Science advisor Thomas Bancroft is a writer-photographer focused on the natural world. His goal is to capture people’s imagination, encouraging them to think about life, nature, and the importance of protecting wild things. His Ph.D. is in ornithology, and he was the vice president of the research department at the Wilderness Society and Chief Scientist for National Audubon. He now lives in Seattle, where he serves on the board of Washington Ornithological Society and is chair of the Naturalist Group at the Mountaineers. He teaches birding courses for Eastside Audubon Society and the Mountaineers. Several scientific journals have published his studies, and Audubon, Birding Magazine, American Birds, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Maptia, Mountaineers, and WOS News have published his essays and photography.