A thinker, compulsive image maker, and driven explorer, Chase first picked up a camera when he was 10 and never looked back. Over two decades later he’s an award winning filmmaker, scientific illustrator, writer, and expedition team leader. Forever inspired by the beauty of the natural world, he’s become an important voice in the struggle to protect and preserve native species and communicate the importance of wild and intact ecosystems.
In 2018 Ross Exler embarked on a jounrey to the Great Lakes of Africa. His aim? To become the first person to complete a solo, man-powered crossing of these natural wonders, and to shine a light on the environmental threats facing this beautiful but imperilled region.
Sydney-based journalist and photojournalist, Ian Lloyd Neubauer specialises in news, investigations and travel in destinations that are hard to get to but offer great experiential rewards for those who go the extra mile. Ian’s work has appeared in TIME, The Economist, The Guardian, The Telegraph, BBC, CNN, and Al Jazeera. Ian is a regular guest on Sky Business News ‘Business Class’ show and ABC Radio, and the author of two novels: Getafix (2003) and Maquis (2006).
David is a naturalist and conservationist, living on the Isle of Islay. David works as a warden of The Oa reserve, a 2,100-hectare nature reserve and working farm owned by the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds).
James Bowyer is a doctor for the British Antarctic Survey. Since 2019, he has been based at the Rothera Research Station, a centre for biological research and a hub for supporting deep-field and air operations.
Angelo is a 21-year-old storm chaser from the port city of Salerno, in the south of Italy. Two years ago he took up storm chasing, a hobby that has led him to photographing extreme weather around his tempestuous home region of Campania and beyond. This is the story of how, and why, he does it…