TJ Watt is an award-winning nature and conservation photographer from Victoria, British Columbia. Combining his passion for rainforest conservation with professional photography, TJ sheds light on BC’s endangered old-growth forests in an effort to help see them saved. A self-described 'big-tree hunter', he can often be found driving rough backroads and exploring remote regions of Vancouver Island in search of the last old-growth giants. TJ also a co-founder, campaigner, and photographer with the Ancient Forest Alliance, a non-profit organization that works to protect BC's old-growth forests and ensure a sustainable second-growth forest industry.
His images have helped bolster numerous environmental campaigns led by his own organization and others such as the Sierra Club of BC, Canopy, Wilderness Committee, and ForestEthics. They've also played a pivotal role in securing the protection of important areas such as the renowned Avatar Grove near Port Renfrew and Echo Lake on BC's Lower Mainland. From the country's biggest trees to its widest stumps, TJ's photos have been featured in museums, magazines, news stories, and art exhibits across Canada and around the world.
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