Back The Wild was created with the purpose of empowering landscape photographers to help protect the beautiful places they capture in their images. Every photograph you see on this website has been contributed by a photographer who will see no profit from its sale. Instead, the proceeds of each print sale will go directly to support protection of public lands and combat climate change.
Nearly every landscape photograph published on instagram is taken on public land (national parks, national forests, wilderness areas, etc), which many people take for granted. Keeping wilderness areas protected and keeping public land in the hands of the people are among the key objectives of Back The Wild. The NRDC, a beneficiary of Back The Wild, is an organization that promotes exactly this. Read more about NRDC below in the "Our Beneficiaries" section.
Landscape photographers are also starting to recognize the need to combat climate change. As inhabitants of this planet it is in our best interest to preserve its beauty and reverse the decades of damage we have already caused. Protect Our Winters, a beneficiary of Back The Wild, is a group focused on mobilizing outdoor athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to rally in support of legislation that combats climate change. Read more about POW below in the "Our Beneficiaries" section.
As a visitor to this site, you have the opportunity to support either of these causes by purchasing photography prints and digital images. Please take a look at these beautiful images and consider supporting these worthy causes!
Back The Wild was founded in 2019 by Grady Lynch
The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. NRDC combines the power of more than three million members and online activists with the expertise of some 600 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.
Protect Our Winters (POW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Founded by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones in 2007, POW turns passionate outdoor people into effective climate advocates. POW leads a community of athletes, thought pioneers and forward-thinking business leaders to affect systemic solutions to climate change.
Nature First promotes the protection and preservation of the world's natural and wild places through inspiring, educating, and uniting everyone making photographs and videos in nature; empowering them to be ambassadors of the natural world.
As a Nature First Silver Partner, Back The Wild is committed to adoption of the Nature First Principles as well as the Responsible Nature Photography Standard, which requires ensuring that every image displayed on our site complies with stringent environmental impact criteria.
Nature First recently published an article on Back The Wild and our partnership, which can be found here.
Are you a landscape photographer who is interested in contributing images to Back The Wild? Please visit our Become a Contributor page or reach out to us on Instagram! We are planning to feature 12 photographers throughout 2021 with a "Featured Photographer of the Month". This program will serve as an incremental step to expand Back The Wild to involve additional conservation-minded landscape photographers and leverage their networks to spread the word about the Back The Wild project.
If you have any questions about Back The Wild or our contributor program, suggestions about how we could improve our reach, or just want to say what's up, please feel free to contact us!