This MacArthur Fellow won the Pulitzer Prize along with a team of New York Times journalists for their coverage of the war in Afghanistan in 2009.
Paleoanthropologist Lee R. Berger has unearthed what are arguably the most important human ancestral discoveries in the last half century, including the fossils of two new species of human relatives.
Author and Explorer
Dan Buettner traveled the world to unravel the secrets to longevity and wellness. He published his results in Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from People who have Lived the Longest.
One of the first female staff photographers at National Geographic, Cobb found that being a woman in what was largely still a man's field had its advantages.
Anthropologist and Author
Davis' work as an anthropologist and botanical explorer has taken him from the forests of the Amazon to the mountains of Tibet.
Travel Journalist and TV Host
As National Geographic's first Digital Nomad, Evans explores the world, driven by his own curiosity and without the aid of a map or agenda. The results will have you packing in no time.
After witnessing a devastating oil spill in San Francisco Bay in the 1970s, Francis set out on a walk across America and took a vow of silence that would last 17 years.
Celebrated for emphasizing the things that unite rather than divide us, Griffiths has traveled to more than 100 countries, telling the stories of us.
Guttenfelder worked for 20 years as a photojournalist for the Associated Press based in Nairobi, Abidjan, New Delhi, Jerusalem, and Tokyo, covering geopolitical news in more than 75 countries around the world.
Hiebert, a National Geographic archaeology fellow, played a vital role in excavating ancient treasures once thought lost in the chaos of Afghanistan’s modern wars and invasions.
Author & Historian
Humanities scholar, historian, best-selling author, and award-winning filmmaker Jean-Pierre Isbouts has devoted his work to biblical archaeology, Renaissance Florence, and 19th century Europe. The true embodiment of a renaissance man.
Photographer and Adventurer
Award winning photographer and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Cory Richards has been to all seven continents, witnessed sunrise over the highest mountains in the world, and become one of fewer than 200 people who have summited Everest without supplemental oxygen.
Two decades covering civil unrest and the violence of war earned Vitale her stripes, but also taught her to look past the foreground for the untold stories.