Frans Lanting has been hailed as one of the great nature photographers of our time. His influential work appears in publications and exhibitions around the world and has been commissioned frequently by National Geographic, where he has served as a Photographer in Residence. In 2006, Lanting launched The LIFE Project, a lyrical interpretation of the history of life on Earth, currently touring North America and Europe as a multimedia orchestral performance with music by Philip Glass. Lanting has received numerous awards for his work, and was inducted by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands as a Knight in the Royal Order of the Golden Ark, that country’s highest conservation honor. He makes his home in Santa Cruz, California, with his wife and partner, Chris Eckstrom, an editor, videographer, and former staff writer at National Geographic with whom he collaborates on fieldwork and publishing projects.