When Michael was six years old, he dreamed of having his own zoo. Oblivious of the complexities of captivity and animal rights, he wanted to be surrounded by the wildlife he read about in his massive mammal reference book, a book that probably weighed a third of his weight at the time. Today, this excitement with wildlife has manifested itself into photography and filmmaking. Such excitement, alongside a sense of urgency for the planet’s protection, drives him to chase animals and conservation projects across the globe.