Jenny is a conservation photographer, cave diver, and educator. Her love for the ocean growing up inspired her to study marine biology at Brown University and later to work as a biologist at the U.S. Geological Survey. Her work as a photographer is informed by her scientific background, and she uses her imagery to give a voice to science and conservation. She specializes in cave diving, underwater photography, and 360 underwater imagery.
Jenny is currently finishing the last few months of her PhD at the University of Florida (graduating May 2018). Her graduate work has focused on freshwater, specifically building a new water ethic and reconnecting the next generation of Floridians to the aquifer beneath their feet. With the support of National Geographic, she developed and implemented an environmental education program called Walking on Water that immerses elementary school students in the springs, cameras in hand, and teaches them about the aquifer via the first 360-virtual tour of the Floridan Aquifer. Her interdisciplinary research blends science, communications, and education and seeks to understand how we can most effectively use conservation photography as a tool in both communications and environmental education.
She is a National Geographic Explorer and a TEDxJacksonville alumna and has exhibited throughout Florida and at the Royal Geographical Society in London. You can find links to her published work here and more photos on Instagram @jmadler.
National Geographic Explorer
National Geographic Magazine. Meet the Woman Who Dives in Our Drinking water. Photo by Jennifer Adler, article by Daniel Stone. (April 2017)
National GeographicExplorer Classroom presentation (Jan 2017)
TEDxJacksonville Speaker (October 2015): Illusions: a lens into our fragile freshwater
The Nature Conservancy Photo Contest, Overall Runner-up for photo titled "Dancing at the Edge" (2016)
Shortlist, Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition (June 2016) - Photo titled "Hope" on display at the Royal Geographical Society in London (29 June – 21 August)
Named one of the Top 10 Female Nature Photographers to Watchby Wild Planet Photo Magazine (2016)
Freshwater ScienceCover, March 2017, Vol 36, Issue 1
*For a more complete list of publications, presentations, and awards, see this page.