Morgan Heim — (MA) Journalism, (BS) Zoology — is the founder of Neon Raven Story Labs, a storytelling and strategy platform for conservation, and a Senior Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers. In 2018, she followed the migration of Deer 139, a single, pregnant mule deer across Wyoming, whose story received wide acclaim in festivals including Banff, Wild & Scenic and DC Environmental Film Festival. Her photography appears in Smithsonian, Audubon, National Geographic and others. One of the things she’s most proud of is co-founding Her Wild Vision Initiative with Jaymi Heimbuch, aimed at raising the voices of diverse women in the craft of conservation storytelling.
Michele is an internationally recognized underwater and conservation photographer, who also writes for periodicals. Through her successful photography business, Westmorland Images, Michele has built a vast library of images from around the world. Her editorial photography credits include major magazines around the world including Smithsonian, Asian Geo and Ocean Geographic. Her commercial images have even been featured in Canon’s own ads running in National Geographic. Michele’s own book Ocean Duets was published in 2006 and is focused on the beauty of the underwater world.
Michele is a Founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers and received the Fellow of the Year Award for 2016. She is also a Fellow National of the prestigious Explorers Club, a member of the Society of Woman Geographers, Wings WorldQuest, and NANPA. Michele is also proud to be featured in the book Adventurous Dreams-Adventurous Lives by Jason Schoonover. In 2011, Michele was inducted into the Women Diver’s Hall of Fame.
Christina Selby is a conservation photographer, author, and naturalist. Saving Beauty is her first documentary film. She is the author of Best Wildflower Hikes New Mexico, a FalconGuide. Her work has appeared in bioGraphic, Outdoor Photographer, Scientific American, National Geographic Online, High Country News, New Mexico Magazine, and Mongabay.com, among other publications.
Christina draws on her many years of work in environmental education and international sustainable development to tell conservation stories. When she’s not chasing monkeys in the Amazon, tracking Mexican wolves in the Southwest, searching out endemic snails in desert springs, or hunting wildflowers in alpine meadows, you can find her at home in Santa Fe or camping with her two boys, husband, and Great Pyrenees “Glacier” in the stunning landscapes of the Southern Rockies.
Jennifer Leigh Warner is a Texas-based fine art wildlife conservation photographer and the Ethics Committee Chair for the North American Nature Photographers Association. Jennifer’s award-winning work on ethics in nature photography and human-wildlife coexistence is used to promote conservation efforts locally and around the world.
Brenda Tharp is a self-taught fine art nature photographer, writer, and speaker. Passionate about photography, Brenda is an enthusiastic workshop instructor and tour leader. Believing she had something to say, she wrote Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography, and her latest, Expressive Nature Photography, and co-authored/published Extraordinary Everyday Photography. Still believing she has something worth saying, Brenda has been a keynote speaker at B&H Optic Conference, Carolinas Nature Photographers Association, North American Nature Photographers Association, Northern California Council of Camera Clubs, and Canadian Artists and Photographers Association. She has conducted one-day seminars for camera clubs and webinars for Topaz and Nik. Her fine art photographs are collected by a number of people throughout the world. She is represented by Danita Delimont Stock Photography and has a personal archive online for her fine art prints. Brenda conducts workshops for Girls Who Click, and she is honored to be part of Dewitt Jones’ Healing Images program.
Ashleigh Scully is a 19-year-old wildlife photographer from New Jersey. She currently attends Texas Christian University and is on the Division I Equestrian Team. Ashleigh is a spokesperson for the non-profit Girls Who Click and part of the Canid Project as well.
Ashleigh’s goal in photography is to inspire others—especially younger girls—to follow their passions, change any negative perceptions of wildlife, and spark empathy within people through the power of photography.
Based in San Diego, California, award-winning professional nature photographer Krisztina Scheeff operates a successful business providing guided tours and workshops around San Diego to photograph the rushing grebes and more. She also leads tours to Scotland, Ireland, Costa Rica, Galapagos Islands. Her work has been published in National Geographic, Wild Planet Photo Magazine, San Diego Audubon Society, California 101 Magazine (cover), American Wild Magazine, Birders Digest, Marine Conservation Magazine – UK, and more. They have also been featured in art shows and galleries around the country.
Chris Nicholson is the author of Photographing National Parks and is a partner, instructor, and director of content for National Parks at Night. As a former magazine editor and longtime magazine contributor, Chris’ work has appeared in over 40 books and periodicals. He has served as a book editor for National Parks Traveler, a content consultant for Chimani national-park travel guide apps, and a writer for various photography websites. Chris has taught for CreativeLive, is a regular presenter for Out of Chicago and the B&H Event Space, and he speaks at photography conferences and events around the U.S.