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.
She works with her husband John Eastcott, and together they are internationally published photographers of nature. Their photographic essays have appeared in National Geographic, Audubon, Smithsonian, Nature Conservancy, GEO France, Spain and Russia, BBC Wildlife, Stern, Focus, the Observer, Nature’s Best, Wildlife Conservation, Equinox, Sierra, and Nature Canada. Their images were published by Life, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Natural History, Geo Germany, Travel and Leisure, The Sophisticated Traveler, Illustre, Panorama, Elle, Airone, Gente Viaggi, BBC World, Outdoor Photographer, Camera 35, Modern Photography, The Geographic Magazine, Nature Canada, Harry Abrams, Chanticleer Press, Grolier and Reader’s Digest Books. They have also published six books.
Among other honors, Yva and John received four awards at the National Press Photographers Association Pictures of the Year and five awards at the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year international competition, as well as awards in Nature’s Best and National Wildlife magazine competitions.
You can learn more about their work on their website.