Melissa Groo is a freelance wildlife and conservation photographer and writer committed to putting images and words to work for wild lives and the places they live. She considers herself a “wildlife biographer” as much as a photographer, seeking to reveal the hidden and complex lives of wildlife.
Melissa is an Associate Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers. She’s a contributing editor to Audubon magazine and writes a bimonthly column on wildlife photography for Outdoor Photographer magazine. Her photographs and articles have been appeared in many publications, including Smithsonian, Audubon, Outdoor Photographer, National Wildlife, and Natural History. She has completed four assignments for Smithsonian magazine, including one on Spirit Bears. This photograph was captured during that assignment.
Melissa is represented by Nat Geo Creative.