For centuries, people have viewed swamps and wetlands as obstacles to avoid. But for photographer Mac Stone, who documents the stories of wildlife in Florida's Everglades, the swamp isn't a hindrance — it's a national treasure. Through his stunning photographs, Mac shines a new light on a neglected, ancient and important wilderness. His message: get out and experience it for yourself. "Just do it — put your feet in the water," he says. "The swamp will change you, I promise."
A conservation and wildlife photographer from Gainesville, Florida, Mac is helping to rewrite the negative narrative that is so commonly tied to the swamps and wetlands of America’s Everglades. A globally renowned photographer, he is a fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers and is the author of Everglades: America's Wetland.
Enjoy this 20-minute TED Talk at the University of Florida as Mac hopes to reintroduce these wetlands to the public and encourages us all to protect it through his breathtaking photography.