Gustav W. Verderber is an author, professional nature photographer, naturalist, diver, and professor of biology and environmental science at Northern Vermont University.

He has traveled the world, from the arctic to the Galápagos Islands, from Alaska to Kenya to photograph Earth's natural wonders. His images have appeared on the covers of leading national and international publications including Natural History and Nature's Best, and he's a contributing editor for Nature Photographer magazine.

His books, Photographing Yellowstone National Park, and two memoirs are available on

Mr. Verderber lives in Troy, VT with his wife Cheryl, their four-legged kids: dogs Charlie, Jolie, and Heidi, and cats Cassie and Lia.

After graduating from The Ohio State University with an M.Sc. degree in zoology, Gustav strapped a tent and sleeping bag to his motorcycle and took off with his camera and a dream of becoming a professional nature photographer. Vermont Magazine now regards him as one of New England’s finest nature photographers.

It's the depth, not the breadth of life that matters in the end. "Not the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away."