Michael “Nick” Nichols is a wildlife journalist who became a staff photographer for National Geographic magazine in 1996 and was named Editor-at-Large for photography in 2008. From 1982 to 1995 he was a member of Magnum Photos. Nichols has published 27 stories with National Geographic magazine, most recently “Orphans No More” (NGM September 2011), the final chapter in his twenty-year endeavor to document the emotional intelligence of elephants. His “Redwoods: The Super Trees” (NGM October 2009) story used ground-breaking rigging and stitching techniques to create an 84-image composite of a 300-foot-tall, 1,500-year-old redwood tree. NGM will publish another tree on its pages using this technology in late 2012. Currently, Nichols is working on a 2-year assignment in Tanzania documenting the lions of Serengeti. He is also a Director and Founder of the annual LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, VA. At the heart of Nichols’ mission is to preserve true wildness. Whether in the redwood forests of California or the acacia plains of Kenya, it must be documented, nurtured and protected. Nick is working to create images that show what we have to gain in caring for this magnificent planet and what we have to lose. He lives in Sugar Hollow, VA, with his wife, artist Reba Peck.
Learn more about Nick here: