Connie Bransilver has been a professional conservation photographer, writer, and now filmmaker for 25 years. As a Duke University grad, she allied herself with Duke Primate Center field work in Madagascar, earning a reputation for co-discovering a new sub-species of lemur, documenting field studies under National Geographic grants, and collaborating on Wild Chronicles television segments about the Sadabe lemur. She worked with top chimpanzee researchers in Uganda, Ivory Coast and Tanzania and with World Wildlife Fund, African Wildlife Federation and others throughout Africa.
For15 years assignments for Wildlife Conservation Society-Indonesia, then USAID aerial surveys, the Sumatra Tiger Team (camera traps), Balikpapan Orangutan Society, Wild Foundation (bush meat trade), UNESCO-Asia (World Heritage Sites), have focused her work in Asia.
Though she has photographed on all seven continents, and lectures widely on conservation, she is now raising awareness of a highly threatened sub-tropical ecosystem, the American Everglades. In the past ten years she has produced two books on Florida: Floridas Unsung Wilderness: The Swamps, and Wild Love Affair: Essence of Floridas Native Orchids.
She is currently working to develop Guardians of the Everglades , a multimedia exhibition, documentary and book based on art, conservation and activism with the goal of educating, inspiring, honoring leadership and presenting evocative images and tactile encounters with the emotional draw of the Everglades.
She is a Founding Fellow of iLCP, the International League of Conservation Photographers; former President of NANPA; and a Fellow in the International Explorers Club (FN96).