Ami Vitale

United States

Ami Vitale is a photographer, writer and filmmaker currently based in Montana.

Her work has taken her to over 100 countries where she has witnessed civil unrest and violence, but also surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit.

Vitale is an Ambassador for Nikon and a contract photographer with National Geographic magazine. She has documented wildlife and poaching in Africa, covered human-wildlife conflict, and concentrated on efforts to save the northern white rhino and reintroduce pandas to the wild. 

She has been named Magazine photographer of the year in the International Photographer of the Year prize, received the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting and named Magazine Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographer's Association, among others. She is a six-time recipient of World Press Photo awards and recently published a best-selling book, Panda Love, on the secret lives of pandas. 

Vitale was the subject of the Mission Cover Shot series on the National Geographic Channel as well as another documentary series featuring Madagascar (Over the Islands of Africa). She lectures for the National Geographic LIVE series, and she frequently gives workshops throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

World Press Photo Involvement:
Award-winning photographer 2021 Photo Contest
Award-winning photographer 2018 Photo Contest
Award-winning photographer 2017 Photo Contest
Award-winning photographer 2015 Photo Contest
Award-winning photographer 2005 Photo Contest
Award-winning photographer 2003 Photo Contest

Ami Vitale on Social Media:
Instagram: @amivitale
Twitter: @Amivee

Ami Vitale

Image credit: Bryan Liczinsky