As someone who travels a lot, I often forget that beauty can be found in the simplest places. In this case, I was birding in an orchard looking at dozens of beautiful hummingbirds when a sudden rainstorm caught us by surprised. As we all scrambled for cover and waited for the rain to pass, I noticed a single apple with beaded water droplets that felt more beautiful than any of the jeweled birds for which I came.
Ryan is currently a graduate student pursuing his PhD at Duke University in the field of ecology with a concentration in conservation. He has visited every continent other than Antarctica, and has participated in conservation projects across four different continents. Although experienced with still photography, he is most passionate about using documentaries to communicate science to a wider audience. View all posts by Ryan Huang