Frans Lanting has been hailed as one of the great nature photographers of our time and has received numerous international awards for his photographic and conservation work. Lanting’s year-long odyssey to cover global biodiversity resulted in the longest story by a single photographer in the history of National Geographic, where he served as a Photographer-in-Residence. Other National Geographic assignments have ranged from a search for the fabled bonobos of central Africa to a unique circumnavigation by sailboat of South Georgia Island in the subantarctic. Lanting’s books continue to receive awards and acclaim: “No one turns animals into art more completely than Frans Lanting,” writes The New Yorker. His books include Life: A Journey Through Time, Jungles, Penguin, Living Planet, Eye to Eye, Bonobo, Okavango: Africa’s Last Eden, and Forgotten Edens. He has received top honors from World Press Photo, received the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award, and was honored as a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in London. Lanting’s mission is to use photography on behalf of conservation efforts, and he serves on the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund and on the Chairman’s Council of Conservation International. Frans has led many successful photo workshops for us, to destinations including East Africa, Antarctica, the Galápagos Islands, and the Bering Sea.
There are not enough superlatives to describe Frans Lanting in every way.