Neil and I got a chance to take portraits of some amazing people on our July 2014 trip to Cameroon. On our first day in the Dja, I photographed this Bajwe woman and her baby in Kompia, Cameroon.
Pulitzer Prize Winner, MacArthur Genius, recipient of the National Medal of Science, professor of geography, evolutionary biology, physiology and anthropology, and speaker of 12 languages - there are few men like Dr. Jared Diamond. I took this photo after a fascinating interview with Dr. Diamond for Neil's and my upcoming film about speciation.
The son of a rancher stands in the Nebraska Sandhills on the Switzer Ranch. Ranching is a hard, but fulfilling way of life where kids start working early in their lives. Photographed on assignment for the WWF.
A rancher and member of the South Dakota Grassland Coalition poses for photo during our 2013 assignment for the World Wildlife Fund. Photographed in Pier, South Dakota.
Kihuka was another one of our Bakonjo porters. It took the efforts of almost 30 porters and guides – all Bakonjo – to support our 12-day exhibition. The grit of the Bakonjo consistently left us humbled; they carried twice as much weight as we did, yet moved twice as fast. But they couldn't have been more friendly, more professional, or more helpful. Find out more about this project at www.snowsofthenile.com
Robert was one of our Bakonjo porters during our expedition in the Rwenzori Mountains. The Bakonjo people were porters on the original 1906 expedition, led by the Duke of Abruzzi, and they are still the gatekeepers of the Rwenzori Mountains. No one knows the mountains as well as the Bakonjo do. Photographed in Uganda while working on Snows of the Nile.
Neil, with ice-covered beard and hair, just after summiting the Margherita Peak (16,762 ft) on Mt. Stanley. I took this photo on our expedition to document the dissapearing glaciers of Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains. To see the film, visit: www.snowsofthenile.com
Lyle, a 4th generation rancher and grassland conservationist looks out over his ranch near Laury, South Dakota. Photographed on assignment for the WWF.
The young Lakota man is the descendant of the land-owner where all the Indians were buried after the slaughter at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Photographed on assignment for WWF.
A Lakota teen dances his heart out at the Powwow, a gathering of Great Plains indigenous song and dance, in Rapid City, SD. Photographed on assignment foe WWF.
A ranching couple teaching their kids love and care for cows at Rock Hills Ranch near Lawry, South Dakota. Photographed on assignment for the WWF.
Lyle, a 4th generation rancher and grassland conservationist rides his horse at sunse near Laury, South Dakota. Photographed on assignment for the WWF.
A cowboy rides his horse dusk through the Northern Great Plains near Laury, South Dakota. Photographed on assignment for the WWF.
Eric, the superintendent of Badlands National Park stands in front of some amazing rock formations in the Northern Unit of Badlands National Park. Photographed on assignment for the WWF.
A lifetime of hard work shows in the hands of Bruce Switzer, who owns and operates Switzer Ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills. Switzer Ranch is a working cattle ranch, but it’s also the home of Calamus Outfitters, a successful outdoor recreation and ecotourism business. — in Burwell, NE. Photographed on assignment for the WWF.
Chewing a piece of grass while relaxing on the grasses of the sandhills, Bruce told us story after story of life on the ranch. — in Burwell, NE. On assignment with the WWF.
An Indian Wildlife Biologists drives through the mud on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Photographed on assignment for the WWF.
Brian, the president of the Lakota on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation, tells us about their plans to create the first-ever Tribal National Park. Photographed on assignment for the WWF.
Dr. Scott Pitnick: a biologist at the University of Syracuse who specializes in male-female coevolution. Pitnick has spent much his career focused on sperm evolution. Photographed in Pitnick's home office in Syracuse, NY after an interview for our film about speciation.
I photographed this boy on the remote island of Ulawa while working on our film about speciation in the Solomon Islands. As far as we know, we were first western scientists to sample the bird population on this island.
Lonsdale, a Solomon Islander from a remote village in the Makira Province, spear fishes in the shallows near Frigate Bird Island. Photographed in Solomon Islands while working on Islands of Creation: https://vimeo.com/74694051
Lonsdale, a Solomon Islander from a remote village in the Makira Province. Lonsdale plays an integral role in Dr. Al Uy's research on speciation in this archipelago. He helps Al with everything from finding birds and carrying gear, to playing ambasator with other local tribes. Photographed in Solomon Islands while working on Islands of Creation: https://vimeo.com/74694051