KEEN Europe Ambassador Jasper Doest left for Texas as part of the Images for Conservation Fund Pro Tour. Here’s an except from Jasper about his experience on the trip.
“Two weeks ago I left the snow behind in the Netherlands and switched my KEEN Alaska Boots on for a pair of KEEN Siskiyou mid WP and a pair of rattlesnake boots (not made of rattlesnakes, but to protect against rattlesnake bites!). With thorns on every bush and rattlesnakes around every corner I was wearing my boots most of the time. However, the Siskiyou mid WP’s gave a very nice twist to the Texas cowboy style…and were preferred also by some of the wildlife on the ranch (I even had a woodpecker landing on them, hope to bring back some images from that next time I’m there). Deer rut turned out to be amazing. Deer as far as the eye can see is just an understatement. I’m already looking forward revisiting this place next year and enjoy nature as nature’s supposed to be! I ended up top-5 in both Pro-Tours…but that doesn’t really matter here. If one of the photographers was able to open the eyes of the ranchowners or the public and change the way of wildlife management on the ranch from a destructive to a conservative one, we succeeded. Nature won!”
Jasper Doest.” - Jasper Doest, KEEN Europe Ambassador
The Images for Conservation Fund (ICF) is a a nonprofit organization, who creates sustainable development of rural economies through the establishment and prosperity of the Private Lands Nature Photo Tourism Industry. Nature Photography has the unique ability to preserve habitat permanently by making it profitable.