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SHANE GROSS Shane Gross is a marine conservation photojournalist based on Vancouver Island, Canada. He is an Associate Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) and a co-founder of the Canadian Conservation Photographers Collective (CCPC). His images have been awarded in some of the most prestigious photo competitions including Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Underwater Photographer of the Year. He is dedicating his life to making images to help save the ocean. His first book, Bahamas Underwater, is available via his website with all funds going to ocean conservation. exploration and the 2022 WINGS World Quest Women of Discovery Award.Please visit to see more of Shane’s work. Shane chose to support the International League of Conservation Photographers – specifically...

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JILL HEINERTH Jill Heinerth is an underwater explorer, writer, photographer, speaker, and filmmaker. Jill was a lead diver on a ground-breaking US Deep Caving Team project piloting the first accurate, 3D cave mapping device - technology bound for space. A pioneer of technical rebreather diving, she led the first dives into underwater caves inside Antarctica's massive B-15 iceberg. From desert oases of the Sahara to Baffin Bay's cold waters, Jill Heinerth becomes the hands and eyes for climatologists, archaeologists, and engineers. Jill is the first Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and a presenter on radio and TV broadcasts worldwide. Her memoir, INTO THE PLANET, has been lauded by the Wall Street Journal, Oprah Magazine, and the New York...

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Michelle Valberg   Michelle is an award-winning Canadian wildlife photographer who has been telling stories with her camera for more than 35 years. She has traveled to all continents in search of adventure and photographic opportunities. She is particularly celebrated for her passion for Canada and the Arctic.  Michelle was appointed to the Order of Canada on June 29th, 2022.She is a Nikon Ambassador and her images appear on magazine covers, in numerous publications, exhibitions and embassies worldwide. Her iconic images appear on a Royal Canadian Mint coin and on Canada Post stamps. Michelle received the Louise Kamookak Medal from the RCGS in 2019, she won the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers in 2021 and was a gold...

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