was abe to take in Ecuador in July 2019. You can enjoy all the amazing content in the following link: http://www.pawstrails.com/magazine/editions/edition-22/

By |April 4th, 2020|Categories: Conservation, News, Published Works|0 Comments

World Wildlife Day – A group wildlife photography exhibition. Vancouver. Canada! .

World Wildlife Day - A group wildlife photography exhibition. Vancouver. Canada! . 20 images showcasing 20 visions from around our planet on display. . If we can utilize our skills for the betterment of Mother Nature, why not? . We invite you to join us at 6.00 PM to 9.00 PM the 3rd of

By |February 29th, 2020|Categories: Conservation, Exhibitions, News|0 Comments

Travelogue – Paws Trails Explorers Magazine

Today is online the 20th edition of Paws Trails Explorers. And in this number we published an article about my incredible solo trip for Ecuador within its amazing rainforest, Chocó and Amazonian. An unforgetable trip photographing its biodiversity but also knowing its people and its culture from inside. Ecuador again thanks for giving me

By |December 27th, 2019|Categories: Conservation, News, Published Works|0 Comments

Her Views and Visuals – Paws Trails Exploreres Magazine

Cynthia Bandurek is an Argentinian Biologist (Ecology), Field Naturalist, Nature photographer and wildlife artist. Cynthia is PT Explorers’ Contributing Editor for South America https://cynthiabandurek.com https://www.instagram.com/ cynthiabandurek_artphotography/ How did your interest for wildlife arise? I think the interest in wildlife is innate in me. Since I can remember, I felt attracted to nature and I

By |December 27th, 2019|Categories: Conservation, News, Published Works|0 Comments

Editor´s Den Paws Trails Explorers Magazine

As a woman involved in conservation projects and nature photography for more than a decade, I have the honor to present this issue of PT Explorers magazine. This issue is dedicated to the special women, who in their special ways contribute to environmental awareness and wildlife conservation. The articles in this edition are but

By |December 27th, 2019|Categories: Conservation, News, Published Works|0 Comments

Make the Invisible visible – Talk in Interantional Nature Photographers Encounter – Formosa – Argentina

In august I will be giving a talk about my job as a macrophotographer, joining my main profession as a Biologist (ecology) and field naturalist with one of my passion: photography. Using it as a tool for nature conservation. In Formosa Province: Bañado la Estrella in the International Nature Photographers Encounter. 2019 August 15

By |December 27th, 2019|Categories: Conservation, News, Talks|0 Comments

Costa Rica Through The Eyes of a Naturalist! by Cynthia Bandurek

Cynthia is an Argentinian biologist, wildlife artist, and nature photographer. In February and March 2018 she visited Costa Rica for 32 days exploring and photographing in private nature reserves, wildlife refuges and five locations of a National Park. Cynthia is a Contributing Editor of PT Explorers. As a naturalist and lover of biodiversity, I

By |December 27th, 2019|Categories: Conservation, News, Published Works|0 Comments

Book Presentation

Presentation Of  the Book “The world of the small” in The José Hernández Folk Art Museum. THE WORLD OF SMALL: An approach to the universe of arthropods from an artistic, visual, and evolutionary perspective. © By Cynthia Bandurek Survival in the natural world has always proved to be a complex task, generating enormous creative

By |December 26th, 2019|Categories: Conservation, News, Published Works|0 Comments