Wally Skalij is a staff photographer for The Los Angeles Times. His assignments have taken him all over the world covering major sporting events including the Olympics. Growing up as a sports fan Wally dreamed of becoming a photographer since the age of 14. Skalij has also covered the wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon. His work has been awarded by numerous organization including Pictures of the Year, National Press Photographers Assoc., and most recently World Press, which he earned for his work during the 2018 California wildfires. His passion outside of his career is traveling, boating, woodworking, and being with friends and family.