Climber and Explorer
Driven by an insatiable zest for life, Libecki is celebrated for climbing big walls, including a staggering number of first ascents. With more than 60 expeditions under his belt, he is tireless in his quest to bring the world home to us.
Albert Yu-Min Lin
Lin is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and currently heads a major international effort known as the Valley of the Khans Project, a noninvasive technology based search for the tomb of Genghis Khan.
Nominated for two Emmy Awards for her work as a field correspondent Nat Geo's Explorer TV series, Mayor is now a featured host on Nat Geo WILD.
Photographer and Filmmaker
McBride is an intrepid explorer and photographer turned documentary filmmaker. His latest project was a 750-mile, off-trail thru hike of the Grand Canyon with writer Kevin Fedarko.
Vincent J. Musi
Using humor and sharp wit, Musi takes us on a tour of humanity, into Earth's oldest temple, across Route 66, through Texas Hill Country and deep inside volcanoes.
Celebrated for being the first woman to summit Everest and its neighbor peak Lhotse in a single 24-hr period, Nelson is not your average adventurer.
A globally-acclaimed photographer and marine biologist, Paul has been documenting both the beauty and the plight of our planet’s polar regions and our world’s oceans for over twenty years.
An award-winning brewmaster for the Brooklyn Brewery and author and editor of ‘The Oxford Companion to Beer,’ Garrett Oliver is internationally recognized as a top authority when it comes to beer and brewing.
Peschak traded in his marine biologist hat in 2004 to raise awareness about conservation in the best way he knew how--with his camera.
National Geographic Filmmaker
Emmy Award-winning Cinematographer Bob Poole documents wild Africa, from elephants to cheetahs for Nat Geo, PBS, and others. A childhood in Kenya where his dad was Director of the Peace Corps gave him a unique perspective.
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.
Several years ago Sartore set out to create the first-ever compendium of all of the Earth's endangered animals - he is more than halfway there with his beloved Photo Ark project.
Award-winning nature filmmaker and photographer Louie Schwartzberg has pioneered the world of time-lapse videos, creating stunning nature, aerieal, and slice-of-life imagery that offers us a never before seen perspective on the world.
Skerry’s images enable marine conservation, including the most recent “no-take” monument off northwestern Hawaii--more than twice the size of Texas.