Photographer Vincent J. Musi explores the ever evolving science on animal cognition and also visits some exotic pets, including the world's deadliest snakes, rodents of unusual size, and other animals you'd never expect to see in someone's living room.
For more than 25 years, Vincent Musi has photographed diverse subjects-from traveling Route 66 to global warming, life under volcanoes, illegal immigration, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, in 1962, Musi studied journalism at Ohio University. He began photographing in 1981 with a series of internships at the Troy (Ohio) Daily News, the Palm Beach Post, the Missoulan in Missoula, Montana, and the San Jose Mercury News. He was a staff photographer with the Pittsburgh Press until it ceased publishing in 1992.
Musi began as a freelance photographer with the National Geographic Society in 1993, contributing to two book projects and many National Geographic magazine articles, on subjects ranging from the Texas Hill Country to Central American hurricanes. He is also a contributor to Time, Newsweek, Life, Fortune, and the New York Times Magazine.