Stephen James O’Meara is an award-winning photographer specializing in volcanic eruptions around the world. In 1994, O’Meara and his wife Donna founded Volcano Watch International, a research organization dedicated to better understanding Earth’s active volcanoes. The organization uses the O’Mearas’ volcanic images to educate people around the globe about volcanic dangers and help save the lives of people who live on or near volcanoes. The O’Mearas are also part of The National Geographic Expeditions Council and National Geographic Society contract photographers.
Donna O’Meara is recognized worldwide as an award-winning photographer, author and expert on volcanoes. In 1994, O’Meara and her husband Stephen founded Volcano Watch International (VWI), a research organization dedicated to better understanding Earth’s active volcanoes. VWI uses imagery to educate people around the globe about volcanic dangers and what can be done to save the lives of people who live in or near unsafe areas.
In 2001, O’Meara received a grant from the National Geographic Expeditions Council. Today she is a National Geographic Society contract photographer and videographer. O’Meara’s photographs, videos and samples of volcanic rock are part of the permanent archives of the Smithsonian Institution.