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About pbertner

Studied cell biology and genetics at UBC in Canada with a focus in microbiology. However, have gravitated more recently towards ecology and biodiversity. Have traveled the rainforests of Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, DRC, Ecuador, Guyana, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Panama, Philippines, Rwanda, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam with plans to visit many more.

How to write a wrong

Due to the recent publicity surrounding Marcio Cabral’s disqualified WPOTY entry, and questions I’ve received asking, “How can I make a difference?”, I’ve decided to share an exchange I had with the Wildlife photographer of the year contest. I think … Continue reading

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The forest for the trees, and the trees for the tractors

“Climate change, habitat loss, poaching these are the important issues, so why do you choose to focus on these small-scale ethical breaches and turn on fellow photographers? Cant’ you see the good they’re doing? Do you want to be responsible … Continue reading

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The Psychology of abuse in wildlife photography – Part I –

“The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost”, G. K. Chesterton once wrote, and yet, nowhere has that thought been more misplaced, than in the lost and found of Conservation photography. We have accessorized, promoted, shared … Continue reading

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Protected: The Con- in Conservation

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Once Upon an Odour

Once upon a time, the stink bug had no stink. It was simpler time, but the times were changing, and gradually they fell prey to the wolves of the rainforest; the owlflies, and wasps, spiders and centipedes. These bugs, they … Continue reading

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Le Petit Biologiste – Part I

Le Petit Biologiste The Little Biologist When I was six years old, I once saw a wonderful drawing in a book. It was book on the Amazon called “Lives lived”. It showed, amongst the rainforest leaves, sultry and green, an … Continue reading

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Maligned – A cockroach by any other name…

– “All I’m offering is the truth, nothing more. You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe, whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and … Continue reading

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