Joris De Raedt (1987) is a scientific illustrator, graphic artist and photographer with a passion for the natural world. He grew up in Belgium but aspires to travel all over the globe to explore nature reserves and to get in touch with the world’s most spectacular ecosystems. During his master studies in the visual arts his ambition to share his experiences gained field. Joris’s aim is to connect people with the natural world in order to encourage respect towards nature and to show species and ecosystems worth saving. In 2012 Joris finished as first runner-up for the National Geographic Emerging Nature Photographer Award. He graduated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp with magna cum laude and received the award of Graphic Designer of the Year.