To roam the farthest corners of the Earth, where wild creatures live, is a privilege reserved for the adventurous few. Cristina Mittermeier is one of them. Cristina has spent most of her adult life finding meaningful ways to communicate with her camera the plight of our planet’s ecosystems. Her images focus on the important relationship between human cultures —especially indigenous people—and nature. Today, Cristina is a National Geographic contributing photographer, Co-founder and Vision Lead of SeaLegacy, a Sony Artisan of Imagery, and was recognized as one of the World’s Top 40 Most Influential Outdoor Photographers by Outdoor Magazine. She is the editor of 26 coffee table books on conservation issues. Most recently, she, along with her partner Paul Nicklen, were named National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurers of the Year. Cristina has three grown children, John, Michael and, Juliana, each pursuing careers in science and conservation. She lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.