ABOUT - karenperryimages

CONSERVATION PHOTOGRAPHER AND FILMMAKER


I am passionate about conserving wildlife and wild places.  Through storytelling with visual media I develop multimedia campaigns that connect the public with environmental issues.


RECENT MEDIA PROJECTS

JACKSON HOLE WILDLIFE FILM FESTIVAL - INTERNATIONAL ELEPHANT FILM FESTIVAL

Produced and edited Elephant Stories, a short video set to music celebrating the lives of elephants in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania.  

WESTERN WATERSHEDS PROJECT (non-profit based in Hailey, Idaho working to protect and restore western watersheds and wildlife through education, public policy initiatives and litigation) • Rewild Point Reyes Elk - developing social media campaign • Aerial photographic surveys with Lighthawk of Upper Green/Gros Ventre, Wind River and Wyoming Range with photographer Tom Mangelsen to support WWP predator restoration projects 2014 • Squirrel Meadows and Fall River allotments photography and documentation 2013-2014 ; photographic flyover Point Reyes National Seashore spring 2016

SAVE MOUNT DIABLO (non-profit San Francisco Bay Area group working to preserve Mount Diablo's peaks, surrounding foothills and watersheds through land acquisition and preservation strategies designed to protect the mountain's natural beauty, biological diversity and historic and agricultural heritage) •BioBlitz 2014-2015 •Curry Canyon Ranch 2014-2015 •Mount Diablo Challenge 2012-2014 •Trail Run 2012; Trails Challenge 2013-2014 •Diablo Watch Newsletter 2013-2015 •James Donlon Bypass-Understanding the Maps, Overview 2013 •Mangini Ranch with Congressman George Miller 2013 •Beacon Lighting 2012-2013 •Pearl Harbor Survivors; Beacon Lifting 2013 •Thomas Home Ranch 2012

BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (non-profit based in Portland, Maine with a mission to assess emerging threats to wildlife and ecosystems through collaborative research, and to use scientific findings to advance environmental awareness and inform decision makers) • Mammals of Jackson Fork Ranch Video 2014-2015 • Restoration of loons to Rocky Mountains 2014-2015 • Birds of Jackson Fork Ranch Video 2014 • Website images

TETON RAPTOR CENTER (non-profit based in Wilson, Wyoming working to help birds of prey and promote environmental health through veterinary care and rehabilitation, educational programs and conservation research) • Kestrel nest box 2013 • Poo-Poo project (RC recognized at the 2014 Wings Across the Americas Conservation Awards ceremony in 2014 for making vault toilets on public lands safer for birds.) • Visitor center closing video 2013

TETON REGIONAL LAND TRUST (non-profit based in Driggs, Idaho working to preserve important agricultural lands and fish and wildlife habitat, including trumpeter swan restoration,, in Eastern Idaho) • Swan reintroduction to Teton Valley 2013-2014 • Donation of photos for Tin Cup Challenge 2013 • Greetings cards and Christmas cards 2013

WYOMING WETLANDS SOCIETY (non-profit based in Jackson, Wyoming seeking to restore the Rocky Mountain population of trumpeter swans and to protect, preserve, restore and enhance the wetlands they depend on) • Swan reintroduction to Teton Valley 2013-2014

SOUTHWEST ENGLISH SETTER RESCUE (non-profit based in Texas dedicated to rescue and rehoming of English Setters) • Video for BigGive fundraiser 2015

SOUTH GEORGIA HERITAGE TRUST (charity registered in Scotland, which fundraises to help efforts to conserve and protect those species of indigenous fauna and flora that breed and grow on South Georgia or in the surrounding seas and to raise awareness of South Georgia’s threatened species) • Donation of videos and images for fundraising

OTHER

2016 Nature's Best Photography - Winner - Best Video

2015 Nature's Best Photography - Video for Smithsonian

2014 Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice Awards - Highly Honored Video

2013  Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice Awards - semi finalist Wildlife; Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice Awards - video in 2013 Award Winners compilation shown at the Smithsonian

2012 Amgen Tour of California stage 8 - press photographer 2012 Orvis Dog Catalog Cover winner (over 10,000 entries)

2014-2017 Western Watersheds Project Board of Directors

2015 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival • Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, Preliminary Judge

2016 - International Elephant Film Festival - preliminary judge for category submission for "Issues and Solutions"

2014 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards preliminary judge for Best Shorts, Best Editing, Best Online/Interactive

2014 and 2015 - Orvis Dog Catalog Cover (over 10,000 entries)

2016 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards preliminary judge Best Visualization 



EDUCATION B.A. Zoology, University of California, Berkeley



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