These questions where posed to Steve during an  “Ask and Expert” Q+A session on the Australian National Geographic Channel Facebook page by followers of that page. We’ve reposted them here with permission. Q.What’s been your scariest moment while on assignment? A. I think it has to be when I was on an elephant with the anti poaching patrol in Kaziranga (National Park in) India–and a rhino attacked us. I almost flew off – that was the scariest moment so far! My assistant who was also with me on that elephant was…

Many photographers ask me how I got started in photography. It all began when I was seven years old and my father gave me my first camera. My Dad was an amateur but was good enough to earn some money on the side photographing weddings and parties. He also owned some great photo books and subscribed to magazines—which proved to be very important to my future career. I remember lying on the floor in front of the fireplace looking through the pages of LIFE and National Geographic. It…