Chris Eckstrom

is a writer and videographer whose work celebrates the natural world and explores the coexistence of people and wildlife
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of images stories and events
to inspire wonder and concern
about our living planet
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Photo by @FransLanting We send our warmest wishes for the holidays to you and those dear to you, no matter where you are, which language you speak, or how you celebrate. We pray for peace in the year to come. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, , Prettige Feestdagen, , Feliz Navida...
Photo by @franslanting Our friend Morad Tahbaz flew to freedom earlier today with four other American citizens after the Biden administration negotiated their release from prison in Iran. Morad is a cheetah conservationist with whom Frans had the pleasure to work while he documented Asias last ch...
Photo by @ChristineEckstrom Its tequila time for Frans Lanting and Art Wolfe in New York while they are preparing for their joint program at the B&H Bild Expo. Join Frans and Art on Sep. 7 at 4 PM EST in person or virtually and come hear @FransLanting 's keynote about the Power of Story on Sep. 7...
Photo by @FransLanting Emperor penguins live in a race against ice and time. Each winter, they nest and raise their chicks on the sea ice surrounding Antarctica. The chicks must reach maturity before the sea ice breaks up in late summer. Otherwise they wont survive. As temperatures grow warmer ev...
Photo by @FransLanting On World Environment Day, June 5, we recognize that the survival of big cats in Asia depends on people who care. The Asiatic cheetah is on the brink of extinction. Yet in Iran where Frans made this rare photo, seven prominent cheetah conservationists have been jailed unjus...
Photo by @FransLantingDear Friends, @FransLanting and I are delighted to join legendary marine explorer and conservationist Dr. Sylvia Earle for a webinar on Tuesday March 28 at 3:00 pm PDT. We will talk about environmental hope spots around the world, especially Californias Monterey Bay. We hope...
Video by @franslanting Lanting Monterey Bays Pajaro River has breached a levee and is flooding a nearby community and agricultural lands far beyond. Its another extreme weather event that adds to the recent storms weve experienced. Our hearts go out to the people in Pajaro whose lives and livelih...
Photo by @FransLanting Our planet has received a wonderful holiday present. Leaders from 190 nations pledged to protect 30% of the Earth's land and oceans by 2030 to safeguard its biodiversity. We need to take care of nature so that nature can take care of us. Lets hope that 2023 becomes the year...
Photo by @FransLanting Winter storms create create monster waves in Monterey Bay like this one bearing down on local surfer hero @Peter_Mel. Youll hear the story behind this image in one of our upcoming presentations about the Bay of Life. On Sunday Nov 6, @FransLanting will speak at the OPTIC We...
Photo by @FransLanting I am sharing this image in honor of Earth Day. It shows quiver trees against a rocky hillside illuminated by the setting sun in a South African desert. These remarkable succulent trees are a symbol of the resilience of nature because they have evolved to cope with harsh con...
Photo by @FransLanting The whole world is watching as the people of Ukraine show us what unity and courage look like. We stand with them. #ukraine #solidarity #togetherwearestronger #standwithukraine #stopthewar
Tap your screen to hear the music! More tickets have just become available for the performance of our LIFE Symphony with Philip Glass in Liege, Belgium this Saturday January 29 in the gorgeous theatre of the Salle Philharmonique. The LIFE Symphony celebrates life on Earth from the Big Bang to the...