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Carlton Ward Jr.

Conservation Photographer & National Geographic Explorer; Founder of Florida Wild

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Carlton Ward Jr. Biography

Carlton Ward Jr is a conservation photographer and National Geographic Explorer whose passion for nature was born from the Florida landscape. His mission is to inspire appreciation and protection of Florida’s original nature and culture – the endangered wildness that is often hidden in plain sight but very much needs our attention to be saved.

Ward began his career working with the Smithsonian Institution in Central Africa, leading to his first book, The Edge of Africa, and a photography exhibit with the United Nations. In 2004, he retrained his focus on his native Florida, motivated by eight generations of family heritage and a drive to bring new attention and protection to the state’s under-appreciated wild heart. Ward published Florida Cowboys in 2009 and founded the Florida Wildlife Corridor project in 2010. With fellow explorers Mallory Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie, he has since trekked more than 2,000 miles through the Corridor, during two National Geographic supported expeditions, which both produced award-winning books, PBS films and widespread outreach for the statewide vision to keep Florida wild.

Recent honors include receiving the Conservation Leadership Award from the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida, being named a Florida Icon by Florida Trend magazine and serving as the Rolex Artist in Exploration with the Explorers Club.

Ward’s photographs are widely exhibited and collected, and are published in newspapers and magazines including Audubon, Smithsonian, Nature Conservancy and National Geographic. Learn more about his photography and fine art prints by visiting his website or his studio in Tampa. Purchasing Ward’s art helps empower him to stay on the front lines as a voice for conservation in Florida.

In 2013, Ward founded Florida Wild, a media and production company working to elevate and protect wild Florida through strategic communications. Current productions include Chasing Ghosts and Path of the Panther, both in partnership with Grizzly Creek Films. Non-profit and agency partners include National Geographic, The Nature Conservancy, Florida Wildlife Corridor, Palm Beach Zoological Society, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and US Fish & Wildlife Service.

The Path of the Panther project has been Ward’s full-time focus since 2016, supported by grants from the National Geographic Society and numerous partners. Ward and his team are managing a network of professional photography and video camera traps throughout critical habitat of the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Their purpose is to inspire a public and political movement to save the Florida Wildlife Corridor through the story of the endangered Florida panther.

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Florida Cowboys: Keepers of the Last Frontier [Hardcover] [2009] (Author) Carlton Ward Jr., Patrick D. Smith

Florida Cowboys: Keepers of the Last Frontier [Hardcover] [2009] (Author) Carlton Ward Jr., Patrick D. Smith

The Edge of Africa

The Edge of Africa

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    Speaking fees for Carlton Ward Jr., or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Carlton Ward Jr. are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Carlton Ward Jr., click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
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    Carlton Ward Jr. is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Animals & Wildlife, Art, Arts & Humanities, Conservation, Culture, Earth Day, Environment, Journalism, Photography.
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    Carlton Ward Jr. generally travels from Tampa, FL, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Carlton Ward Jr. for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Carlton Ward Jr. for your next private or corporate function.
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Conservation Photographer & National Geographic Explorer; Founder of Florida Wild

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Carlton Ward Jr. Biography

Carlton Ward Jr is a conservation photographer and National Geographic Explorer whose passion for nature was born from the Florida landscape. His mission is to inspire appreciation and protection of Florida’s original nature and culture – the endangered wildness that is often hidden in plain sight but very much needs our attention to be saved.

Ward began his career working with the Smithsonian Institution in Central Africa, leading to his first book, The Edge of Africa, and a photography exhibit with the United Nations. In 2004, he retrained his focus on his native Florida, motivated by eight generations of family heritage and a drive to bring new attention and protection to the state’s under-appreciated wild heart. Ward published Florida Cowboys in 2009 and founded the Florida Wildlife Corridor project in 2010. With fellow explorers Mallory Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie, he has since trekked more than 2,000 miles through the Corridor, during two National Geographic supported expeditions, which both produced award-winning books, PBS films and widespread outreach for the statewide vision to keep Florida wild.

Recent honors include receiving the Conservation Leadership Award from the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida, being named a Florida Icon by Florida Trend magazine and serving as the Rolex Artist in Exploration with the Explorers Club.

Ward’s photographs are widely exhibited and collected, and are published in newspapers and magazines including Audubon, Smithsonian, Nature Conservancy and National Geographic. Learn more about his photography and fine art prints by visiting his website or his studio in Tampa. Purchasing Ward’s art helps empower him to stay on the front lines as a voice for conservation in Florida.

In 2013, Ward founded Florida Wild, a media and production company working to elevate and protect wild Florida through strategic communications. Current productions include Chasing Ghosts and Path of the Panther, both in partnership with Grizzly Creek Films. Non-profit and agency partners include National Geographic, The Nature Conservancy, Florida Wildlife Corridor, Palm Beach Zoological Society, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and US Fish & Wildlife Service.

The Path of the Panther project has been Ward’s full-time focus since 2016, supported by grants from the National Geographic Society and numerous partners. Ward and his team are managing a network of professional photography and video camera traps throughout critical habitat of the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Their purpose is to inspire a public and political movement to save the Florida Wildlife Corridor through the story of the endangered Florida panther.

Carlton Ward Jr. Videos

  • Carlton Ward Jr on Vimeo
  • Carlton Ward Jr's Videos on Vimeo
  • Carlton Ward Jr - Florida Conservation Photographer

Carlton Ward Jr. Books

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  • How do I book Carlton Ward Jr. to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Carlton Ward Jr. for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Carlton Ward Jr., or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Carlton Ward Jr. or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Carlton Ward Jr.

    Speaking fees for Carlton Ward Jr., or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Carlton Ward Jr. are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Carlton Ward Jr., click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Carlton Ward Jr. speak about?

    Carlton Ward Jr. is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Animals & Wildlife, Art, Arts & Humanities, Conservation, Culture, Earth Day, Environment, Journalism, Photography.
  • Where does Carlton Ward Jr. travel from?

    Carlton Ward Jr. generally travels from Tampa, FL, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Carlton Ward Jr.’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Carlton Ward Jr. for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Carlton Ward Jr. for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Carlton Ward Jr. or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Carlton Ward Jr. is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Carlton Ward Jr. for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Carlton Ward Jr. generally travels from Tampa, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are David Doubilet, Annie Griffiths, Sophie Darlington, Rick Ridgeway and Louie Psihoyos. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Carlton Ward Jr. for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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    Carlton Ward Jr's Videos on Vimeo
  • Carlton Ward Jr - Florida Conservation Photographer

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