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Michael George

Michael George is a photographer and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. “Walking the Way,” his first National Geographic story, showcased Michael’s walk of over 1,000 miles through France and Spain to document pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago. Since then, he has worked on stories ranging from the melting glaciers of Patagonia to the charity projects of an Indian royal family and the making of whisky in Scotland. He is also a guest lecturer at Yale and New York University and has taught workshops all over the world, including Antarctica. His photography has appeared in The New York Times, Vogue, Wired and dozens of other publications. His images have been awarded and exhibited by American Photography, Photoville and The One Club for Creativity.

Michael also has a best-selling children’s book Life at the Zoo, published with Barnes & Noble. The book documents various conservation, rescue and breeding programs within zoos and aquariums and has sold over 10,000 copies. Michael is a Part 107 commercially licensed drone pilot, as well as an SSI-certified diver whose narratives span the land, air and sea. When you meet him, you’ll probably say, “I thought you’d be taller.”