Jen Guyton


I’m a photographer and ecologist with a passion for telling stories at the junction of global environmental change and human culture. I believe that stories — whether in the form of film, photography, writing, or something else — have the power to persuade and motivate. That makes them crucial for protecting our wild places.

I’m a National Geographic Explorer, 2019 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, and a Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers. I’m represented by Nature Picture Library. I have a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University, which I completed with the help of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Before that, I earned a BSc in Conservation and Resource Studies with an emphasis in Communicating Conservation in a Developing World from the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley. I’ve traveled on three continents, including ten years traveling and working on wildlife and conservation projects in Africa.

My photos have been published in National Geographic Online, BBC Wildlife Magazine, bioGraphic Magazine, Ranger Rick, Biosphere, and others, and have been honored in various photo competitions including Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Nature’s Best. I’m also a recipient of the UC Berkeley Mark Bingham Award for Excellence in Achievement by Young Alumni and the American Society of Mammalogists Murie Family Conservation Award.


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