Steve Winter began his career as a photojournalist for Black Star Photo Agency. Since then, he has produced stories for Stern, Geo, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Natural History, Audubon, Business Week, and Scientific American, among other publications. Winter has photographed for National Geographic magazine for two decades, producing stories on Cuba, Russia’s giant Kamchatka bears, a new tiger reserve in Myanmar’s Hukaung Valley, life along the Irrawaddy River, jaguars in Latin America, and snow leopards in Ladakh, India. He recently traveled through India, Sumatra, and Thailand to document dwindling populations of Asian tigers and the threats that face them, coverage that appeared in the December 2011 National Geographic. In 2008, Winter was named BBC’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year for his photograph of a snow leopard taken in Ladakh, India. The next year he was awarded a first prize in the Nature category of the World Press Photo contest. Most recently, he won the 2011 PoYi Global Vision Award, for his story on India’s Kaziranga National Park, following it with the 2012 award for his story on tigers.
Winter now also works as director of media for Panthera, a non-profit organization focused on wild cat conservation. His first book—on tigers—is due out in 2013.