National Geographic Photographer
Christian Ziegler is a photojournalist specializing in natural history and science-related topics. He is a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine, and has been widely published in other magazines like GEO.
Christian’s aim is to highlight species and ecosystems under threat and share their beauty, and importance with a broad audience. A tropical ecologist by training, he has worked in tropical rainforests on four continents, and for the past 12 years has been Associate for communication with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama. He is a founding fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP.com). Christians work has been awarded prizes in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitions, and in 2017, he received the Outstanding Nature Photographer Award from the North American Nature Photography Association. He has won four World Press Awards in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Christian lives at the edge of a rain forest National Park in Central Panama from where he starts his adventures around the world.
For more photos from Christian's projects, follow him on instagram: @christianziegler