Kevin Schafer is a professional natural history photographer, whose work has appeared in all of the most respected science and nature magazines in the U.S., including National Geographic, Smithsonian, Audubon and Natural History. He has written and photographed more than ten books, including, Penguin Planet, which received the 2000 National Outdoor Book Award. His most recent book is Living Light, published in 2006.
Committed to putting his images to work for conservation, Kevin spent two years documenting threatened eco-regions around the world for the World Wildlife Fund, including the forests of Madagascar and the Bering Sea. Kevin was the 1997 recipient of the Gerald Durrell award for photography of Endangered Species by the BBC.
Kevin has been named the Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year for 2007 by NANPA (the North American Nature Photographers Assoc.). In 2006 he served as a judge for the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. He lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife, author Martha Hill, former picture editor of Audubon Magazine.