Derek Reich has been a freelance photographer for close to 30 years, working for every major news network as well as National Geographic, Animal Planet, Discovery and many others.
Still photography is his
passion and hobby, specializing in nature and landscape.
In the late 90s he
met Doug and Lynne Seus who sparked his
interest in grizzly bears and his
desire to help with conservation efforts.
Derek has been an advisory member to Vital Ground for over a decade and has contributed many images to a variety of Vital Ground's projects.
Derek was the director of photography for the Animal Planet series "Growing Up Grizzly," featuring the Sues' with Honey Bump and Bart.
still contributes his
time and footage to Vital Ground
and consults with media to ensure responsible messages in shows about bears.