Steve Winter


Steve Winter, a photojournalist who specializes in big cats and other wildlife, has produced stories for National Geographic magazine since 1991. He’s photographed extensively in Latin America, India, Myanmar, and southern Africa, concentrating on photographing both animals—and the people that live with them, as well as the environment where they live. He is renowned for capturing previously-unseen images of endangered, elusive or dangerous species, including jaguars in the Brazilian Pantanal, the cloud forest’s resplendent quetzal, Asian elephants, Bengal tigers and snow leopards in the Himalayas, among others. In 2008, he was named BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, was twice the recipient of the Picture of the Year International Global Vision Award, and won the World Press Photo contest’s nature story category, among other honors. Steve has appeared on 60 Minutes, CNN, and NPR. He lectures and runs workshops globally on photography and conservation issues, and serves as media director for Panthera, a big cat conservation organization.