Jennifer Adler is a conservation photographer and National Geographic grant recipient. Originally trained as a marine biologist, she worked as a biologist at the U.S. Geological Survey after graduating from Brown University. Jenny now uses her background in science to inform her imagery and tell visual stories that communicate science and conservation.
A cave diver and free diver with extensive photography experience in extreme underwater environments, an ongoing theme in Adler’s work is the connection between people and water in a changing climate. Many of her stories also focus on women in science. Her grant-funded and assignment work has taken her all over the world to document science and conservation, including assignments for The Nature Conservancy and grant-funded projects for National Geographic and the International Women’s Media Foundation. Her story documenting an underwater dye trace study was featured on National Geographic’s website and her dissertation, called Water’s Story, was funded in part by the National Geographic Society. Her PhD research investigated how we can use photography as a tool in environmental education and communication, and her work teaching kids about freshwater and creating the first 360-degree virtual tour in Florida’s underwater caves was featured in National Geographic magazine. Jenny has taught conservation photography in Cuba through the University of Florida School of Journalism and in Belize for National Geographic Student Expeditions. She is also a frequent international speaker, including a 2015 TEDx talk, and has taught Impact Storytelling workshops for National Geographic. She is represented by the National Geographic Image Collection.