When I first arrived in Antarctica on New Year’s Eve in 2009, I was humbled. The vast ocean, the towering icebergs, the magnitude of what it meant to be human in a place so hostile and yet so beautiful — it left me in awe of the little blue space dot we call home. I hadn’t felt that kind of wonder or had that kind of perspective in a while, and it never really went away. For more than a decade now, that is what I’ve worked to capture and share in my images and stories — an unexpected sense of scale that juxtaposes what we feel with what we know.

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AFAR, September 16, 2019 From childhood, “Endurance,” the classic story about Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated trip to cross the White Continent on foot, ignited a thirst for adventure. As an adult, I got to visit—and every trip left its mark. The First Expedition, 2010A tangerine moon rose full and bright, floating over the folds and peaks […]

Adventure Collection, 2017Solas Award for Best Travel Writing 2018 The ship pitches and rolls across the Drake Passage. I brace myself and look out at the deep, velvet blue of the ocean, relishing the feeling of my stomach dropping as though at the precipice of a rollercoaster, waiting for the horizon to disappear. I turn […]

Polar bear feeding on a seal in Svalbard, Norway.

As a photographer, journalist, and explorer with strong academic roots, I tell detail-rich stories grounded in research that build connections to the past, the future, and the planet.
As an editor and the co-founder of Hidden Compass, I help others navigate a similar path.

...and that is the uncomfortable reality of nature: that it is indescribable beauty and arbitrary destruction.

...and that is the uncomfortable reality of nature: that it is indescribable beauty and arbitrary destruction.

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