Thanks to growing interest in virtual reality, and apps like Google StreetView user-generated 360-degree photos are growing in popularity. And not just for the tech-saavy - but for biologists wanting to tell a better story about the systems they work in. Imagine showing a room full of conference delegates what it's like to stand in the middle of your field site on a remote island in the middle of the Pacific! Even more compelling, is the potential these images may hold for conservationists. With a simple virtual reality headsets like Google Cardboard it is now possible to immerse decision-makers and donors into 360-degree photo that could help to inspire and motivate.
Tambourine Mountain National Park, Queensland, Australia. This is the oldest National Park in Queensland, established in 1908.
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada. The islet to the north is a property managed by the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Iluka Nature Reserve in New South Wales, Australia is part of the Gondwana Rainforests World Heritage Area - the most extensive strip of diverse rainforest anywhere on Earth. Iluka is also significant as it has the largest remaining stand of littoral 'by the sea' rainforest in New South Wales and over 180 unique species of plants. More information here.