Sparked by his first experience of Belize’s tropical rainforest in 1984, Jeff is a passionate activist for Central and South American rainforest conservation. Inspired by his experience serving as expedition naturalist for the ‘JASON Project’, a documentary series led by oceanographer Robert Ballard, he became a TV presenter and producer, best known for hosting Disney Channel’s ‘Going Wild with Jeff Corwin’, ‘The Jeff Corwin Experience’ on Animal Planet, and ABC’s ‘Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin’. His new series’ Wildlife Nation’ highlights North American wildlife and the inspiring partners working together to save them from the brink of extinction.

 

In this in-depth conversation, Jeff describes the moment he knew he wanted to become a conservationist and his desire to educate others, combining his love of nature, exploration, and discovery with his ability to communicate and share information. Together they dive into Jeff’s fascination for Amphibian species–which have survived six extinctions–explaining how we could lose 70% of the population in the next two decades, and talk through his encounter with a Coral snake.

 

To keep up with Jeff, follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @wildcorwin

 

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Entering 2023, award-winning Brazilian photojournalist Felipe Dana shares his experiences on location in Kyiv, Ukraine, where he has joined the Associated Press and dedicated himself solely to photojournalism. He started his career at 15 years old as an assistant photographer and later pursued a degree in photography while working on commercial assignments, contributing to various local and international news agencies. His work has received numerous awards, including the World Press’ ‘Photo of the Year.’ Felipe was also part of the AP team’s finalist for the Pulitzer in 2021. 

In this episode, Felipe shares the dangers of following military groups on the front lines, sharing the details of previous experiences in ‘hot zones.’ He touches upon his daily routine and the importance of security measurements. Together, Richard and Felipe discuss the reality of war and how Felipe safeguards his emotional well-being. 

To find out more about Felipe, visit: www.felipedana.com.br

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Richard dives into the world of travel rewards with Straight To The Points founder and travel expert Spencer Howard – who shares his travel hacks and advice on using airline points, credit cards, and loyalty programs to fly business and first-class to “help as many people as possible enjoy the excitement of luxury travel.” In August 2018, he started the ‘Award Alerts’ newsletter to make it easier for family and friends who wanted to fly business or first class but were struggling to find the necessary award seats. With more than 52k Instagram followers, Spencer has built a community of travel enthusiasts and has created a ‘Quick Start Guide’ to help people learn how to use points to travel.

To find out more about Straight To The Points, visit: www.straighttothepoints.co

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As a master landscape photographer, William Neill’s work conveys the deep, spiritual beauty he sees and feels in nature. He has been a resident of the Yosemite National Park area since 1977. He received ‘The Director’s Award’ from the National Park Service after a major portfolio of his Yosemite photographs entitled ‘Yosemite: The Promise of Wildness,’ were published by The Yosemite Association in 1994. His recent book, ‘Landscapes of the Spirit’ showcases a retrospective collection of his finest landscape photographs based on the theme of nature’s spiritual and healing powers.

In this episode, Richard ventured into the mind of William Neill to find out what inspires him, what gives his work such emotional depth, his passions, persistence and creativity, and more. William touches upon his time working in American landscape photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams’ gallery, sharing what inspired him to photograph Yosemite. He explains why he puts experiencing a place above the results. 

To find out more about William, visit: www.williamneill.com

You can purchase William’s latest book ‘The Photographers Portfolio Development Workshop’ on www.portfolios.williamneill.com/p/the-photgrapher-s-p and use the discount code ‘WNEILL40’ for 40% off.

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Will Travers OBE is the executive president and co-founder of the international wildlife charity Born Free. His parents starred in the oscar winning movie Born Free, where Will, as a young child, traveled to Kenya and established his passion for wildlife conservation –  in 2012, Will was awarded an ‘OBE’ for his conservation and animal welfare services. As a passionate animal rights activist, he manages to safeguard wildlife conservation across regions in Africa, Asia, America, and Europe.  Will is also the ‘President of the Species Survival Network’ and a member of the ‘IUCN SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group’. 

In this episode, Will Travers reflects on the true story of the film Born Free and his experience while being on location in Kenya. He touches upon the initiation of the foundation and the preservation of large-scale habitats of endangered species. Will describes current conservation projects like the ‘year of the lion’, his upcoming royal society event, and adventure tourism. Together, Richard and Will discuss the importance of nature, the rainbow belt, as well as their views on trophy hunting and its political aspect. 

To find out more about Will, visit: www.bornfree.org.uk

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Marc Muench is a professional landscape and wildlife photographer, an educator, and a founding partner at Muench Workshops, where he helps teach people who love photography and nature while taking them to the coolest places on the planet. Marc is a third-generation photographer following his grandfather Josef Muench, his father, David Muench, and his photographer-artist, Bonnie Muench.

In this episode, Richard and Marc chat while crossing the Drake Passage after a 20-plus-day expedition to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, and Antarctica. They discuss “The Art of Seeing,” photography workshops – including what it takes to be a good teacher and a good student. Marc talks about how he got his start in commercial and editorial photography – including a ski photography trip in Iran – and the influences of his grandfather, father, and mother in his decision to become a professional photographer. He also takes some interesting questions from guests on the ship!

To learn more about Marc Muench’s photography work, please visit www.marcmuench.com

And Muench Workshops: www.muenchworkshops.com

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With 2.2m YouTube subscribers and 8m Instagram followers, Ankur Warikoo is one of India’s top content creators. In 2021, he published his first book, ‘Do Epic Shit’, which talks about his success, failures, the importance of habits, self-awareness, entrepreneurship, money, and relationships. In 2016, he started an online video series called ‘Warikoo Wednesdays,’ where he spoke about his experiences as a founder, CEO, and people manager. As a best-selling author, he conducts online educational courses to ensure all the choices we make in life come from the point of awareness and not ignorance.​

In this episode, Ankur shares how a birthday present from a friend inspired the title of his book. He describes how his journey to becoming an internet entrepreneur was a complete u-turn from studying astrophysics in the US, dropping out of his PhD program and returning to India to reset his life. Ankur touches upon how publishing his “failure resumé” was to encourage the celebration of defeat and start a discussion about why failing can be positive. Together, Richard and Ankur discuss the qualities one needs to possess before becoming an entrepreneur, with Ankur sharing some reasons why somebody should not become one!

To find out more about Ankur, visit: www.ankurwarikoo.com

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Founded in 1991, the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators is a member organization that advocates and promotes the practice of safe and environmentally responsible private-sector travel to Antarctica. Their member companies provide logistic and scientific support to National Antarctic Programs and Antarctic organizations. With more than 200 annual departures to Antarctica, tour vessels offer an essential opportunity for researchers and science programs.

In this episode of Beyond The Lens, Richard sits down with the Executive Director at the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), Gina Greer. During their conversation, she explains how the organization was founded by a group of seven operators and their mission. She delves into the Antarctic Treaty,  which upholds that Antarctica will only be used for peace and scientific purposes, and how IAATO works to support this agreement. She highlights how she got involved in the marine conservation industry after initially training as an accountant. Together, Gina and Richard discuss why this enigmatical continent always exceeds the idealized expectations when one visits, thanks to light reflections and colorful scenery. Gina touches on Antarctica’s unique and unpredictable nature and shares why her advice to “go with the flow” of nature will ensure visitors have an amazing experience. Finally, they discuss how tourism benefits Antarctica – the biggest misconceptions people have about the country, and much more!

To find out more about IAATO, visit: www.iaato.org

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In this episode of Beyond The Lens, internationally acclaimed photographer and podcast host Richard Bernabe provides an insight into preparations for his 6th trip to Antarctica – a 23-day expedition to the Drake Passage, the Falkland Islands, King George Island, and the Antarctic Peninsula. Richard shares what is essential for such a trip – from the recommended camera equipment to appropriate clothing. He also describes what he loves about this colossal continent and explains his way of doing a popular Polar Plunge – pointing out which mistakes not to make.

You can follow Richard’s trip to Antarctica on his Instagram, @bernabephoto and Twitter, @bernabephoto.

To find out more, visit: www.richardbernabe.com

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Photographer and visual artist, Alejandro Cartagena, lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His work explores social, urban, and environmental issues through landscape and portraiture, aiming to engage with a larger history of photography by reinterpreting or rethinking the ways these issues have been represented previously. His work has been featured internationally in over 50 group and individual exhibitions and is displayed in several museums. As a self-publisher and co-editor, Alejandro has created multiple award-winning titles and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the international Photolucida Critical Mass Book Award, the Street Photography Award at the London Photo Festival, and more.

In this episode, Alejandro shares his thoughts on the current NFT environment, describing his experience of breaking into the space. He shares his optimism for the advancement of technology and the opportunities it can create for photographers. Alejandro reflects on leaving the Dominican Republic as a child and shares that he would find comfort looking through family photo albums. He explains how he now finds comfort in photography and sees it as a place where stories and feelings are encapsulated. He touches upon his photography today and explains why he focuses his work in Monterrey, Mexico and why themes of urbanization, suburban sprawl, and the environment run through his projects. He shares why he uses his photography to gain a greater understanding of who the people are around him, the city he is in, and the people who are changing that city. He explains the importance of understanding those aspects and much more!

To find out more about Alejandro, visit: www.alejandrocartagena.com

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