Gab Mejia is a Filipino conservation photographer and emerging environmental filmmaker.
He is an international award-winning photographer and a National Geographic Explorer covering stories on nature, wildlife, the climate crisis, and indigenous people. He is a contributor to National Geographic Your Shot and has published stories from the receding glaciers of Patagonia for the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, to the critically-endangered dwarf buffalos for the World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF) and for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
He is a 2019 Jackson Wild Media Lab Fellow and a Nikon Asia Ambassador having presented stories in several TEDx talks. He is the co-founder and Communications and Outreach lead of Youth Engaged in Wetlands, the global youth network advocating for the conservation of wetlands and natural-climate solutions around the world.
Mejia is also a weekly writer for an environmental column in The Manila Times, and is currently pursuing a civil engineering degree in the University of the Philippines as he aspires to become an environmental engineer integrating his career in the arts and science.
When I was 13 after my first major hike in Mt. Kinabalu in Malaysia, I was so inspired that I told myself that when I turn legal at the age of 18, I will start traveling the world. Being young and even studying civil engineering as an aspiring environmental engineer in the university never stopped me from living this dream of mine.
And so I did.
Through photography, in just two years I was able to climb 60+ mountains, go to 15 countries, explore 6 continents, and travel around 30 provinces in my homeland the Philippines learning about mountains and the environment, and sharing these stories and photographs to different schools and universities raising awareness of environmental protection to these landscapes .
But my adventure has just begun and I am ready to keep exploring one summit, one mountain, and one world to save it.
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