Carlton Ward Jr.

United States

Carlton Ward Jr. is a conservation photographer and National Geographic Explorer from Florida, United States. He uses photography to inspire appreciation and protection of his home state’s original nature and culture.

Carlton Ward Jr founded the Florida Wildlife Corridor campaign in 2010 and has since trekked more than 2,000 miles through the Corridor to showcase a statewide vision to keep Florida wild. He is the author of four books, and his photographs have been published in magazines including National Geographic, Audubon, and Smithsonian

Carlton Ward Jr is a Fellow of the Explorer Club and Royal Geographical Society. He received the Conservation Leadership Award from the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida and the Rolex Artist-in-Exploration Award from the Explorers Club. 

His current project, Path of the Panther, is creating an unprecedented glimpse into the life of one America’s most endangered and elusive animals. . 

World Press Photo Involvement:
Award-winning photographer 2021 Photo Contest

Carlton Ward Jr on Social Media:
Instagram: @carltonward
Twitter: @CarltonWard

Carlton Ward Jr.

Portrait credit: Malia Byrtus