Blake DeBock is an accomplished photographer and explorer. Traveling throughout the year, DeBock works to capture stories of Earth's wildest and most inspiring places as he discovers them for himself. Growing up in California, his father introduced him to the mountains in the Sierra Nevada. Instantly he was hooked and trips to the mountains became frequent. For five years he shadowed under surf photographer Aaron Chang learning from one of the most successful in the industry. At age 20 he had the urge to step far outside of his comfort zone and travel to a place he knew nothing about. His first trip abroad brought him to Chilean Patagonia where he spent many months hiking in the mountains and observing the wildlife. Not long after he left Patagonia, he was back within a year for his next expedition and then another. Now at 24, DeBock travels the world working on his projects and art. Even in such remote places of the planet, he found himself face to face with global issues like the accelerated loss of wild places. DeBock quickly recognized that his work could reach people around the world as a vehicle for conservation and he strives to protect what he loves.