Photographer, National Geographic
For covering stories on the environment, climate change, and culture
Mother nature, in this age of climate change, can be both beautiful and tragic. Gab Mejia is a top nature and conservation photographer who captures both sides of that story, applying his talents as a visual storyteller towards conservation and environmental advocacies. He’s a National Geographic Explorer and grantee, with published works for CNN, the World Wide Fund (WWF) Philippines, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Ramsar Convention in Wetlands, among others.
Mejia is also the co-founder and the communications and outreach lead of Youth Engaged in Wetlands, a global youth network advocating for the conservation of wetlands and natural-climate solutions around the world. He’s also part of the WWF National Youth Council.
As a writer, Mejia has a weekly column for the Manila Times, where he writes about his environmental advocacies. He’s also a fellow of the Jackson Wild Media Lab, an ambassador of Nikon Asia, and a TEDx speaker.
Did You Know?
Gab Mejia is currently pursuing a civil engineering degree at the University of the Philippines, with the goal of becoming an environmental engineer.