Kathy Moran


Kathy Moran is National Geographic magazine’s first senior editor for natural history projects. A 37-year veteran of the Society, she has at the last count edited more than 320 stories for the magazine. Recent highlights include editing a single-topic issue on the Yellowstone ecosystem and Brent Stirton’s features on Rhinos and Virunga. She was the project manager for the award-winning collaboration of photographer Nick Nichols and Dr J. Michael Fay’s trek across Central Africa. The resulting stories were the impetus for the creation of Gabon’s national park system. Books she has edited books for the Society include Women Photographers at the National Geographic, The Africa Diaries – An Illustrated Life in the Bush, Cat Shots and Tigers Forever, and two anthems of wildlife photography. Named Visual Editor of the Year 2017 by POYi, she was a founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers and has been on the jury of numerous international photography competitions and award programs.

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