Dr. Gabby Salazar is a conservation photographer and an environmental social scientist who has traveled the world documenting a wide range of subjects—from volcanoes in Guatemala to lion conservation in Zimbabwe and more. She has an MSc in Conservation Science from Imperial College London and a PhD from the University of Florida. Alongside Dr. Krithi Karanth, a fellow National Geographic Explorer, Gabby helped start an environmental education program in India that has reached over 20,000 students.
In 2004, Gabby was named the BBC Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and in 2021, she was recognized as the Emerging Photographer of the Year by the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). A past president of NANPA, she is also an Associate Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP). In addition to these achievements, Gabby is the co-author of the book No Boundaries: 25 Women Explorers and Scientists Share Adventures, Inspiration, and Advice, which was published by National Geographic Kids.