Dee Ann Pederson


Dee Ann is an award-winning nature photographer and field tour leader who shares her passion for nature through her images and leading photographic journeys across the globe. Her abundant energy and “wanderlust” have led her across our planet for 20 years in search of nature’s splendor. She is as at home in the frigid Arctic or Antarctic as she is in the heat of the Serengeti. Photographs from her extensive journeys have been published and honored by National Geographic, the North America Nature Photography Association, The Smithsonian (Nature’s Best/Windland Smith Rice Int’l. Awards) over six separate years, including the 2016 “Wildlife” category winning image and most recently, the 2020 Lone Star Emmy for her short film “Against All Odds: The Emperor Penguins.” Dee Ann’s images are sold as fine art prints as well as for editorial and commercial use; and she has published her “Nature’s Inspirations” calendar since 2004.

Morgan Heim


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 Westmorland


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


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, 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.