Jeff Mauritzen is a seasoned photographer and educator. His assignments and adventures have immersed him in vivid landscapes in all seven continents and more than 60 countries around the world. Whether capturing intimate portraits of the wildlife of the Costa Rican rainforest or photographing sharks in the Pacific depths, Jeff’s work expresses an unwavering passion, respect, curiosity, and awe for the natural world. His images have appeared in hundreds of publications, including over a dozen National Geographic Books, National Geographic Traveller Magazine (UK), several Lonely Planet guidebooks, BBC Travel, Washingtonian magazine, Virginia Tourism, and on the @natgeotravel instagram account, where he’s a regular contributor. Jeff’s most recent assignment was to photograph the Ireland travel guidebook for National Geographic. In addition to assignment work, Jeff is also a popular photography expert, guiding and lecturing on natural history-focused trips around the world for National Geographic Expeditions. He will also be teaching a Photography Workshop in Costa Rica in April and November 2019. When he’s not traveling for work, he can be found in Loudoun County, Virginia with his wife, daughter, and rescue greyhound.