Sebastian Kennerknecht

Sebastian Kennerknecht is a wildlife and conservation photographer who has over ten years experience visually covering wildlife both locally and internationally, focusing in particular on endangered species and wild cats. This includes having produced high quality photographs, time-lapses, videos, and web content which were featured in and by BBC Wildlife, National Geographic Kids, The Economist, Science, The Guardian, Defenders of Wildlife, Conservation International, Live Science, Sierra Magazine, and Bay Nature among others. Using highly customized digital SLR camera traps that Sebastian builds, in addition to conventional photographic techniques, and extensive natural history research, he covers the whole story about an animal while also working closely with in-the-field biologists. This often includes visually capturing the behavior and ecology of wildlife, showing the threats that they face as well as the conservation work being done to protect them. A comprehensive example of Sebastian’s multifaceted engagement with conservation is his Endangered Neighbors project, a solo exhibition highlighting eleven endangered California species that he proposed to and completed for the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History.

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