ML Parker is a professional photographer, videographer, writer, and adventurer.
Whether I'm working with scientists in the field or folks in the outdoor industry, I use vibrant visuals and compelling writing to promote adventurous spirits, diligence, and discovery.
My photos capture remarkable moments. A snowy summit at sunrise. A blistered hand clutching a rope. A discerning look from a sea turtle.
My writing offers deeper understanding. How is the seismic activity of a volcano similar to heart palpitations in the human body? Why is gainful employment so critical to mental health? What can a marine biologist learn from a fisherman?
Over the past five years, I have worked with a wide variety of scientists. I have written, filmed, and photographed over 100 stories on topics including seismology, astronomy, biology, oceanography, psychology, marine ecology, coastal geomorphology, public health, organic chemistry, and cancer treatments. I have accompanied research teams on expeditions as close as the Outer Banks of North Carolina and as far away as the Antarctic Peninsula.
In addition to documenting the wonderful world of science, I am drawn to stories and activities that highlight human grit, tenacity, and endurance. I enjoy capturing the physical and mental journeys of ultra-marathon runners, rock climbers, mountaineers, and anyone else who loves adventuring in wild places.