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Through the eyes of storytellers and scientists, we explore our wild planet and celebrate the ways we are learning to better coexist within planetary limits and alongside the vast biodiversity that surrounds and sustains us.
Trillion Tree Campaign Advisor.
Our natural ecosystems are the best technology we have to help cool the planet. This British scientist, in partnership with the World Economic Forum, has a plan we can all get behind.
Clean Energy Visionary.
Queen of Possibility.
Leslie Dewan spent the first ten years of her career redesigning nuclear reactors to make them safer and more efficient. Now she's set her sights on a bigger obstacle in the race towards a carbon-neutral future: us.
Natural History Filmmaker.
This wildlife biologist-turned-photographer is working on a long-term study, exploring the relationship between humans and wolves around the world. His ambitious goal? Peaceful coexistence.
Hero for the Planet.
By showing how every breath of air we take and every drop of water we drink depends on the health of our Oceans, Dr. Sylvia Earle makes marine conservation everyone’s concern.
Man of Letters.
Leading adventure writer Kevin Fedarko brings to life the wild places we share and the adventurers who find their solace in nature.
His deep passion and commitment to making “every building a green building” inspires audiences of all types to change how they look at their buildings, their facilities and the world at large.
Highly decorated photojournalist David Guttenfelder is celebrated for his thorough study of geopolitical conflict, conservation, culture, and technology, with a keen and curious eye to the future.
This dynamic photographer refuses to be labeled, producing award-winning editorial work, creating magic for blue-chip brands, and starring in the global TV series, Extreme China.
Photographer Mattias Klum is an eloquent defender of biodiversity. Whether addressing the World Economic Forum or students, Mattias brings his A-game and nobody leaves his show unchanged.
First Ascent Junkie.
Mike Libecki is a man on a mission—to climb 100 first ascents in his lifetime. Guess what? He’s nearly there. If enthusiasm, dedication, and extreme skill could be bottled inside a human, this would be the man.
Who says you can’t have it all? This primatologist, TV Host, university executive, O mag Insider, National Geographic Explorer, and mother of six begs to differ.
To see the natural world through Pete’s eyes is to fling open your arms to the sky and dance in the rain. This gifted creator tells some of the most important stories of our time with passion, wit, and curiosity.
Cristina’s commitment to conservation extends beyond the Ocean to what it means to be human...understanding that the history of every living thing that has ever existed on this planet also lives within us.
Blue Mind Thinker.
J pioneered the concept of Blue Mind, a flow-state that acknowledges the physical, ecological, economic, cognitive, emotional, psychological, physical, and social benefits of being on, in, or near water.
Meet CNN Hero of the Year and the founder of the world's only "environmental-strength" river clean-up organization—the personification of optimism and sheer will.
Photo Ark Founder.
Man on a Mission.
Joel Sartore is on an epic quest to save nature through his sweeping Photo Ark Project. Already 12,000 portraits strong, this project aims to document every living species in captivity, while there's still time.
National Geographic Fellow.
This Emmy Award-winner brings into sharp focus the pivotal moment at which we find ourselves in history—when we understand the problems, know the solutions, and simply need to summon the will to act.
This extreme filmmaker talks about 360-degree leadership, risk management, and why he aims to work at the edge of failure to produce authentic and memorable content.
Illuminator of the Invisible.
In biologist/photographer Anand Varma’s hands, a camera is not just a tool to capture what he sees—it’s a way to illuminate the layers of beauty and complexity that are otherwise hidden from the naked eye.
In the hands of Nikon Ambassador, Nat Geo photographer, and nonprofit Chief Ami Vitale, the camera is a tool for change. Her work celebrates how and where we are learning to coexist with wildlife.
Time Capsule Creator.
One of the most iconic and innovative photographers of our time, Stephen Wilkes constantly pushes the boundaries of what is possible.