Photography has been an indispensable tool in National Geographic’s nearly 130-year history of advancing global understanding and inspiring solutions for the greater good. A new exhibition, “Wild: Michael Nichols,” opening at the National Geographic Museum on Oct. 12, exemplifies the profound impact of visual storytelling, with stunning images of wildlife and wild places through the eyes of legendary National Geographic photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols. Organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the exhibition will be on display at the National Geographic Museum through Jan. 15, 2018.
Visitors will travel to the more remote reaches of the globe through Nichols’ stunning, evocative, and technically innovative photos of our natural world. “Wild: Michael Nichols” is the first major exhibition of Nichols’ work, showcasing his more than 25-year career with National Geographic as one of the world’s leading photographers. Keenly interested in the conservation of wildlife habitat, Nichols has collaborated with scientists on groundbreaking projects about great apes, elephants, and big cats, as well as the landscapes of Africa’s Congo Basin and the American West. Nichols has spent more than half of his life photographing African animals and has produced more than 25 stories for National Geographic magazine, including “Orphans No More,” the final chapter of his 20 years documenting the emotions and intelligence of elephants.