Environmental and Nature Photography

Maximilian Hirschfeld

Conservation Projects

Shark Conservation in the Galapagos Islands

In order to achieve the conservation of blacktip sharks and their habitats, this project aims at gaining novel information about the movement behavior of shark pups on San Cristóbal Island, Galapagos. With the support and involvement of the local community we used ultrasonic telemetry to track the sharks' movements and reveal scientific information which is crucial to the management and conservation of the sharks' reproductive areas in the Galapagos archipelago.

This project was funded by (click link for more information about the project):

The Rufford Small Grant Foundation


the Project Aware Foundation

Photographic Contributions

Images contributed to the Marine Photobank (featured on NatGeo Daily News) are intended to educate the general public about marine conservation and ocean conservation issues through providing a database of high quality ocean imagery for media and educational use.