Boyd Norton is a photographer and author of 18 books. His last book, Serengeti : The Eternal Beginning, received high praise from Jane Goodall, Richard Engel, Chief Foreign Correspondent for NBC News, actor/eco-activist Ed Begley, Jr., and many others.
His newest book is entitled Conservation Photography Handbook: The Art of Saving Our Planet One Photograph at a Time 2nd Edition, released in May 2020.
Boyd is leading the battle to save the Serengeti ecosystem from a destructive commercial highway and other developments. He founded and is co-director of Serengeti Watch, a tax deductible non-profit dedicated to preserving the Serengeti ecosystem.
Boyd has been published in most major magazines in this country and abroad, including Time, National Geographic, Smithsonian, The New York Times, Natural History, Audubon, Popular Photography, Geo, Outdoor Photographer, Conde Nast's Traveler, Travel & Leisure, Outside, Sierra, Vogue, Playboy, Money, and numerous others.
Boyd has served on the Board of Trustees for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, devoted to saving the last mountain gorillas. He is currently a director of Baikal Watch, dedicated to preserving Lake Baikal and other wilderness areas in Siberia.
He has testified before numerous U.S. Senate and House hearings on behalf of wilderness and park preservation legislation.
In addition, Boyd played a key role in establishment of the Jedediah Smith Wilderness Area adjacent to Grand Teton National Park, the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Wilderness, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, the Frank Church/River of No Return Wilderness Area (all in Idaho), the newest national parks in Alaska, and in the designation of Siberia's Lake Baikal as a World Heritage Site.
Boyd has been recognized for his efforts to promote conservation in numerous ways:
He was selected as the recipient of the Sierra Club's 2015 Ansel Adams Award.
Robert Redford presented him an award, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, for his "important, exciting environmental photography and writing."
He was an invited speaker at the 8th World Wilderness Congress in Anchorage, Alaska in October, 2005.
He is a charter member and Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (www.ilcp.com)
He is a founder and Fellow of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) www.nanpa.org and has served on the Board of Directors.
He was featured in an Emmy-nominated television documentary.
He was an invited speaker and panelist at the 9th World Wilderness Congress in Merida, Mexico in November 2009. (www.wild9.org) which drew 2000 delegates from 50 different countries.
He was an invited speaker at the 10th World Wilderness Congress held in Salamanca Spain in 2013.
In their Christmas issue of 2010 Outdoor Photography Magazine (UK) selected Boyd as "One of the 40 most influential nature photographers from around the globe" along with a number of other iLCP Fellows.
Boyd proudly celebrates 50 years of publishing his photos, articles and books.