Ronan Donovan

National Geographic Photographer

A biologist turned photographer and filmmaker, Ronan Donovan’s camera has taken him to all seven continents in search of elusive wildlife and stories about our natural world. His desire to use visual storytelling as a way to reach a greater audience was sparked after spending 2011 studying wild chimpanzees in the canopy in Uganda for Harvard University. Donovan's photographic journeys for National Geographic magazine include an entire year living inside Yellowstone National Park documenting the life of wild wolves, covering the human-wildlife conflict between wild chimpanzees and humans in Africa, and hiking volcanoes to photograph mountain gorillas. He has also made multiple trips to Alaska and Canada's western coast, from the Inside Passage to the San Juan Islands and beyond.

Ronan's images have hung on the walls of the Natural History Museum in London and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. For the past 10 years, Ronan has lived in Montana, where he loves to explore the Rocky Mountains around his home in Bozeman.

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