NAT GEO EXPLORER Gabby Salazar Documents Conservation Around The Globe


Interview by Paul Salfen

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In these inspiring stories, two National Geographic Explorers, Clare Fieseler and Gabby Salazar, celebrate changemakers and outstanding women of diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and fields of study – many of whom are just beginning their game-changing work– by shining a light on the unique journeys and struggles that led to their incredible modern-day achievements. This book illuminates how women are making history today.

Inside these pages, readers will uncover the stories of amazing women who have done, and are still doing, incredible actions across the globe; women who have traveled the world to protect animals, tell stories, preserve history, and complete incredible athletic feats. They’ll learn about what it’s really like to be a woman in science – including the hardships many endure before ultimately forging their own paths in science and exploration.

Gabby Salazar

GABBY SALAZAR is a National Geographic Explorer, a nature and conservation photographer, and a social scientist. As an Associate Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, she has worked on environmental photography projects across the globe, spending months at a time living in tropical rainforests and on tropical islands. Salazar has an MSc in Conservation Science from Imperial College London and is currently a doctoral student at the University of Florida’s School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Science, where she studies environmental marketing. She is committed to environmental education and uses photography to get kids outdoors and to connect them with nature. Her website is, and she can be followed on Instagram and Twitter at @gabbyrsalazar


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