Endangered Species

PhotographerAmy Siqveland
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryMinneapolis, United States
Photo Date2016
Technical InfoDigital
Entry Description

Climate change is supposed to wipe out this endangered nocturnal Microcebus danfossi mouse lemur by continuing to shrink its already limited natural habitat space. Poaching, deforestation and moving human communities make the threat so severe that the species will supposedly be extinct by or before the year 2080.

About Photographer

I write and shoot photographs because I believe art can be one the most important mediums for exchanging dialogue and creating change. I am a former social worker and am passionate about human rights issues, environmental conservation and the empowerment of women and marginalized communities. I believe in using my pen and camera as grassroots tools to both honor hope and fight oppression in a nonviolent manner.