National Geographic photographer Michael Melford has produced more than 18 feature stories for National Geographic magazine and more than 30 for National Geographic Traveler, including nine covers. He has been featured in many books, three of which covered Alaska for National Geographic. Michael has traveled to all seven continents, and his assignments have focused on conservation, preservation, and celebrating the beauty of wilderness and national parks around the world. When not shooting for National Geographic, Michael enjoys sharing both his love of nature and his extensive knowledge of photography. He believes in inspiring people to care about our planet.