Episode 059 - Morgan Heim is an award winning wildlife conservation storyteller
Morgan (Mo) Heim is a Senior Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers who holds degrees in Zoology (BS) and Environmental Journalism (MA). She has worked on two National Geographic granted projects, one on urban coyotes, and the other for the feature film Deer 139, following the migration of a single, pregnant mule deer across Wyoming. Her photos and writing appear in outlets, such as BBC Wildlife, Smithsonian, Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Magazine, Newsweek and Playboy. Her film collaborations have appeared in Banff Mountain Film Festival, Adventure Film, Telluride and the International Wildlife Film Festival. In 2016, The Snow Guardian, (which she made while a Producer at Day’s Edge Productions), received second place in the Film4Climate Competition in associate with COP22 and has since gone viral with over 10 million views on National Geographic.
She’s been honored in both the Wildlife Photographer of the Year (2018) and Big Picture Natural World Photo Competition (2015 and 2018) for conservation photojournalism, as well a recipient of multiple grants (Philip Hyde and Fund for Environmental Journalism).
When not on assignment, she likes to spend time hiking with her dog and husband in the wilds of Oregon, is an avid gamer, and loves cooking elaborate meals while listening to music and enjoying the occasional nip of whiskey.
See more of her work on her personal channels:
Neon Raven Story Labs
Conservation Storyteller Workshop with Morgan Heim and Jaymi Heimbuch
"I'm always identifying stories that I think will have very present visual that could be documented and they are still in progress which can be challenging sometimes because you don't necessarily have an answer to your question yet. You've got information that's new that maybe been discovered that you can relate but there's often you don't have the conclusion of the story. You're kind of leaving things open to the audience, what's gonna happen next and you kinda don't know and the audience might actually be the ones that help decide what happens next because there's some sort of legislation coming up or some sort of tipping point for the issue that's happening." ~Morgan Heim on selecting a wildlife conservation project
Deer 139 Trailer by Morgan Heim