Ron Magill’s wildlife images have been published and displayed around the world. He considers them his most important tools when it comes to engaging and educating the public about the wonders of our world’s wildlife and the important need to protect it for future generations. His passion and love for wildlife radiate through the emotion of his images and how he incorporates them into his storytelling. From being charged by hippos on an African river to sitting in the nest of the world’s most powerful bird of prey in a Tropical Rainforest, Ron will share with you the adventures that led up to the images as well as show you how you can capture impactful wildlife images closer to home.
Ron Magill has worked with wildlife for over 30 years and has had the privilege of having hands-on experience with a tremendous variety of animals ranging from crocodiles to eagles to cheetahs. He is an internationally recognized zoological authority who has appeared on a wide variety of local, national, and international programs including National Geographic Explorer, the Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS This Morning, Dateline, CNN, and the Discovery Networks. Ron is also a frequent wildlife analyst for MSNBC and makes regular appearances on Spanish language television programs including international hits Sabado Gigante and Despierta America.
His extensive experiences have taken him around the globe to explore the wonders of our natural world. From swimming with sea lions off of the Galapagos Islands to tracking tigers on the back of an elephant in India, his adventures have allowed him to live many of the dreams he had as a child. No place has made a greater impact on him than the magical continent of Africa to which he has traveled over 40 times. He considers traveling to the wilds of Africa a “safari of the soul” that will leave the visitor with an indelible impression of indescribable beauty from a world lost in time.
Ron is an award-winning photographer and documentary producer whose images have appeared in publications and galleries around the world including the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Ron believes that photography is his greatest tool when conveying his message regarding the importance of conservation and nature. He hopes his images will help inspire an appreciation for wildlife along with efforts to protect it for generations to come.