An Interview with Twan Leenders – Part 2

Twan Leenders and His Camera
Twan Leenders and His Camera

Interview by Dave Huth

This is the continuation of a conversation between Dave Huth, who serves as co-chair of NANPA’s Conservation Committee and Twan Leenders, an accomplished herpetologist and photographer, who serves as RTPI’s Senior Director of Science and Conservation. He has authored several books, including Amphibians of Costa Rica – A Field Guide and Reptiles of Costa Rica – A Field Guide, both through Cornell University Press. See part one of the conversation here.

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An Interview with Twan Leenders – Part 1

Image of Twan Leenders  Photographing in Panama by a waterfall.
Twan Leenders Photographing in Panama

Interview by Dave Huth

In 1994, Roger Tory Peterson – an ornithologist and artist famous for his innovative and popular field guides – convened a gathering of more than 100 photographers for conversation about how nature photography might meet the challenge of conservation in the years ahead.

The result of this gathering, held at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI) in Jamestown, New York, was the incorporation of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA).

Today, RTPI carries on Peterson’s passion for conservation, education, and the arts. Twan Leenders, an accomplished herpetologist and photographer, serves as RTPI’s Senior Director of Science and Conservation. He has authored several books, including Amphibians of Costa Rica – A Field Guide and Reptiles of Costa Rica – A Field Guide, both through Cornell University Press.

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