Our photographers are working professionals based in the United States that have careers in photographing wildlife, nature and/or conservation.
Suzi Eszterhas, founder of Girls Who Click, is an award-winning wildlife photographer best known for her work documenting newborn animals and family life in the wild. Her photographs have been published in over 100 magazine cover and feature stories in publications such as TIME, Smithsonian, BBC Wildlife, GEO, Popular Photography, Ranger Rick, and National Geographic Kids.
Karine Aigner’s life of travel and adventure uncover her fervor to tell the stories of life through the lens of a camera; her passion has become stories of animals, their relationships to humans, and their own world. She has worked with children all over the world, using the camera as a tool to teach awareness and conservation. In her spare time, she works with public school systems, trying to get kids with cameras into nature.
Kathy is a photographer, naturalist, and teacher. Her goal is to promote photography and the natural world through teaching. When people understand photography they can enjoy it for a lifetime. When people experience the natural world they will work to preserve it for future generations.
Melissa Farlow has worked extensively for National Geographic magazine in the American West for stories on public lands, environmental issues and wild horses. Primarily known for her personal approach when photographing people, Farlow documented diverse cultures and landscapes while in South America, Quebec, Alaska, the Alps, and the Okefenokee Swamp in over 20 National Geographic projects.
Amy Gulick is an acclaimed nature photographer and writer. Her images and stories have been featured in: Outdoor Photographer, National Wildlife, Audubon, Sierra, and other publications. Gulick is a founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, a Fellow with the International League of Conservation Writers, a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and a member of the North American Nature Photography Association.
Morgan Heim is a Senior Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers and a former board member of the North American Nature Photography Association. She loves helping wildlife…and people, and wants them to do a better job of living together. She does this by creating photographs and films that weave together the stories of wildlife and humans sharing our planet.
Jaymi Heimbuch has always had a profound interest in wildlife and the natural world. In her writing career, her continuous goal is to tell stories that engage readers, opening them up to new perspectives or inspiring them to act. She aspires to the same impact with her photography: to create images that trigger an emotional connection with viewers, and which spur us all to be stewards of nature.
Esther Horvath is a Fellow at International League of Conservation Photographers, iLCP. She is a documentary photographer based in New York City. She publishes at National Geographic, Audubon Magazine, Stern Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, New Yorker Magazine, Newsday among others and is photographer of Getty Images and represented by Redux Pictures New York.
Denise is a full time professional photographer, workshop leader, and artist living in New Jersey. She teaches extensively, presenting lectures, seminars and photographic instruction. Her workshops feature a variety of subjects including birds, flowers and landscapes.
Karen Kasmauski is a filmmaker, photographer, project manager and educator. During her two decades as a National Geographic photographer, Karen produced 25 major stories for the magazine. Karen is a senior fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. Her photographs have been exhibited at the United States Congress, the Centers for Disease Control, the National Academy of Sciences, Emory University and the National Geographic Society.
THE ART OF FILMMAKING stole Amy’s heart on a shoot in Yosemite in 2011. In 2013, after two decades editing publications such as National Parks and National Wildlife magazines, she decided to pursue film full time. That same year, she founded and co-directed the award-winning National Park Experience film series.
Yva was born in Poland and fell in love with nature photography at the age of 8, while watching grainy B/W documentary films of animals living in remote swamps of Eastern Poland. She has a Master’s degree in architecture and urban planning, and worked as a designer for the prestigious New York firm of Harrison and Abramovitz before she left the Manhattan.
Mary Ann’s been photographing wildlife and nature professionally since 1988, after her interest was ignited by taking a photo workshop run by her future husband, Joe. Since then, Mary’s been published in most American natural history magazines, including cover credits with calendars and Natural History magazine.
A photojournalist for more than 20 years, Joanna Pinneo has worked in more than 65 countries. Her photos have appeared in National Geographic, Life, the New York Times Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Time, GEO, Stern, and Mother Jones, among other publications.
With thirty years experience as a professional photographer, Lynda Richardson has traveled to Africa, Central and South America, Cuba, and throughout the United States on assignment. Her specialty is shooting endangered species, environmental issues, nature and wildlife.
For over 30 years, Brenda Tharp has been photographing the world around her, specializing in nature and cultural photography. She has traveled to Namibia, Botswana, Alaska, Cuba, Italy, Slovenia and throughout the USA in search of images that express the beauty of this planet and the wildlife/people that inhabit it.
Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic magazine photographer Ami Vitale has traveled to more than 90 countries, bearing witness not only to violence and conflict, but also to surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit. In 2009, after shooting a powerful story on the transport and release of one the world’s last white rhinos, Ami shifted her focus to today’s most compelling wildlife and environmental stories.
Michele Benoy-Westmorland is a professional photographer with a range of skills, including worldwide travel, lifestyle and underwater photography. Michele understands the need to tell a visual story, whether it covers exotic locations or the wonders of the natural world.