Kevin Schafer

Kevin Schafer specializes in covering little-known, often endangered, wildlife worldwide, and his work has been published in most of the most respected science and nature magazines in the US and Europe.

His first story for National Geographic was on the Amazon River Dolphin or Boto, and represented the first in-depth coverage of this enigmatic species ever made. One of the images from the story was chosen as one of the Ten Best National Geographic pictures of 2009. More recent projects have taken Kevin to remote areas of Brazil, Chile and Indonesia, all in search of animals whose stories have yet to be told.

Trained as a research biologist, Kevin worked for the World Wildlife Fund for several years, documenting threatened ecosystems around the world. He lives in Seattle with his wife Marty, an artist and former picture editor of AUDUBON magazine.