Student Speaker Series Media: Steve Winter

Steve Winter Headshot

Steve Winter is a wildlife photojournalist, producing stories across four continents for National Geographic magazine and other media outlets for decades. He photographs both animals and the people that live with them, the environments they inhabit, the threats that face them—and conservation efforts that are saving them.Click here to download Pete's full educator resources packet. 

Visit Steve's website to learn more about him and see some of his amazing photographs.     

Learn even more about Steve at Changemaker Talent

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Background Information

These links have been compiled as a companion to the Vital Impacts Student Speaker Series Educator Resources here. Click here to download the full educator resources packet.

Articles and Books

Ingram, Simon. “Life Through the Lens: Steve Winter.” National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Society, 16 Dec.
2020, https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/article/life-through-the-lens-steve-winter. Accessed 5 Nov. 2023. 

Keefe, Alexa. “How a Photographer Captures Moments With Big Cats.” National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Society, 3 Dec. 2014, https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/article/steve-winter-wildlife-photography-camera-traps-big-cats. Accessed 5 Nov. 2023.

Keefe, Alexa. “A Cougar Ready for his Closeup.” National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Society, 14 Nov.
2013, https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/article/a-cougar-ready-for-his-closeup. Accessed 5 Nov. 2023.

Zuckerman, Catherine. “How this ‘Camera Car’ Captured the Perfect Tiger Close-up.” National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Society, Sept. 2019, https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/animals/2019/07/how-camera-car-captured-perfect-tiger-close. Accessed 5 Nov. 2023.

Chadwick, Douglas H. “Grassland Kingdom.” National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Society, Aug. 2010, https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/article/kaziranga. Accessed 5 Nov. 2023.

Reid, Chip. “Nature Photographer Captures Big Cats in the Wild, and Heartbreak of their Disappearance.” CBS News, 15 Nov. 2013, https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nature-photographer-captures-big-cats-in-the-wild-and-heartbreak-of-their-disappearance/. Accessed 5 Nov. 2023.

Zhang, Michael. “Nat Geo Photographer Gets Jumped by 275-Pound Tiger-Lion Mix.” PetaPixel, 30 Dec. 2019, https://petapixel.com/2019/12/30/nat-geo-photographer-gets-jumped-by-275-pound-tiger-lion-mix/. Accessed 5 Nov. 2023.

Film and Video

“Searching for the Snow Leopard | National Geographic.” YouTube, uploaded by National Geographic, 17 Feb. 2009, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vQDZXlXaAI. Accessed 5 Nov. 2023.

“How a Photo Can Change the World | Mission Critical.” YouTube, uploaded by Nat Geo WILD, 28 Jan. 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDUlBKiXfCA. Accessed 5 Nov. 2023.

“Battling India's Illegal Tiger Trade | National Geographic.” YouTube, uploaded by National Geographic, 12 Feb. 2014, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYlZ2r-3kyg. Accessed 5 Nov. 2023.

“Special Investigation: Famous Tiger Temple Accused of Supplying Black Market | National Geographic.” YouTube, uploaded by National Geographic, 22 Jan. 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lO7OOoZ1o4&t=2s. Accessed 5 Nov. 2023.

“To Save Tigers, India Turns to Kids | National Geographic.” YouTube, uploaded by National Geographic, 21 Feb. 2014, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pas-0QNgyuM. Accessed 5 Nov. 2023.

Websites

“Big Cat Voices - Giving a Voice to the World’s Big Cats.” Big Cat Voices, 2021, https://www.bigcatvoices.org/. Accessed 5 Nov. 2023.

“CHCC - Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence.” Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence, Colorado State University, https://sites.warnercnr.colostate.edu/centerforhumancarnivorecoexistence/. Accessed 22 Oct. 2023.

“Big Cats.” National Geographic, https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/big-cats/. Accessed 5 Nov. 2023.

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants, 2023, https://www.exploringbytheseat.com. Accessed 25 Oct. 2023.

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants, 30 Aug. 2023, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQkEzcH9f_9OylEdmALiWg.

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants, 24 July. 2022, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwKFsJZmdxpFfbyVWQ0_gCyWoXhGAqY3a.

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants, 20 July. 2023,
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwKFsJZmdxpEhK9d-PHhHQqQgdM-2Xay0.

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants, 24 July. 2022,
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwKFsJZmdxpGLflfxa9I5lXsmBoDeRMD0.

“Imogene Cancellare | Snow leopards and Carnivore Conservation.” YouTube, uploaded by Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants, 24 May 2020, https://youtu.be/5mFGxNTZpZY. Accessed 5 Nov. 2023.

“Sugoto Roy | Ensuring Tiger Conservation, Works for the Good of Species, Habitats and People.” YouTube, uploaded by Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants, 25 May 2020, https://youtu.be/MtnPSIbtfGY. Accessed 5 Nov.
2023.

“Shafqat Hussain | Protecting Snow Leopard with Community Participation.” YouTube, uploaded by Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants, 27 May 2021, https://youtu.be/KygtCCg655s. Accessed 5 Nov. 2023.

Activities

“Engaging Students in Conservation: Protecting the Endangered Snow Leopard.” Snow Leopard Trust and Facing the Future, https://snowleopard.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Snow-leopard-curriculum.pdf. Accessed 6 Nov. 2023.

“Teaching Tools about Tigers and Forests | Educator Toolkits | WWF.” World Wildlife Fund, https://www.worldwildlife.org/teaching-resources/toolkits/teaching-tools-about-tigers-and-forests. Accessed 6 Nov. 2023.

“Resolving human-wildlife conflict – a role-play lesson.” Science Journal for Kids and Teens, 27 Aug. 2021, https://www.sciencejournalforkids.org/articles/lesson-ideas/resolving-human-wildlife-conflict/. Accessed 6 Nov. 2023.

Keefe, Alexa. “A Cougar Ready for his Closeup.” National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Society, 14 Nov. 2013, https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/article/a-cougar-ready-for-his-closeup. Accessed 5 Nov. 2023.

Conniff, Richard. “Learning to Live with Leopards.” National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Society, Dec. 2015, https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/article/leopards-moving-to-cities. Accessed 5 Nov. 2023.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Interpreting Steve's photos. Download a pdf of Steve Winter's photographs to discuss using the questions found in the Vital Impacts Educator Resources for  Steve Winter.  

Read and Discuss

Elitsa. “Resolving human-wildlife conflict – a role-play lesson.” Science Journal for Kids and Teens, 27 Aug. 2021, https://www.sciencejournalforkids.org/articles/lesson-ideas/resolving-human-wildlife-conflict/. Accessed 6 Nov. 2023.

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