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Speakers Bureau

Wildlife & Conservation Speakers

Photo: Lion

Photograph by Beverly Joubert

Meet the conservationists who work to protect our world’s critical habitat and biodiversity.

  • Photo: Casey Anderson
    Casey Anderson

    The host of the new Nat Geo WILD series America the Wild, Casey Anderson offers an exiting and personal account of life with wild animals including his best pal Brutus, a nine-year-old grizzly.

  • Photo: Brady Barr
    Brady Barr

    Through tales of his extensive work with alligators, snakes, and other reptiles, Barr shares his passion for science and firsthand observations of a planet in peril.

  • Photo: David Doubilet
    David Doubilet

    Having shot nearly 70 stories for National Geographic, Doubilet swims alone. He has introduced a generation to the wonder of the world’s oceans.

  • Photo: Michael Fay
    Michael Fay

    As a follow-up to his 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) walk across the heart of Africa, Fay recently completed eight months in the air. He flew over 60,000 miles (97,000 kilometers) in a specially designed Cessna that captured a high-resolution aerial image every 20 seconds for his sweeping Megaflyover project.

  • Photo: Lions
    Beverly & Dereck Joubert

    Wild Africa would be in far greater peril if not for the tireless efforts of the Jouberts, who have devoted more than 25 years to documenting its majestic wildlife in a race to save countless species—especially lions—from extinction and to help man and beast coexist in greater harmony.

  • Photo: Mattias Klum
    Mattias Klum

    Specializing in portraying and interpreting threatened environments, species, and cultures, Mattias Klum is one of the most important natural history photographers of our time.

  • Photo: Tim Laman
    Tim Laman

    Tim Laman has earned a reputation for capturing images of nearly impossible subjects—from animals that glide through rain forest canopies to some of the most rare and extraordinary birds in the world.

  • Photo: Frans Lanting
    Frans Lanting and Chris Eckstrom

    Best known for his intimate portraits of animals, Lanting is committed to making a difference through his photographs. His recent work documents environmental hot spots.

  • Photo: Mireya Mayor
    Mireya Mayor

    Fulbright Scholar Mayor was nominated for two Emmy Awards for her work as lead correspondent on National Geographic’s Ultimate Explorer TV series. Mayor can now be seen as a featured host on the new Nat Geo Wild network.

  • Photo: Mark Moffett
    Mark Moffett

    E.O. Wilson’s protégé and recent Lowell Thomas award-winner is brilliant, quirky, and arguably one of the top insect specialists working today.

  • Photo: Michael Nichols
    Michael “Nick” Nichols

    Unadulterated jungle, ferocious tigers, threatened gorillas, and surfing hippos. These are the things that get Nichols up in the morning. His recent book, The Last Place on Earth , documents his more than two decades of work in Africa.

  • Photo: Paul Nicklen
    Paul Nicklen

    Growing up in a small Inuit community, Nicklen spent his early years hunting and traveling on land. He quickly developed exceptional field skills and a keen interest in observing wildlife. Now he’s one of the top photographers specializing in the Arctic and its inhabitants.

  • Photo: Enric Sala
    Enric Sala

    National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enric Sala has dedicated his career to understanding and finding ways to mitigate human impacts on marine life. Now, he is racing to save the last pristine marine ecosystems around the world before it is too late.

  • Photo: Joel Sartore
    Joel Sartore

    Blending a self-deprecating, wry sense of humor with an enthusiasm for his work and a passion for nature, photographer Joel Sartore shares his adventures in the field with National Geographic.

  • Photo: Brian Skerry
    Brian Skerry

    As one of the leading underwater photographers, Skerry has covered a wide range of stories for National Geographic, documenting the harp seal’s struggle to survive in frozen waters, the alarming decrease in the world’s fisheries, the planet’s last remaining pristine coral reefs, the plight of the right whale, threatened sharks in the Bahamas, and squids. He has emerged as a leading voice for marine conservation.

  • Photo: Maria Stenzel
    Maria Stenzel

    Celebrated for her ability to bring the topic of climate change out of the boardroom and into the living room, Stenzel goes beyond facts and figures to uncover the stories that are emerging as Antarctica, long considered a bellwether, warms and shrinks before us.

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Sam Abell
   Photographer Photo of Sam Abell
William Albert Allard
   Photographer, Writer Photo of William Albert Allard
Casey Anderson
   Naturalist, TV Host Photo of Casey Anderson
Peter Athans
   Mountaineer, Filmmaker Photo of Peter Athans
Robert Ballard
   Underwater Explorer Photo of Robert Ballard
Brady Barr
   Reptile Expert, TV Host Photo of Brady Barr
Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith
   Photographers, Writers Photo of Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith
Keith Bellows
   Editor in Chief, National Geographic Traveler Photo of Keith Bellows
Melina Bellows
   Publisher, Editor Photo of Melina Bellows
Don Belt
   Former Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, National Geographic Photo of Don Belt
Lee Berger
   Paleoanthropologist Photo of Lee Berger
Joel K. Bourne Jr.
   Contributing Writer Photo of Joel K. Bourne Jr.
Kobie Boykins
   NASA Engineer Photo of Kobie Boykins
John Bredar
   Senior Executive Producer, National Geographic Specials Photo of John Bredar
Kenny Broad
   Cave Diver, Environmental Anthropologist Photo of Kenny Broad
Dan Buettner
   Author, Explorer Photo of Dan Buettner
Andy B. Casagrande
   National Geographic Cameraman Photo of Andy B. Casagrande
Barry Clifford
   Underwater Explorer Photo of Barry Clifford
Jodi Cobb
   Photographer Photo of Jodi Cobb
Michael Davie
   Filmmaker Photo of Michael Davie
Wade Davis
   Cultural Anthropologist, Author Photo of Wade Davis
Dennis Dimick
   Executive Editor, National Geographic Magazine Photo of Dennis Dimick
David Doubilet
   Underwater Photographer Photo of David Doubilet
Sylvia Earle
   Marine Biologist Photo of Sylvia Earle
Frans Lanting and Chris Eckstrom
   Photographers, Filmmakers, Writers Photo of Frans Lanting and Chris Eckstrom
Andrew Evans
   Travel Journalist Photo of Andrew Evans
Michael Fay
   Conservationist, Biologist Photo of Michael Fay
Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher
   Photographers, Writers Photo of Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher
John Francis
   Planetwalker, Conservationist Photo of John Francis
Jerry Glover
   Agricultural Ecologist Photo of Jerry Glover
Annie Griffiths
   Photographer Photo of Annie Griffiths
Kevin Hand
   Planetary Scientist and Astrobiologist Photo of Kevin Hand
Zahi Hawass
   Archaeologist Photo of Zahi Hawass
Fred Hiebert
   Archaeologist Photo of Fred Hiebert
Peter Hillary
   Mountaineer, Author Photo of Peter Hillary
Nizar Ibrahim
   Paleontologist Photo of Nizar Ibrahim
Donald Johanson
   Paleoanthropologist Photo of Donald Johanson
Beverly & Dereck Joubert
   Photographers, Filmmakers, Naturalists Photo of Beverly & Dereck Joubert
Karen Kasmauski
   Photographer Photo of Karen Kasmauski
Mattias Klum
   Photographer, Filmmaker, Conservationist Photo of Mattias Klum
Emory Kristof
   Photographer Photo of Emory Kristof
Tim Laman
   Field Biologist, Wildlife Photojournalist Photo of Tim Laman
Chris Eckstrom and Frans Lanting
   Photographers, Filmmakers, Writers Photo of Chris Eckstrom and Frans Lanting
Albert Yu-Min Lin
   Research Scientist and Engineer Photo of Albert Yu-Min Lin
Greg Marshall
   Biologist, Inventor, Filmmaker Photo of Greg Marshall
Boyd Matson
   Journalist, Adventurer Photo of Boyd Matson
Mireya Mayor
   Primatologist Photo of Mireya Mayor
Steve McCurry
   Photographer Photo of Steve McCurry
Kim McKay
   Environmentalist, Author Photo of Kim McKay
Mark Moffett
   Ecologist, Photographer Photo of Mark Moffett
Nalini Nadkarni
   Forest Ecologist Photo of Nalini Nadkarni
Cathy Newman
   National Geographic Senior Writer, Author Photo of Cathy Newman
Michael "Nick" Nichols
   Photographer, Conservationist Photo of Michael "Nick" Nichols
Paul Nicklen
   Photographer, Biologist Photo of Paul Nicklen
Børge Ousland
   Polar Explorer Photo of Børge Ousland
Bob Poole
   National Geographic Cameraman Photo of Bob Poole
Victoria Pope
   Deputy Editor, National Geographic Magazine Photo of Victoria Pope
Chad Pregracke
   Environmentalist Photo of Chad Pregracke
Reza
   Photojournalist and Humanitarian Photo of  Reza
Jim Richardson
   Photographer Photo of Jim Richardson
Enric Sala
   Marine Ecologist Photo of Enric Sala
Joel Sartore
   Photographer, National Geographic Fellow Photo of Joel Sartore
Barton Seaver
   Chef, Conservationist Photo of Barton Seaver
Paul Sereno
   Paleontologist Photo of Paul Sereno
Brian Skerry
   Underwater Photographer Photo of Brian Skerry
Bryan Smith
   Adventure Filmmaker Photo of Bryan Smith
Will Steger
   Polar Explorer Photo of Will Steger
Maria Stenzel
   Photographer Photo of Maria Stenzel
Ed Viesturs
   Mountaineer Photo of Ed Viesturs
Spencer Wells
   Population Geneticist Photo of Spencer Wells
Rory Wilson
   Aquatic Biologist Photo of Rory Wilson
Andrew Zolli
   Futurist Photo of Andrew Zolli

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    One of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, Griffiths has photographed in more than a hundred countries during her illustrious career.

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  • Donald Johanson
    Photo: Donald Johanson

    An accomplished scholar of human origins and the discoverer of the “Lucy” skeleton.

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