Pro-Am Coaches

ICF is pleased and blessed to have some of the best photographers in the world serving as coaches for the Pro-Am series of nature photography events. We’d like you to meet…

Ken Geiger

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Ken Geiger is National Geographic magazine’s Deputy Director of Photography. He joined the National Geographic staff in 2004 after 24 years of newspaper journalism, most recently as the director of photography for the Dallas Morning News. He now serves as one of many editors for the magazine, helping to shape its editorial… Read more »

Karine Aigner

Karine Aigner is a professional freelance photographer and picture editor. With over nine years of experience as the senior photo editor for National Geographic KIDS magazines and books, and, with freelance clients such as National Geographic Magazine, Rolex, Apple, The Nature Conservancy, ADA and others–Karine knows good imagery. Being on both sides of the camera… Read more »

Mike Sloat As a decorated 36-year career military pilot, current FAA safety specialist and avid motorcyclist Mike wouldn’t seem to fit your stereotypical profile of an acclaimed wildlife photographer – but he is.Since age 15, the year he started flying, Mike would pack an old Kodak box camera and snap black and whites of any and all… Read more »

Michael Francis A seasonal job at Yellowstone National Park 30 years ago was all it took to get Michael hooked on wildlife photography. The awe-inspiring animals the young employee encountered within the park led to his purchase of a 35 mm camera and the creation of his first images of nature. Today, the gifted photographer’s works illustrate… Read more »


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