Lucas Bustamante is a wildlife photographer and biologist from Ecuador. He is the photographic director of Tropical Herping, an institution he co-founded in 2009 to help preserve tropical reptiles and amphibians through tourism, photography, education, and research. His work has been featured in National Geographic, BBC Wildlife Magazine, and many other publications. He is a Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice prize winner, and is an Associate Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. Bustamante’s primary objective is to use photography as a tool to promote wildlife conservation.