Peter Essick is a photojournalist who specializes in nature and the environment. His new book, Our Beautiful, Fragile World, features work done on assignment for National Geographic over his 25-year career. Spanning the planet and its most beautiful places, the book shines light on some of the biggest environmental challenges we face today.
In the foreword, Jean-Michel Cousteau writes, “My father [legendary ocean explorer and conservationist Jacques-Yves Cousteau] always used to say, ‘People protect what they love.’ It’s obvious that Peter has the passion and knowledge to communicate his love of nature through the art of photography. He desires to share his message that it is possible to live in harmony with nature.”