Recipient of the 2015 Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams award for Conservation Photography has for over 30 years Boyd used his photography skills and environmental understanding to lead photographic eco-tours to destinations such as Tanzania, Peru, Borneo, Galapagos, Siberia and Antarctica. His articles and photos have appeared in most major magazines, including Time, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Audubon, Conde Nast’s Traveler, Stern, Vogue, Money, Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, Travel-Holiday, Travel & Leisure, Outside, Reader’s Digest, The New York Times, Sierra Club, Playboy, Time-Life Books, and numerous others in this country and abroad.
He is the author/photographer of sixteen critically acclaimed books. His newest, Serengeti : The Eternal Beginning, received high praise from Jane Goodall, Richard Engel, Chief Foreign Correspondent for NBC News /eco-activist Ed Begley, Jr., and others.
Boyd is leading the battle to save the Serengeti ecosystem from a destructive commercial highway and other developments. He is founder and co-director of Serengeti Watch, a 501(c) 3 non-profit for preserving the Serengeti ecosystem. Norton has served on the Board of Trustees for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, devoted to saving the last mountain gorillas, and is currently on the Board of Directors of Baikal Watch, a part of David Brower’s Earth Island Institute, dedicated to preserving Lake Baikal and other wilderness areas of Siberia.
He is a founder of the Hells Canyon Preservation Council, Greater Sawtooth Preservation Council and the Idaho Environmental Council. In 1980 Norton received a special award from the Environmental Protection Agency, presented by Robert Redford, for his “important, exciting environmental photography and writing.” For the past two decades his environmental activism has become global in scope, including projects for eco-tourism development at Siberia’s Lake Baikal, nature reserves in the Russian Far East, in Tanzania, and in Peru.
Boyd’s list of books:
Boyd Norton’s Digital Outdoor Photography Handbook Voyageur Press
2010 Safari Journal Fulcrum Publishing, 2007
The Art of Outdoor Photography Voyageur Press, new revised edition, 2002
Baikal: Sacred Sea of Siberia with Peter Matthiessen; Introduction by Yevgeny Yevtushenko; Sierra Club, 1992
The African Elephant, Foreword by Richard Leakey; Voyageur Press, 1991
The Mountain Gorilla; Introduction by Betty White; Voyageur Press, 1990 Safari Journal; HakunaMatata Press (privately published, distributed in East Africa), 1990
Boyd Norton’s Photo Journal; Voyageur Press, 1990
Divided Twins: Alaska and Siberia with Yevgeny Yevtushenko; Viking/Penguin, 1988
Backroads of Colorado; First ed. Rand McNally, 1978; revised editions, Voyageur Press; 2002
Wilderness Photography; Reader’s Digest Press, 1977
Alaska: Wilderness Frontier; Foreword by Secretary of the Interior Cecil Andrus; Reader’s Digest Press, 1977
Rivers of the Rockies; Rand McNally, 1975
The Grand Tetons; Viking Press, 1974
Snake Wilderness; Foreword by Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall, Sierra Club, 1972.
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