Jonathan Irish is a professional outdoor, adventure, and travel photographer based in Washington, DC and represented by National Geographic Creative. He specializes in shooting active/adventure lifestyles, landscapes, and cultures abroad. Clients worldwide, including National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times, BBC, CNN, and many others, have published his work. Jonathan is a proud FujiFilm X-Series photographer, and is also a board member of the American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP), DC-South Chapter.
Prior to this project, Stefanie Payne worked as a creative product development lead for NASA human spaceflight at the agency's headquarters in Washington, DC.
When not telling the story of human exploration in space, she writes about exploration on Earth—with articles appearing in The Huffington Post, The Travel Channel, blogs for The National Geographic Society, The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, IBTimes, RootsRated, and the Daily Meal. Stefanie is a member of the Travel Writers Network and is a top reviewer on TripAdvisor, where she is in the top 1% of all Washington, DC reviewers. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.