Women leaders are vital to expanding diversity in roles of power—liberating cultural and individual perspectives which value female voices. Women mentors are especially important to encouraging strong voices in conservation, because they teach skills that build confidence and encourage women to embrace their value in shaping our world.

Here are few of my favourite examples…

Cristina “Mitty” Mittermeier is a Mexican photographer, conservationist, biologist, and author. Cristina Mittermeier is a marine biologist and activist who pioneered the concept and field of conservation photography and co-founded Sea Legacy.

Ami Vitale is a Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic photographer, writer, speaker and documentary filmmaker. She has traveled to more than 100 countries, documenting and witnessing the inspiring power of individuals making a difference through Vital Impacts.

Suzi Eszterhas, founder of Girls Who Click, is an award-winning wildlife photographer best known for her work documenting newborn animals and family life in the wild. Her photographs have been published in over 100 magazine cover and feature stories.

Joanne Mcarthur is a Canadian photojournalist, humane educator, animal rights activist and author. She is known for her We Animals project, a photography project documenting human relationships with animals.

Daisy Gilardini is a conservation photographer who specializes in the Polar Regions, with a particular emphasis on Antarctic wildlife and North American bears. Her images crystalize the imperenance of wild things, capturing something that speaks to the soul. I purchased one of her photos f a polar bear mother protecting her cubs from 100 for the Ocean and gave it pride of place above my bed. It is the first and last thing I see each day—calling me to action!

Daisy Gilardini shares her view on nature in Seeing It All (Goff Books, 2023).

We’re at a critical point in Earth’shistorywhere we needto recognize that it’s not only aboutsaving nature, it’s about saving ourselves. I want to help people make that connection

Daisy Gilardini

I hope you will join me in celebrating these women by sharing and supporting their work!

In a new book, ‘Seeing it All’ these women teach us HOW TO SEE NATURE DIFFERENTLY!

Exposing nature through the crystalized vision of eleven photographers, who happen to be women. This stunning collection of works published by Goff Books (October 2023), finds dynamic range for human connection to a world we share with all living beings—wild and endangered. Seeing ourselves as not seperate or immune to vanishing along with nature, nor helpless to change our future!


Photographers: Britta Jaschinski, Camille Seaman, Cristina Mittermeier, Daisy Gilardini, Esther Horvath, Jen Guyton, Jo-Anne McArthur, Morgan Heim, Suzi Eszterhas, Tui De Roy, Ami Vitale. Writers: Rhonda Rubinstein, Sylvia Earle, Rebecca Solnit, Indre Viskontas.

RRP: $45.00 US ISBN: 978-1-957183-30-5

Rating: 5 out of 5.


Explorer and media producer, passionate about nature, culture and travel. Combining science and conservation with investigative journalism to provide resources and opportunities for creative exploration.