Ambition | Passion | Conservation
Wildlife Conservation is always at the heart of everything I do. From photography to research, managing our ecological impact on our natural world is important to me. I have had the honor of releasing a sea turtle back into the wild, measuring black bear cub growth, swimming with dolphins and diving with sharks.
My interest in conservation through film was sparked by watching natural history hosts such as David Attenborough, Jack Hanna, Dave Salmoni and Jeff Corwin. I believe that film is an amazing way to connect people to wildlife and that each of us needs to understand our role in preserving the environment. I have done this through my own short films, and through the national TV series Aqua Kids which I was co-host and videograper for 3 seasons (54 episodes).
But it was my own affinity for the nature around me which has led me down the path of receiving a Bachelors degree in Wildlife Science from Virginia Tech. During college my interest in predatory mammals allowed me the opportunity to work on research projects ranging from the growth rate of Black bear cubs during their first months of life, to Red Wolf photo identification, to Jaguar spot matching and Puma population estimation. I now have a co-authorship in a pending scientific paper focusing on Puma population density in Argentina.
I have worked with scientists, tv production crews and most recently National Geographic, and I am continuously amazed and inspired. My time with National Geographic was spent working on projects including the National Geographic Radio with renowned explorer Boyd Matson, and being a part of NatGeo Crittercam. I also was the video editor and equipment media liaison with CRE grantees in the National Geographic Society's Science & Exploration: Grantee Media Team.
My current venture is independent film and photography work.
The mountains are calling and I must go..."
Clark DeHart Wildlife Films