Florian Schulz Wins The Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award

Wildlife photographer Florian Schulz is the 2012 recipient of the Ansel Adams Award, given by the Sierra Club to individuals who have made superlative use of still photography to further a conservation cause. The award will be presented in San Francisco Saturday, August 4, 2012.

Schulz was recognized for his decade-long use of wildlife and landscape photography to promote protection of wildlife corridors in North America. A native of Germany, Schulz spends up to ten months a year in the field photographing, filming, and recording wildlife, often accompanied by his wife, Emil Herrera-Schulz.

Schulz’s recent work includes the large-format photography book To The Arctic, published by Braided River. It is the official companion book to the IMAX® adventure documentary film of the same title, which was released nationwide in April 2012. The book was named an “Outstanding Book of the Year” and “Most Likely to Save the Planet” by the Independent Publisher Book Awards for 2012, selected from a field of more than 5,000 entries. To The Arctic also received a 2012 Gold Award as part of the Nautilus Book Awards, which recognize books promoting spiritual growth, conscious living and positive social change.