Noah Strycker joins Vicki to discuss his work with renowned photographer Joel Sartore in Birds of the Photo Ark – a beautiful keepsake book published by National Geographic to celebrate “The Year of the Bird”.  Strycker will also share some of his experiences traveling the world to photograph birds in motion. In 2015 he set a world record by traveling to 41 countries and documenting 6,042 bird species. But it’s not just about monitoring and counting the number of species, he says, it’s as much about adventure and how travel expands your outlook on life.

Based near Eugene, Oregon, Noah is a writer, photographer, bird man, and four-time author, including Birds of the Photo Ark. As an on-board ornithologist for expeditions to Antarctica and the high Arctic, he has traveled to Earth’s polar regions more than 30 times. He’s worked on field research projects in Amazonian Ecuador, Costa Rica, Panama, the Australian Kimberley, the Farallon Islands … the list is long!

Joel is an award-winning photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic fellow, and regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. He specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes around the world. Joel is the founder of the Photo Ark, a 25-year documentary project to save species and habitat. He photographed more than 2,000 species for the Birds of the Photo Ark.