Antarctica: No ordinary place, no ordinary assignment
Meet Marli Lopez-Hope:
Twenty year old Marli from Byron Bay, Australia, a Film and Television Production student and passionate wildlife filmmaker has recently spent time creating a wildlife documentary in Botswana’s Okavango Delta with South Africa’s NHU Wildlife Film Academy. Her goal is to use her film and storytelling skills to make a real difference to the world.
Meet Michael Armstrong:
Michael, a recent Masters in Science (MSc) graduate from Florida State University says he developed a love of the environment watching wildlife documentaries as a child and has been an outdoor enthusiast ever since. “The opportunity to visit Antarctica will take my explorations to another level. This will be the biggest thing I have ever done.”
Meet Jason Edwards
National Geographic’s Jason Edwards has been at the forefront of natural history photography for nearly two decades. Based in Melbourne Australia, a passion for animals and the environment has been with him over his extensive career. Beginning his career at the Royal Melbourne Zoo, Jason has since been recognised globally for his contributions to science, the environment and the arts.
With an Honours degree in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Scientific Photography and tertiary qualifications in the Animal Sciences, Jason has spent decades educating packed audiences on wildlife, natural history and cultural issues. He has long been regarded as one of photography’s great mentors supporting countless students with a passion for teaching the art of photography at every level. He is the primary Judge and Mentor of the annual National Geographic Channel / WorldNomads Photography Scholarship where he captivates an audience from 94x countries taking a lucky recipient every year to assist him in field locations such as the Himalaya, Africa, the Middle East or Antarctica among others.
Images © Jason Edwards Photography