Photography allows us to raise awareness of important topics and make a difference through our shared images and video. A terrific example is the conservation work of Beverly and Dereck Joubert who have dedicated their careers to protecting big cats and their habitat. In the video below, they describe the trials and tribulations involved with capturing some rare behavior and powerful footage.
Don't fret if your frequent flyer miles won't get you all the way to Africa right now. Perhaps there is a story in your hometown just waiting to be told. As Elliot Erwitt said, "To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place"