About Award-winning photographer Bill Hatcher has spent 25 years photographing adventure, science and exploration around the world. Bill’s first story for National Geographic magazine, “Storming the Tower” (April 1996), was a photographic journey of the epic struggle of four climbers to reach the summit of Nameless Tower, a 21,000-foot (6,400-meter) granite spire in Pakistan. Hatcher’s subsequent stories for National Geographic documented mountain climbers on Denali, the first traverse by bike of the Alaskan Range, exploration of slot canyons in the American Southwest, scientific endeavors to study giant trees in Borneo, Australia and Tasmania. Hatcher authored The National Geographic Field Guide to Adventure Photography. Hatcher’s editorial, commercial, and video work has received several awards, including those from Communication Arts, ARCHIVE, and the Emmy Awards. His photography have been published widely, both in the U.S. and internationally. Hatcher has also photographed feature stories for Smithsonian, Outside magazine, Newsweek, Paris Match, and GEO, in addition to many specialized magazines such as Climbing, Rock and Ice, Bike, Snowboarding, and Archaeology. Bill has recently relocated to Tucson, Arizona and looks forward to exploring the remarkable rivers, canyons and deserts of the American Southwest.