Dr. Moffett pictured second from left.

Steve Buchmann, Melissa Wells, and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute ecologist David Roubik watch while Mark Moffett looks over the previous day's "photo catch" and plans further adventures among the pollinators in the Panama canal zone rain forests (January, 2010).

Photo by Hans Weise.

Mark Moffett, Ph.D.
From the top of the world's tallest tree, to deep in unexplored caves, Mark Moffettt has discovered new species and behavior while risking life and limb to find stories that make people fall in love with the unexpected in nature. Mark is a real-life adventurer with awards for writing and photography... and now the highest honors in exploration, the 2006 Lowell Thomas Medal, from the Explorers Club and Rolex, bestowed on him at Cipriani Wall Street; and the sixth Roy Chapman Andrews Society Distinguished Explorer Award (2008). With a Ph.D. from acclaimed conservationist Edward O. Wilson, Mark remains active in science, with over 80 peer-reviewed publications. He has penned more than 20 articles for National Geographic Magazine, which has featured nearly 500 of his images. You have experienced Mark on Conan O'Brien, the Colbert Report, and NPR.