Voice for the Wild

It started with a love of bears. But not just any bears — the magnificent brown bears of the Alaska Peninsula. These bears accepted us into their world and left an indelible impact on our lives.

But when a proposed mine threatened these very bears, it united us to work together to protect these amazing animals. 

By forming a community, we believe we can be a powerful voice to promote the conservation of threatened wildlife and wild spaces.

The Collective

Zac Mills, Founder & CEO

As a wildlife photographer, traveler, and former World Bank economist, Zac brings a different perspective to wildlife conservation. He founded the Wildlife Collective to help others become better wildlife photographers and to use their voice for conservation. With leadership roles in several conservation organizations, Zac knows first hand that working together with like-minded individuals can make a difference. A certified guide and bear lover, Zac hopes to entertain you with stories from the wild and to inspire you to take action.


Behzad Larry

A photographer, explorer, and conservationist, Behzad specializes in wildlife, portraiture, and landscapes in the Himalayas, Central Asia, and the Tibetan Plateau. His images have featured in Vogue, Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, FT’s How To Spend It, The Times, Robb Report, Sports Illustrated, and Discover India. Besides English, Behzad speaks Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, and has studied Russian, Arabic, and Farsi. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, and a Nikon Pro.