As someone recently made me aware of, before shutting down as Stephen Colbert left the show, the Colbert Report used one of my photos on their show! OK, it was just in a very tangential sense, with no direct mention of the photographer or anything, but still…cool to see something of yours pop up unexpectedly on a show like the Colbert Report!
The context was typical Colbert satirizing negative impacts of oil production in North Dakota on the habitat and wildlife. I had done work looking at the impacts of land use change and climate on bird populations in the U.S., and once the paper was published, it got some play in the press, including, evidently, on CBS This Morning. The Colbert Report used a clip from the CBS This Morning show that included my photo of a Baird’s Sparrow.
I often run across my photos at conferences and the like, as people just grab bird photos from the web when doing scientific presentations. I also run across them on occasion elsewhere, but it is still cool to see it on a venue like the Colbert Report.