Three photographers we profiled in June – all have prolific careers with National Geographic and independent projects – are linked in this portal for a good read. What drives their creativity? Their passion for nature, discovery, and sharing their vision: it’s vital to protect species from extinction and keep “the wild” in our oceans, wilderness, deserts and savannas.
Brian Skerry is a fearless underwater photographer who swims with just about everything that moves in our oceans –sharks, 60-ton whales the size of a school bus, dolphins, and penguins. While you’re reading, check out his new exhibition and book. He’s passionate about saving sharks!
Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark mission – portraits of over 12,000 captive species in zoos and nature reserves worldwide – asks us to do more than look at extinction in the making. His mantra: together, we can do something! Learn about Joel’s summer 2017 exhibitions, his newest book, and a 3-part PBS TV series in July and August.
Frans Lanting’s 40-year career spans every continent and untold species he has captured, often up close and personal. His philosophy: “The perfection I seek in my photographic compositions is a means to show the strength and dignity of animals in nature.” His lyrical interpretation of life on Earth from the Big Bang to today —a 7- year odyssey — continues to inspire.