Photographer Anand Varma grew up exploring the streams and wooded lots near his childhood home in Atlanta, Georgia. As a teenager, he picked up his dad’s old camera on a whim and found that he could use it to feed his curiosity about the natural world — and to share his adventures and discoveries with others. After graduating with a degree in integrative biology from UC Berkeley, Varma now helps biologists communicate their research through photographs. His work tells the story behind the science on everything from primate behavior and hummingbird biomechanics to amphibian diseases and mangrove forests.
Photo by Mark Thiessen