Cristina Mittermeier is co-founder of SeaLegacy, president of Only One and a National Geographic contributing photographer. She is also the founder of the International League of Conservation Photographers.
Mittermeier graduated from the ITESM University in Mexico with a degree in Biochemical Engineering in Marine Sciences and later attended the Fine Art Photography program at the Corcoran College for the Arts in Washington, D.C. In 2005 she founded the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) to provide a platform for photographers working on environmental issues. In 2014 she co-founded Sea Legacy, a non-profit dedicated to protecting the ocean, with her partner, Canadian photographer Paul Nicklen. SeaLegacy is an organization dedicated to promoting the protection of the world’s oceans through storytelling.
Mittermeier's work has been published in hundreds of publications, including National Geographic Magazine, McLean’s and TIME. In 2016 she received the Imaging Award for Photographers who Give Back. She is a member of the World Photographic Academy. Mittermeier is a Sony Artisan of Imagery, is recognized as one of the World’s top 40 Most Influential Outdoor Photographers by Outdoor Magazine and was named one of National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurers of the Year.