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On A 5 Year Photographic Journey Through America’s National Parks

What lies beyond the iconic features and famous landmarks of our National Parks? This is what America’s Wild Places wants to highlight, the hidden gems and natural wonders of the backcountry wilderness, waterways and wildlife that few visitors get to experience.

YEARS

national parks

amazing journey

Our Story Begins on October 26th, 2013 when Chris was involved in a hit and run accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Nature become his refuge, a place of healing. And photography, a form of therapy, through which he was able to communicate how he was experiencing the world around him.  

6 years later Chris and his partner Nathalie are on a mission to share the healing powers of nature, inspire adventure and promote conservation through visual storytelling.

 With a strong desire to create a campaign that connects, inspires and gives voice to those passionate about protecting our Wild Places – Protect Our Wild Places was born.

Perhaps the most ambitious aspect of this project is our art piece, 1 Million Reasons Why. When completed, this will not only be the largest collaborative piece of art ever created, but more importantly, it will serve as a visual petition to our Worlds Leaders about the importance of protecting our Wild Places.

The goal of this project is the curation of a fine art black and white photography exhibit and accompanying photography book. The book and exhibit will showcase one signature image from each of the National Parks. The proceeds from the sale of the book will be used to create an art therapy scholarship fund for TBI survivors. The funds raised from the sale of the limited edition fine art prints will go towards launching our non profit, Earth’s Wild Places. 

Our team

Christopher Baker

Creater & Co-Founder

Nathalie Claes

Co-Founder

Kate Wolfenden

Cupid

The Toyo

Our Home on Wheels

What Guides Us

Gratitude

Gratitude is the cornerstone of how we choose to live our lives. Our love for the earth activates us to defend, protect and celebrate our wild places.

Optimism

We believe in building bridges, not walls, and inviting everyone to take part in the conversation around conserving, protecting and celebrating our Wild Places.

Exploration

We desire to explore what lies beyond the iconic landmarks of our national parks, and to highlight the hidden gems and natural wonders of the backcountry wilderness, waterways and wildlife that few visitors get to experience.

Storytelling

We are committed to honoring the stories of wild places and wildlife through powerful and emotive visual imagery. Through story we unleash the human capacity for empathy that has the power to connect and spark action.

education

We endevour to use the media we create on our expedition to fuel conversations around the diverse environments and wildlife that make up our Wild Places, and the unique challenges they face. 

Conservation

We are driven by responding to the challenges of environmental degradation and climate change that our Wild Places are experiencing. We believe that by working together we can achieve unprecedented successes in conservation.

Help Us Protect America’s Wild Places!

From sharing our project with family and friends to sponsoring a park, there are many ways you can help us Protect America’s Wild Places. 

Starts at $1

Donate

starts at: $3

Join our patreon

Starts at $75

Purchase a signature print

starts at $1500

Sponsor a park

 

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