Vincent J. Musi.

    For more than 30 years, Vince Musi has photographed diverse subjects—from traveling Route 66 to global warming, life under volcanoes, Sicilian mummies, the American landscape, culture, history and archaeology.

    Born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, in 1962, he studied journalism at Ohio University and has worked at newspapers in California, Montana, Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania.

    Musi began as a freelance photographer with the National Geographic Society in 1993, contributing to several book projects and more than a dozen National Geographic magazine articles. He's been published in TimeNewsweekLifeFortune, and the New York Times Magazine.

    His work was included in National Geographic's Top Ten photographs and he has 11 covers of the magazine to his credit; the most recent was the April 2014 issue on Exotic Pets.

    Lately he's been focusing on the animal world, documenting our relationship with exotic pets, the study of cognition and the process of domestication.

    He was the host of LOOK3, the international festival of photography in

    Charlottesville, Virginia and has been the emcee of the National Geographic Photography Seminar in Washington for 17 years.

    Follow Vincent on Instagram at @vincentjmusi.