Project Founder

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Clay Bolt is a Natural History and Conservation Photographer specializing in macro and close-up photography of Southern Appalachian biodiversity, with an emphasis on invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians. His images and projects are regularly featured by organizations and publications such as National Geographic, The Nature Conservancy, Scientific American, OutdoorPhotographer, Audubon Magazine, BBC Wildlife and many others. He is an Associate Fellow of theInternational League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP).

In 2009, Clay co-founded the international nature photography project “Meet Your Neighbours” which has grown to include dozens of photographers representing over 40 locations around the world. The mission at MYN is to reconnect people with the wildlife that lives within their own communities. In 2012, in partnership with TheHighlands Biological Foundation, he co-founded Backyard Naturalists, whose mission is to inspire an appreciation of the natural world in children through science, art and technology.

Clay is passionate about spreading the message that a connection to nature begins at home and is always seeking out new ways to promote this concept through his photography, writing, presentations and community involvement. For the past decade Clay has regularly partnered with organizations to develop imagery that can be used to support conservation. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the North American Nature Photography Association.

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