Husband and wife team Frans Lanting and Christine Eckstrom describe their experiences, from eating termites to battling sweat flies, studying the fascinatingly sophisticated chimpanzees of Fongoli, Africa.
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Frans Lanting has been hailed as one of the great nature photographers of our time. His influential work appears in books, magazines, and exhibitions around the world. For more than two decades Lanting has documented wildlife from the Amazon to Antarctica to promote understanding about the Earth and its natural history through images that convey a passion for nature and a sense of wonder about our living planet.
Lanting has received top honors from World Press Photo, the title of BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and the Sierra Clubs Ansel Adams Award. Lanting has been honored as a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in London and is a recipient of Swedens Lennart Nilsson Award. Prince Bernhard inducted him as a Knight in the Royal Order of the Golden Ark, the Netherlands highest conservation honor. Lanting Lanting makes his home in Santa Cruz, California, with his wife, Christine Eckstrom, an editor, producer, and former staff writer at National Geographic with whom he collaborates on fieldwork and publishing projects. For further information please see www.lanting.com
Christine Eckstrom is a writer, editor, and videographer. She has collaborated with Frans Lanting for more than 15 years on assignments and fieldwork on every continent. She is the author of Forgotten Edens and a contributing author of 15 books published by the National Geographic Society. The editor of Okavango, Jungles, Penguin, and Eye to Eye, she partners with Frans Lanting to produce books, videos, and other publishing projects from their studio and gallery in Santa Cruz, California. For further information please see www.lanting.com