Neil Osborne: Conservation Photographer, Canada

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Neil Osborne has been with kiss-of-light since it's very conception.

He blends his backgrounds in conservation biology and visual communication with the intent to document stories about conservation efforts that preserve animal diversity, environmental habitats, and anthropologic culture. With an interest in bridging the gap between science and the public’s understanding of the field, photography and multimedia platforms became conduits for Neil’s personal expression and the documentation of conservation issues seen through his scientific eye.

Prior to becoming a freelance photographer, Neil spent two years based in Santa Cruz, California, working alongside world-renowned National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting while assisting in projects that seek to explain the variation of our planet and the need to protect the environment and endangered species.

Neil is the principal photographer and a media consultant for The SEE Project. A multi-discplinary documentary project that is producing an exhibition to advocate and educate people about sea turtle conservation across the globe. His partner in this project is the Washington based Ocean Conservancy.

He maintains studios in his native town of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and in the San Francisco Bay area in California, USA, while researching and preparing for assignments or continuing the post-production work on completed projects.

Neil’s role in the kiss-of-light network involves workshop instruction based at the Namibia headquarters and in the field. His expertise in conservation photography, digital equipment and workflow are valuable assets he shares with participants. He naturally is the primary contact person for Canadian photographers, amateurs and professionals alike, wishing to visit Namibia.

Neil is also available for assignments and can be contacted at: or

Neil's external web site -- check it out for his recent National Geographic award in December 2007!

Neil's newest project.

Neil Osborne

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