Follow four of National Geographic’s leading photographers as they explore and capture the world through their unique lens, sponsored by the all new BMW X3.
Anand Varma works to tell the story behind the science of everything from primate behavior and hummingbird biomechanics to amphibian disease and forest ecology. His groundbreaking photography has enabled him to portray complex science in original and compelling ways. In this episode, we go behind the lens with Varma as he attempts to capture the iconic shot of a honeybee emerging from a brood cell for the first time. This project marked a turning point in Varma’s career, allowing him to explore new frontiers to make the most macro of science, accessible to us all.
Pete Muller strives to create images and material that demand consideration for the lives of those depicted. His work focuses on culture and individuals and he aims to illustrate broader issues through individual stories. This January he is headed to Kempner, TX, where he’ll spend time with a family of three rodeo-riding brothers on their family ranch.
National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale has traveled to more than 90 countries, using photography as a tool for creating awareness and understanding across cultures. Based in Montana, she focuses on today’s most compelling wildlife and environmental stories, highlighting the interconnectedness of humans and nature. In this episode, Ami focuses her lens and insight on her home state.
Katie Orlinsky is a National Geographic photographer who has traveled around the world exploring everything from conflict and social issues to unique subcultures, wildlife and sports. Based in New York City, she takes us a short drive away from the bustling urban life to Rosemary Farms. At this horse sanctuary in upstate New York, she meets Nemo, a baby donkey with a prosthetic leg, and sets out to capture the touching story of his recovery.
Meet the Photographers
Katie OrlinkskyX CLOSEKatie Orlinksky
Katie Orlinsky is an award-winning photographer who is documenting the front lines of climate change and how it is transforming the relationship between people, animals and the land for mushing communities in Alaska. She is also known for capturing other unique cultural activities such as synchronized swimming and Lucha libre, Mexican professional wrestling.
Winner of the 2016 Paris Match Female Photo Journalist Of The Year Award
Pete MullerX CLOSEPete Muller
Pete Muller is a contributing National Geographic photographer and researcher based in Nairobi, Kenya. His work explores issues of conflict, masculinity and nationalism in post-colonial states. He strives to create images and material that demand emotional and intellectual consideration for the lives and experiences of those depicted.
2017 Photographer Of The Year (Pictures Of The Year International)
2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalist For National Geographic’s ‘Gender’ Issue
2015 World Press Photo Award (1st Prize)
Trevor FrostX CLOSETrevor Frost
Trevor is a photographer, filmmaker, and National Geographic Explorer. He recently completed a three year project on saltwater crocodiles in Australia. In addition to his photography, Trevor has worked as a host, cameraman, and producer on a number of television programs. He also produced and contributed principal cinematography to a documentary short that premiered at Mountain Film Festival in Telluride May 2017. Lastly Trevor is an Associate of Global Wildlife Conservation, a US based non profit, and is also an advisor to Focused on Nature, a fund in Geneva that supports conservation projects worldwide.
Anand VarmaX CLOSEAnand Varma
Anand Varma is a National Geographic photographer who uses innovative macro-photography and filmmaking techniques to visualize insects and birds in new ways, leading to scientific discoveries, and changing the way we see nature. In other words, he makes the invisible visible.
“I grew up exploring the streams and wooded lots near my childhood home in Atlanta, Georgia. As a teenager, I picked up my dad’s old camera on a whim and found that I could use it to feed my curiosity about the natural world—and to share my adventures and discoveries with others.”
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