Douglas Main

Doug Main is a senior writer and editor for National Geographic, focusing on animals and wildlife. He reports and writes about everything from solar-powered sea slugs to the lion bone trade; he also edits and assigns stories.

His freelance work has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Scientific American, and elsewhere. In the course of reporting he has happened upon locust swarms in the Middle East, trailed jaguars in Arizona, and located new spider species in the Peruvian Amazon.

Main was formerly a writer at Newsweek, Popular Science, and LiveScience. An Illinois native, he has a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University and a Bachelor's from Washington University in St. Louis. He currently lives in Washington D.C.