'Time spent in the wild reveals many stories, unravels many secrets, and like the first artists who drew bison and mammoths on cave walls, the nature photographer continues as a scribe and brings to light the joy and beauty of biodiversity and the painful recognition that our planet, its creatures and its wild untamed realms are fragile and constantly under siege.' Quote: Bruce Colin
Bruce Colin is an award winning nature photographer whose images and articles have appeared in calendars, textbooks, and publications such as Birders' World, Outdoor and Travel Photographer, and Nature Photographer Magazine.
He has taught art, science and special education in the New York City and Westchester County School Systems, and has given natural science presentations, photo exhibits and photography workshops for The American Museum of Natural History, the Natural Resource Defense Council, Shoals Marine Lab (in affiliation with Cornell and University of New Hampshire, NANPA WildLife Photography Conference, Arts for a Better World: Lectures and Exhibit, Graymoor Spiritual Life Center, and various art galleries including the Westbeth Gallery, schools, and camera clubs throughout New York City and Westchester County .
In 1990 he received an Earthwatch Educational Grant (sponsored by the New York Times Foundation) to work with and photograph wildlife biologists saving Bald Eagles in Michigan's Huron Manistee National Forest. He also received the Regional Director’s Award (sponsored by the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service) for his volunteer photographic work in the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Key National Wildlife Refuges.
In 2011, he entered the One life International photograph competition. The Editorial Committee chose one of his images to be featured in their upcoming publication, One Life Photos.
Bruce has photographed in the Canadian Maritimes, Alaska and the Pribilof Islands (fur seals and pelagic birds), the Southeast (wetlands) including Everglades National Park, the Southwest, Grand Canyon, In Africa: Chobe National Park, Botswana, Zimbabwe. He has traveled and photographed throughout the Wildlife Parks of India including Binsar, Khana, Bandhavgarh, Corbett ,and Ranthambore .
In April, 2009, Bruce was offered a chance to return to India to the mountain village of Kausani, (located in the state of Uttaranchal), to work in a school providing counseling and educational services to a community of single mothers and their children Under the leadership of Educators and Founders, Anand and Prema Behen Joshi, Bruce became a part of the Chandra Project whereby he helped establish an arts therapy program and taught hands on science classes for the mothers and their children.
He documented the entire experience with stills and video and uses these images to tell Chandra’s story and to help raise funds for the educational project. He returned to Kausani in (April 2010) to continue his ongoing work with the project.
Bruce also traveled to Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa to participate in the African Impact, St. Lucia Project. Here he was involved in several Community Educational Projects working at a Day Care Center/Orphanage as well as participating in a Wildlife Photography and Conservation Project.
In 2011 Bruce returned to Africa to work on a Lion Conservation Program through African Impact and ALERT in Zimbabwe and volunteered once again in India (April 2012). He rounded off the year with a photo trip to Etosha National Park in Namibia.