Stewart uses his interest in wildlife photography to promote an understanding of our impact on and our responsibility for maintaining the delicate balance of nature and the environment.
As a member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), Stewart adheres to their “Principles of Ethical Field Practices” and advocates for responsible wildlife photography.
Stewart’s Piping Plover photographs have been featured in NANPA’s Showcase 2020 Conservation Category. He is a recipient of Jet Blue’s “Share Your Good” award and has had photographs published by the Royal Society for the Preservation of Birds (RSPB) in York, UK; Duxbury Beach Reservation (DBR); Portsmouth, NH Tourism; Boston Winter Walk; Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary; Mass Audubon North River Sanctuary, and the North & South River Watershed.
Stewart is a graduate of Mass Audubon's Birders Certificate and, as of February 2022, was one of only 83 graduates out of 300 who completed the program
He spends his time volunteering with a number of local organizations:
Mass. Dept. of Wildlife: monitoring and photographing nesting Peregrine Falcons
Duxbury Beach Reservation: Photographing nesting Piping Plovers, Least Terns, water fowl and migrating birds for the past four years and drone photography to monitor coastal damage at at Duxbury Beach.
NECWA (New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance)
In 2020, at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Stewart donated 100% of his gross sales from photographs to various health and homeless shelters to to purchase PPE and to fund meals.
He remains a monthly supporter of:
Interview on the podcast of the Jimmy Tingle Show, a Humor for Humanity production, discussing South Africa and my work with the late Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. 01/26/2022
Presentations and Speaking Engagements
Address at the Episcopal Cathedral of Massachusetts: Celebrating the life and witness of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. 2/02/2022 Stewart's address is 1:16 into the recording.
NANPA - Photographing Piping Plovers At Duxbury Beach 9/22/2020 (NANPA members only access)