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Ted Schiffman has been a nature and wildlife photographer for more then 45 years. His photographs have been published by: the National Geographic Society, the American Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Institution, the Sierra Club, the World Wildlife Fund, the United States Department of Interior, Encyclopedias Americana and Britannica, among many others.

He has lectured at the American Museum of Natural History on the challenges facing the wildlife photographer while on assignment.

Ted Schiffman has also participated in, photographed, and published work about wildlife research on endangered animal species. These species include the California condor, the Florida panther, the peregrine falcon, and the lemurs of Madagascar.

He has been on safari in East Africa 33 times since his first safari and journey to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in 1972. Returning regularly to East Africa, mostly Kenya, he has escorted groups on photographic safari since 1997.

His most significant book, “Treefrogs...prehistoric survivors with a global message,” was published in 2010. He has completed 16 books. His latest published work is entitled "A Toad's Adventure" published in December of 2016. His first book, “Amphoto Guide to Backpacking Photography,”  is a guide to photographic challenges in the wild, published in 1980. He has also published essays on polar bears, bald eagles, and wolves that have appeared in many newspapers.