TED: The story of life in photographs (VIDEO)

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Frans Lanting is one of the greatest nature photographers of our time. His work has been featured in National Geographic, Audubon, and Time, as well as in numerous award-winning books. Lanting’s recent exhibition, The LIFE Project, offers a lyrical interpretation of the history of life on Earth.

*Why you should listen*

The Mangelson blog has the following to say about Frans Lanting:

“In the pursuit of his work, Frans Lanting has lived in the trees with wild macaws, camped with giant tortoises inside a volcanic crater, and documented never-before-photographed wildlife and tribal traditions in Madagascar. The Dutch-born, California-based photographer has traveled to Botswana’s Okavango Delta, the rainforests of Borneo, and the home of emperor penguins in Antarctica.

“The resulting photographs — staggering in their beauty, startling in their originality — have brought much-needed attention to endangered species and ecological crises throughout the world. In 2001, HRH Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands inducted Lanting as a Knight in the Royal Order of the Golden Ark, the country’s highest conservation honor — just one of many honors he has received throughout his illustrious career.”

*What others say*

“As a chronicler of natural history today, Frans Lanting is a singular extraordinary talent. He has the mind of a scientist, the heart of a hunter, and the eyes of a poet.” – Thomas R Kennedy, Director of Photography for the National Geographic Society.
Photographer Frans Lanting has had an exciting life!

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