National Geographic photographer and explorer Carlton Ward Jr. travels the world—to the Amazon, Congo, Sahara and beyond—to find and document new species and conservation stories that haven't yet been told. But his latest project has him making discoveries much closer to home. An eighth-generation Floridian, he is now working to protect a little-known corridor for endangered bears, panthers—even cowboys—hidden in the shadows of the beaches and amusement parks that dominate Florida’s identity.
Conservation photographer Carlton Ward Jr. founded the Florida Wildlife Corridor project in 2010 and has ventured on two National Geographic supported expeditions in an effort to conserve the corridor’s protection. Learn more about Ward here.
Photo Credit: Carlton Ward Jr. and Mac Stone
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