Exploration & Discovery
Photo Credit: Mike Libecki
Moonshots, breakthroughs, and daring adventure are often what is required to venture into the unknown. Here we celebrate the human spirit and its capacity for adventure, exploration, and discovery.
This top travel writer invites us to move beyond the tourist selfie to open ourselves to the rich kaleidoscope of humanity, adventure, exploration, and experience the world offers, and—in doing so—become a more evolved version of ourselves.
Mattias Klum is one of the most eloquent defenders of global biodiversity. Whether addressing the World Economic Forum, the King of Sweden, or 2,500 students, Mattias brings his A-game and nobody leaves his show unchanged.
Marvi turned her journey through depression into 1in20, an online mental health initiative aimed at destigmatizing mental illness through creative storytelling. Lately, she's been celebrated for interpreting the world through the eyes of her two boys.
The grandson of Holocaust survivors, Ben always wanted to understand the hate that leads to war, so he got as close as he could, embedding alongside soldiers in Iraq. Today he channels that passion into documentary work and storytelling for brands from Apple to Adidas.
Blue Zones Documentarian.
In his longest-running project, David travels alongside author Dan Buettner to discover and document what diet and lifestyle habits the longest-lived people in the world share – oceans apart – that help them live active, healthy lifestyles past 100.
Ben’s breakout short film Denali--a love letter to the dog that explored the planet with him as he worked and played, then laid by his side through his battle with cancer--chronicles one perfect afternoon as the film’s namesake neared the end of his life.
Photo Ark Founder.
Man on a Mission.
Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic fellow, explorer, and longtime contributor to National Geographic magazine. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and a midwestern work ethic.
What if the first Afghan woman to earn a commercial pilot’s license went on to break the world record as the youngest woman to fly solo around the world in a single-engine plane? Meet the 2018 Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Trophy Winner.
Far East Expert.
The world is changing fast--especially in the Far East. Michael has trained his lens on Asian cultures for more than 40 years. His body of work is a photographic time capsule and a portal into the cultural understanding we need to navigate the path forward.