Ian Shive is a photographer, author, film and television producer, and conservationist who has been praised as the “leading chronicler of America’s national parks.”

Shive’s passion for photography has led him to scale heights that most veteran photographers have yet to reach, resulting in him becoming one of the most published nature photographers in the world. An inquisitive and tireless explorer, he has worked on assignment with some of the largest and most impactful environmental nonprofits and government agencies in the world, including the Nature Conservancy, the Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund, the National Parks Conservation Association, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In 2001, he was honored with the prestigious Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography.

In addition to his photography, Shive is a filmmaker and cinematographer whose work has appeared on television, in film festivals, and in multimedia campaigns throughout the United States.