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Meet the Author

Author Photo Jen Guyton
Jen Guyton is a photographer with a background in ecology. She spends ten months per year living in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, and has worked as a biologist on three continents, including eight years working on wildlife and conservation projects in Africa. She’s studied baboons in Tanzania, meerkats in South Africa, hippos in Kenya, and termites in Namibia. Jen recently received a Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship to photograph in Gorongosa. She’s also a National Geographic Explorer and Young Leader, an Associate Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), and has a master’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University, where she is currently finishing her PhD. Before that, she earned a BSc in Conservation and Resource Studies, with an emphasis in Communicating Conservation in a Developing World, from the University of California, Berkeley. She has won several awards for her photography, including in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Nature’s Best Photography, and Big Picture Natural World Photo Competitions. Her writing and photography have been published in a number of places online and in print. Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: