The World Press Photo Awards -- the most prestigious photojournalism awards in the world -- were announced on 10 February 2012. Jenny was awarded first prize in the Nature single image category. Jenny is tremendously honored and gratified to have her work recognized by this very important award. During the World Press Photo "Awards Days" in Amsterdam, some of the award-winning photographers, including Jenny, were interviewed about their work. You can see the interviews here.
LiveBetter Magazine has published an article about Jenny's Life On Thin IceTM project in the February 2012 issue of the magazine. Read the article and see a slideshow of images here.
Jenny has launched a new website for her Life On Thin Ice™project. Learn more about the project and view images on the site at www.LifeOnThinIce.org.
Ocean Geographic magazine has published a feature article about polar bears in the January 2012 issue, for which Jenny did both the text and the photography. Read the article here. The article is also featured on the website of National Geographic News, and the Huffington Post.
BBC News correspondent Jonathan Amos interviewed Jenny at the 2011 American Geophysical Union annual meeting in San Francisco regarding her polar bear infanticide-cannibalism photographs and the scientific paper on which she collaborated with polar bear biologist Ian Stirling. The December 8, 2011 BBC News article and an audio tape of Jenny's interview are here. Subsequently, many news agencies, newspapers, and magazines around the world covered the issues and published Jenny's photographs. For example, see the coverage on Huffington Post here, and the Daily Mail UK here.
On December 1, 2011 the scientific journal Arctic published an article Jenny wrote In collaboration with renowned polar bear biologist Ian Stirling concerning polar bear infanticide and cannibalism on sea ice. Also, one of Jenny's polar bear photographs is on the cover of that issue of the journal. The abstract of the scientific paper is available on the Arctic website.
In July 2010, Jenny observed and photographed an extraordinary incident of polar bear infanticide and cannibalism in the Barents Sea, involving an adult male polar bear preying on a yearling cub for food. One of Jenny's photographs of this astonishing event was published by National Geographic magazine in the July 2011 issue.
While working on her ongoing Salton Sea project, Jenny photographed some important research relating to the San Andreas Fault being conducted there by scientists from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and USGS. The results of that research were presented in an important paper by Daniel Brothers et al published in the July 2011 issue of the journal Nature. One of Jenny's photographs appears on the cover of that issue, and her photographs were also used for the Scripps Institute of Oceanography press release regarding the research.
An article about Jenny's ongoing long-term project Life On Thin IceTM appeared in the Spring 2011 edition of Currents magazine, a publication of the North American Nature Photography Association.
On 3 March 2011 some photographs from Jenny's long-term project Life On Thin Ice™ were featured in a special slide show event at the prestigious Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. To view the images, click here, go to page 2 of the participants list, and click on “Jenny E. Ross.”
Jenny has been honored as the recipient of the 2011 NANPA Vision Award. This prestigious award is presented to one photographer each year by the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), in recognition of photographic excellence and vision, as well as inspiration to others in nature photography, conservation, and education. The award was presented in March 2011 at the NANPA Summit, an event during which NANPA promotes the art and science of nature photography as a medium of communication, nature appreciation, and environmental protection. For more information about the North American Nature Photography Association, please visit the NANPA website.
In early 2010, Jenny joined a team of renowned photographers, filmmakers, and scientists as a Principal Photographer for the Elysium Epic Antarctic expedition, which documented the fauna, flora, seascapes and landscapes of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia Island. The project will produce a film, a book, and an exhibition to honor the 100th anniversary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, and to celebrate this extraordinary and unique region that is threatened by climate change. In addition, the project will yield benchmark documentation and an image archive that will serve as an important reference for monitoring the future effects of climate change throughout the Antarctic region. To read the project Press Release, click here.
The January 2010 edition of Ocean Geographic magazine features a story about polar bears by Jenny. The article discusses polar bear natural history and conservation issues. To view the story, please click here.
In the fall of 2009 Jenny completed an assignment for Arirang TV and the Korean Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Culture relating to the effects of climate change in Greenland. Jenny’s photographs of landscapes, wildlife, and indigenous people in Greenland, and her experiences on assignment there for Arirang TV were featured in two television documentaries about climate change; and a collection of her photographs related to climate change issues in the Arctic were also displayed in an associated exhibition. The TV documentaries were broadcast in English on all Arirang network outlets worldwide in December 2009 and January 2010. The second documentary is currently viewable on the "Arirang Special" page of the network’s website. (The name of the program is "Our Planet: Arctic Story".) The exhibition of photographs was presented in Seoul, South Korea at the Total Museum of Contemporary Art during November 2009, and then travelled to Copenhagen for display during December 2009 in association with the United Nations Climate Change Conference. To view photographs and captions included in the exhibition, please click here.
BEARS! Icons of the Wild
A Traveling Photographic Exhibition by Jenny E. Ross
This educational exhibition about the natural history and conservation of all eight bear species has been seen by more than 650,000 people at venues across the United States. It is available for display on a rental basis. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about Jenny's popular lecture/slideshow "Life On Thin Ice: Polar Bear Biology, Ecology, Behavior & Conservation," please click here.
Wildlife Viewing & Photography Trips:
Join Jenny for a wildlife viewing and photography expedition!
- For information about a previous trip, click here for details.
- Due to Jenny's full assignment schedule, she currently does not plan to lead a trip in 2012. However, that might change. Contact us with questions.
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