Jenny E. Ross is an award-winning freelance photographer and writer specializing in wildlife natural history and conservation, ecosystems, and environmental issues. She travels extensively throughout the world, striving to create unusual photographs that capture the essence of wild animals and wild places, explain scientific research to non-scientists, inspire concern and action for wildlife conservation and ecosystem protection, and elicit a renewed appreciation of the natural world.
As the child of a Shakespearean scholar and a painter, Jenny grew up with an abiding appreciation for both intellectual and artistic pursuits. She graduated from Stanford University with a major in philosophy and substantial coursework in the natural sciences, obtained a law degree at Harvard Law School, and practiced law successfully for more than 10 years - in civil litigation, environmental law, and criminal prosecution. During that time, however, she also nurtured a profound love of photography, wildlife, and wild places. Ultimately, she decided to leave the practice of law and devote herself full-time to photography and writing.
Jenny's photographs have appeared in a variety of magazines and other publications, and have been used for calendars and greeting cards. Her fine art prints of wildlife and landscapes have been exhibited at a variety of public venues, including the Anchorage Museum of History & Art, the California Academy of Sciences Natural History Museum, the California Exposition, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Lindsay Wildlife Museum, and the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. She is represented by several galleries in California, Nevada, and Florida, and her photographs are in many private collections - including that of former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
In addition to assignments, editorial projects, and fine art photography, Jenny's work includes: lecture/slideshow presentations about natural history and conservation issues for museums, non-governmental organizations, and government agencies; stock photography of wildlife, landscapes, ecosystems, scientific research, conservation, and environmental issues; nature photography workshops; and wildlife photography expeditions. She is also currently working on several book projects.
1% of the profits from my work goes to support International League of Conservation Photographers.