Jack Jeffrey is winner of the Sierra Club’s prestigious Ansel Adams Award which honors an individual who has made superlative use of still photography to further a conservation cause.
Congratulations, Jack, for this well deserved recognition of a lifetime commitment to Hawaii’s special place in the global environment.
As a boy, Jack Jeffrey explored forests and climbed trees to get a better look into bird nests. As one of the world’s foremost natural history photographers, Jack is still exploring forests and climbing trees to capture on film the essence of the birds he loves so much.
Jack has made the Pacific his home for the past 30 years, where he works as a wildlife biologist specializing in island ecosystems. In his spare time, Jack is dedicated to photographing the rapidly changing natural history of the Pacific islands before many native species are lost forever. He lived on Guam for nine years, and traveled throughout Micronesia. Since that time, he has returned on several occasions to photograph the native species of Micronesia.
Today, Jack lives in Hawaii, where his intimacy with Hawaii’s hidden valleys and remote rainforests is reflected in his highly acclaimed images. Combining a naturalist’s curiosity with a photographer’s patience and technical skill, Jack is able to capture the spirit of rare birds, plants and other natural treasures within his magic lens.
Jack is co-author of two books on Hawaii’s birds and his color photographs are frequently seen in such publications as National Geographic (Canon Endangered Species Series), National Wildlife, Audubon, Smithsonian, Natural History, Life, Pacific Discovery, Hana Hou, and Hawaii, as well as in text books, calendars and postcards. His photographs of the Micronesian Cardinal Honeyeater and Hawaii’s Crested Honeycreeper have also served as a basis for the U. S. postage stamp Endangered Species Series.
On Jack’s beautiful website, www.jackjeffreyphoto.com/, he generously shares where are the best places to photograph birds in the Hawaiian Islands.
Jack Jeffrey has recently begun offering customized birding day tours for individuals and small groups on Hawaii’s Big Island. For arrangements and rates, contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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With 36 years experience, Victor Emanuel Nature Tours www.ventbird.com offers 140 birding and natural history tours and cruises to over 100 destinations. Expert leaders and local guides ensure fun, educational, and memorable trips, while supporting local conservation organizations. See our annual Hawaiian Islands birding tour.