Sentient Planet
Sentient Planet
Sep 2, 2021
S2 An Icon for Our Sentient Planet with Mark Stoop
Play • 41 min

What a treat to introduce the Dutch nature photographer and our far-flung team member, Mark Stoop.

Mark lives in Singapore, where he works as a marketing director and indulges his passion for photographing the biodiverse animals who live around him. Birds and reptiles hold a special place in Mark's heart. Indeed, it was his beautiful photo of a curious Green Crested Lizard that drew us to him. The image has been viewed more than a million times, and that personable little lizard with the big attitude has grown into the icon of our Sentient Planet podcast!

In this lighthearted chat with Mark, you'll get a good idea of what it's like to live amongst tropical non-human animals, including monkeys, cobras and wild boar. And if you're a photography buff, you might glean something helpful from Mark's astute tips.

Calls to Action:

  • You can support Mark and other photographers from around the world on Unsplash, a platform that promotes their beautiful imagery for free.
  • One of Mark's favorite animal advocacy organizations is the trailblazing Jane Goodall Institute.

Intro music: "The Spaces Between" by Scott Buckley.

Interstitial music: "Nightscape" by Stellardrone.

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