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..Sharon Guynup .....................Steve Winter......
How do camera traps work? How has poaching changed over time? How many tigers are left in the wild? What is the greatest need for saving tigers from extinction? Science and nature writer, Sharon Guynup, and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter, answer these and many more questions about nature's greatest, most beautiful, and endangered predator, the tiger.
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Sharon’s work as a journalist and photographer has taken her to the remote heart of Eastern Siberia’s haven for grizzly bears, Assam’s last haven for Indian rhinos, Kaziranga National Park, and Turkey’s Eastern Anatolian villages; by boat to the river towns and temples along Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River, and cross country across Cuba, with plenty of time in Caribbean nations and Latin American jungles.
Weaving storytelling with cultural, historical, scientific and medical information, Sharon crafts features, essays and editorials for national and international publications. Areas of special interest include natural history, wildlife conservation, climate change and other environmental issues, rainforest and ocean ecology, environmental and women’s health, genetics, earth sciences, indigenous peoples, nanotechnology, zoonotic disease, world religions, and adventure travel.
She has contributed articles and commentary to Smithsonian, The New York Times Syndicate, Scientific American, The Boston Globe, Scientific American Mind, BBC Wildlife, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Popular Science, nationalgeographic.com, Audubon, Wildlife Conservation, and National Wildlife, among other publications. She was a contributing writer for Genome News Network and writes syndicated editorials for Blue Ridge Press and Bay Journal News Service. She has blogged on scientific research for Stevens Institute of Technology and on forest issues for the Center for International Forestry Research.
She currently blogs for National Geographic Cat Watch.
Sharon has edited special issues for Scientific American, including "The Hidden Mind," which stands among SA’s bestselling issues and was part of the editorial advisory board for the launch of Scientific American’s Lives: New Answers for Global Health.
She also writes science stories for kids for such publications as Science World, National Geographic Explorer, Current Science and Current Health.
As a documentary photographer, Sharon’s work has earned her a Fulbright Fellowship to Turkey, a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship and a Lowell Thomas Award for travel photography. Her work has been widely exhibited, and she spent 15 years working on assignment for U.S. and international publications.
Sharon served as adjunct assistant professor and internship director at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute in the graduate Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program from 2007-2011. She also volunteers in the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Mentoring Program.
As an expert on international tours to Costa Rica, Panama, India, Vietnam and Cambodia, Sharon has lectured for The American Museum of Natural History and National Geographic Expeditions.
She is a member of The Society of Environmental Journalists, The National Association of Science Writers, and The Explorer’s Club and sits on the affiliate council of the International League of Conservation Photographers.
Sharon lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.
I've been attacked by rhinos in India, stalked by jaguars in Brazil, charged by a 11-foot grizzly in Siberia, trapped in quicksand in the world's largest tiger reserve in Myanmar and slept in a tent for six months at -40 below zero tracking snow leopards. Flown over erupting volcanoes and visited isolated villages where residents had never before seen a blond foreigner-or a camera.
I feel very lucky because this is the life I dreamed of as a child growing up in rural Indiana: traveling the world as a photographer for National Geographic Magazine. My first camera was a gift from my father on my seventh birthday.
I started at National Geographic in 1991 and feel so incredibly lucky to have realized my dream as a kid, to have the best job in the world!
I feel we have a great responsibility to not only show and excite the readers about the natural world but it's fascinating people and cultures as well. But to give people a reason to care. I want to give the readers of National Geographic what I always wanted - a front row seat next to the photographer and writer - as apart of the team along for the adventure.
I am also now Director of Media for Panthera an organization whose mission it is to save the world?s 36 cat species. I am working with the same scientists I have done NGM stories with in the past - but now taking it a step further and helping to ensure these cats have a future. To learn more about big cats and our programs go to www.panthera.org.