Gabby Salazar received a camera from her father when she was 11 years old and was instantly hooked. She has been traveling the world since, documenting people, animals and incredible moments of light and nature. As a teenager, Salazar was named the BBC Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year and won the Nature’s Best Photography Youth Category. She graduated from Brown University in 2009 with a degree in Science and Technology Studies and currently works for the Nurture Nature Center, where she develops educational curriculum. She is also the president elect of the North American Nature Photography Association. Her work has taken her from Peru to South Africa and Indonesia with a focus on science, the environment and education.