Christopher Prentiss Michel is an accomplished photojournalist and commercial travel photographer. After earning degrees from the University of Illinois and Harvard Business School, he served as a Mission Commander and Naval Flight Officer in the US Navy and is a member of the Henry Crown Fellowship of the Aspen Institute. His photography includes images from extreme locations, such as the North & South Poles, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Papua New Guinea, the edge of space (aboard a U-2) and humpback whale underwater habitats. Chris has taken portraits of leaders in arts, philosophy, spirituality, science, technology, from the 14th Dalai Lama to members of the Grateful Dead. His work has appeared in countless books, magazines, newspapers, catalogs and blogs.