Ian Shive is an award-winning conservation photographer,
author, educator, film producer, and environmental advocate, as
well as the recipient of the Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award for
Conservation Photography. Shive's images have appeared in
publications around the world, including National
Geographic, Men's Journal, Outside, Backpacker, National
Parks, Nature Conservancy, Smithsonian, and hundreds of others.
Often referred to as the leading chronicler of America's national
parks and endangered ecosystems around the world, Shive is most
proud of his role in helping bring science and conservation stories
to life with his photography and films.
W. Clark Bunting serves as President and CEO of National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), a nearly 100 year-old non-profit advocacy organization, following a distinguished career as a businessman and innovator within the media industry. At NPCA, Bunting is combining his passion for conservation with his political and business skills to lead the non-profit as well as the national parks movement into their second century.
The images are vibrant, magnified on 12-by-11-inch pages. And each
stirs the urge to pack the rucksack, leap over the back-yard fence
and explore these national treasures.
--The Washington Post
Combined, the images come together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that forms a picture of what the National Park System embraces...and which challenges us to not only feel the power of these places, but think of conservation of nature on a larger scale."
--National Parks Traveler"