Christian Ziegler is a photojournalist specialising in natural history and science-related topics. He is a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine and has been widely published in other magazines like GEO, Smithsonian, and BBC Wildlife. A tropical ecologist by training, he has worked in tropical rainforests on four continents, and for the past 10 years has been an associate for communication with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama.
Christian photographed A Magic Web, a coffee table book on tropical ecology on assignment for STRI, and just published Deceptive Beauties, a book on wild orchids. He is a founding fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, for which he volunteers assignments every year. Christians work has been awarded prizes in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitions, and in 2008, he has was honoured with the Vision Award by the North American Nature Photography Association. Christian’s web site is www.naturphoto.de.