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Frans Lant­ing gained global recog­ni­tion for his work for Na­tional Ge­o­graphic

● Born and raised in The Nether­lands, Frans moved to the US in the 1970s. ● His pub­lished books in­clude Jun­gles, Eye to Eye, Oka­vango: Africa’s Last Eden, Pen­guin, Liv­ing Planet, Bonobo and Mada­gas­car: A World Out of Time.

● In 2006, Frans and his wife/cre­ative part­ner Chris Eck­strom launched Life, an epic his­tory of life on Earth from the Big Bang to the present, as a book, ex­hi­bi­tion, in­ter­ac­tive web­site and mul­ti­me­dia or­ches­tral per­for­mance with music by com­poser Philip Glass.

● His nu­mer­ous awards in­clude World Press Photo, BBC Wildlife Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year, and the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award.

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