Anand Varma

Anand Varma’s photos tell the story behind the science on everything from primate behavior and hummingbird biomechanics to amphibian disease and forest ecology. He started photographing natural history subjects while studying biology at the University of California, Berkeley. He spent several years assisting other photographers before receiving a National Geographic Young Explorer grant to document the wetlands of Patagonia. Varma has since become a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine. His first story, “Mindsuckers,” appeared on the November 2014 cover of the magazine and his second story, “Quest for a Superbee,” appeared in the May 2015 issue. Varma lives in Berkeley, California.