Wildlife photographer Steve Winter has spent over 20 years leading photographic expeditions to remote locations around the world on a mission to save big cats. Winter’s dedication to the protection of these iconic animals has made him a cornerstone of the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative, a long-term commitment by the Society to stop poaching, preserve habitats, and support education to halt extinction.
In Steve Winter's opinion, being a National Geographic photojournalist is the best job in the world. Despite being attacked by rhinos, stalked by jaguars, charged by a grizzly bear, and being trapped in quicksand. He did all of that to capture the perfect image to tell a story that speaks for those that cannot speak for themselves. Listen as Steve shares his experience documenting threatened big cat species around the world and learn how by saving them, we can save ourselves.
In 2013, National Geographic published Winter’s photography book Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Cat. Winter has been named BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and BBC Wildlife Photo journalist of the Year. He won first prize in the nature story category from World Press Photo in 2014 and 2008 (for the snow leopard photo that would become synonymous with Apple’s OS of the same name). He is also a two-time winner of Picture of the Year International’s Global Vision Award.
Recommended for Grades 5-8
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