Julie Larsen Maher is the sixth person to be appointed staff photographer for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) since it was founded in 1895. She is also the first woman to hold the position, and the first to do large-scale conservation photography in the field. She began her career at WCS as Art Director of Publications in 1991.
Julie takes photos at WCS’s five New York-based wildlife parks including the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo. She also journeys to remote field locations to photograph some of the world’s leading conservationists, and the culture, wildlife, and wild lands that they aim to protect in more than 60 countries.