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Christian Ziegler – Beautiful Science: Photographic Stories from the Tropical Forest

October 1, 2013, 7:00pm, Union Ballroom, UW-Milwaukee – Event Poster (pdf - 685kb)

Christian Ziegler, a tropical biologist turned photojournalist, has worked extensively in tropical forests on five continents. He is a contributing photographer to National Geographic, and his work is often commissioned by other publications such as Smithsonian and GEO. His published work also includes photographs for A Magic Web, about the forest of Barro Colorado Island, Panama, and a book about orchids, Deceptive Beauties.

He is Associate for Communication of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and a founding fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. Ziegler has won many international honors including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and most recently first prize in the World Press photo contest.

Ziegler's photographs share the extraordinary beauty and scientific fascination of tropical ecosystems with the general public, thereby raising awareness for their conservation.

Explore his website at