Jeff Kerby is an award-winning natural history photographer and an active research scientist. His work spans the globe, but his focus on animals and plants in extreme environments inevitably draws him north to the Arctic. After spending several seasons as a researcher studying herbivores in Greenland, Mongolia, and Ethiopia, he photographed his first feature story for National Geographic magazine in 2017 on gelada monkeys and community conservation. With support from the National Geographic Society, Jeff has since returned to the Arctic via Siberia and the islands of Canada’s far north to use drone and time-lapse photography to explore the widespread, but often subtle, changes to Arctic flora and fauna. This work blends narrative natural history photography with technical scientific imaging to tell stories that span individual animals to entire landscapes captured in 3D and in colors beyond what the human eye can see. Currently, he is a research fellow based in Aarhus, Denmark.
This event is hosted by broadcaster and science communicator Greg Foot and presented as part of a new ongoing partnership between National Geographic and NI Science Festival.