New Book: Co-Exist

Reticulated giraffe at Sarara Camp

I am excited to announce my first ever edition of a special book this week with some of my most favorite images! Hurry because there are only 150 copies of Co-Exist, curated by the amazing Sara Terry. All the profits will go to Conservation International to support the work they are doing in Northern Kenya. This is a small, [ … ]

Read More Print Marketplace promotion

I am excited to be part of the launch of, a new marketplace of photography, to offer prints of many of my favorite images. offers high-qualty printing and beautiful framing options. The profit from sales of these prints will be going back into the communities I’m working in and to help fund my efforts to tell their [ … ]

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Pandamania Part II

Zhang Hemin papa panda

Incredible news for one of conservation’s greatest ambassadors. As of September 4th, the giant panda is no longer on the endangered species list.  It’s a testament, in part, to the incredible team I had the honor of documenting.  It’s no easy task raising captive born pandas and releasing them into the wild.  Scientists and conservationists have had to crack the code for breeding pandas and create habitat and space for [ … ]

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Why Photos Should Be ‘So Much More Than Beautiful’

children at refugee camp india

I was honored to speak to National Geographic’s Through the Lens blog about my work.

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Interview with How to Do Everything

panda keeper health check

NPR’s How to Do Everything podcast wondered how to get close to a panda after they saw my National Geographic story and I chatted with them about the surprising answer: panda suits!

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Interview with The Creators Project

panda keepers tracking

After my National Geographic cover story appeared in August, many were fascinated by the panda suits! I talked with The Creators Project, part of Vice, about what it takes to get candid shots of these elusive animals.

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Tracker Dogs Are an Elephant’s Best Friend

tracker dog

There is no better way to celebrate World Elephant Day than at Loisaba Conservancy with The Nature Conservancy in Africa. Learn about the variety of ways TNC is working with local communities to protect elephants and their vital ecosystems in National Geographic’s A Voice for Elephants.

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Pandas Gone Wild

Rewilding Pandas in China feature

I am excited to share our panda story, now on newsstands in the August issue of National Geographic Magazine. Tremendous gratitude to the incredible team in China working to protect these magical bears and to my colleagues at National Geographic for giving me the opportunity to share this incredible story. This journey turned out to be [ … ]

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I spoke recently to The Weekly Wrap, the audio home of National Geographic’s Your Shot blog, about my panda story, which will be published in National Geographic Magazine in August. I talked about the origins of this story in 2013, how I pitched it to National Geographic, what the shooting process was like, and what I found in China that surprised me.

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Better Photography: It’s NOT about the Image


Check out the latest Better Photography. “Photography is not about the camera. It’s not even about the beautiful images we create. It is about telling powerful stories. Photography is a tool for creating awareness and understanding across cultures, communities, and countries; a tool to make sense of our commonalities in the world we share. And I believe the way to find common ground [ … ]

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