Our Photographers

Meet the talented National Geographic photographers whose images you see on this site

Virtually every photo you see on this website and in our brochures, advertising, and emails was shot by our talented expedition photographers (with some exceptions, such as a new geography requiring images not in our library) and depict wildlife, vistas, or events that guests aboard experienced as well. Meet the talented National Geographic photographers, Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructors, and passionate naturalists responsible for the inspiring images in our photo library. It is through their talent and hard work that we are able to share the wonders of the wild world with so many people.

  • Corey Arnold

    National Geographic Photographer
    A documentary and fine art photographer, as well as commercial fisherman, Corey Arnold has been working and photographing on the Bering Sea since he first landed a job on a King crab fishing boat in 2002. He now captains a commercial salmon fishing operation during the summer in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and continues to explore man’s relationship with nature in the Bering Sea wilderness with his camera. His vast experience visiting remote Alaskan outposts and native villages surrounding the Bering Sea and many years of sea time working on fishing boats has given him a unique perspective and insider knowledge of the region and its inhabitants.

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  • Kirsten Luce

    National Geographic Photographer
    Kirsten Luce is a photojournalist who began her career working for a small newspaper along the United States-Mexico border. She has worked for National Geographic in Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil, and her favorite story so far was “How Fireflies are Keeping this Tiny Mexican Town Alive" in Tlaxcala, Mexico, which was published in the August 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine. Her photos have also appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s, Bloomberg Businessweek, TIME, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, GEO, and Le Monde, among other outlets. Kirsten’s work has been exhibited in Italy, Germany, Trinidad, and the U.S., and was recognized by the Creative Arts Annual as well as American Photography, awarded a Getty Grant for Editorial Photography, and nominated for a National Magazine Award.

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  • Krystle Wright

    National Geographic Photographer
    Krystle Wright is an adventure photographer, cinematographer, and director from Australia, although she now lives a semi-nomadic lifestyle in her quest to capture and present unique moments from extreme sports, expeditions, and adventures across the globe. National Geographic lists Krystle as one of the leading female adventure photographers who is pushing the limits in the industry. The world has no boundaries, and she will do whatever it takes to shoot from her unique perspective–whether hanging from precarious positions on remote cliff edges, swimming through jagged, unexplored canyons, or trudging for days through baleful weather. For Wright, it’s about that final experience–capturing a fleeting moment, sharing a treasured insight, telling incredible stories about impassioned endeavors that might otherwise go undocumented.

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  • Jenny Adler

    National Geographic Photographer
    Jennifer Adler is a conservation photographer and National Geographic grant recipient. Originally trained as a marine biologist, she worked as a biologist at the U.S. Geological Survey after graduating from Brown University. Jenny now uses her background in science to inform her imagery and tell visual stories that communicate science and conservation. A cave diver and freediver with extensive photography experience in extreme underwater environments, an ongoing theme in Adler’s work is the connection between people and water in a changing climate. Many of her stories also focus on women in science. Her grant-funded and assignment work has taken her all over the world to document science and conservation, including assignments for The Nature Conservancy and grant-funded projects for National Geographic and the International Women’s Media Foundation. Her story documenting an underwater dye trace study was featured on National Geographic’s website and her dissertation, called Water’s Story, was funded in part by the National Geographic Society. Her PhD research investigated how we can use photography as a tool in environmental education and communication, and her work teaching kids about freshwater and creating the first 360-degree virtual tour in Florida’s underwater caves was featured in National Geographic magazine. Jenny has taught conservation photography in Cuba through the University of Florida School of Journalism and in Belize for National Geographic Student Expeditions. She is also a frequent international speaker, including a 2015 TEDx talk, and has taught Impact Storytelling workshops for National Geographic. She is represented by the National Geographic Image Collection.

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  • Bob Krist

    National Geographic Photographer
    Bob Krist is a freelance photographer who works regularly on assignment for magazines such as National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, and Islands. During his work, he has been stranded on a glacier in Iceland, nearly run down by charging bulls in southern India, and knighted with a cutlass during a Trinidad voodoo ceremony. He won the title of "Travel Photographer of the Year" from the Society of American Travel Writers in 1994, 2007, and again at the 2008 convention. In 2000 his work was honored at the Eisenstaedt Awards for Magazine Photography in New York City.

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  • Sadie Quarrier

    National Geographic Photographer
    Sadie Quarrier has been a Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic magazine for 16 years and on staff for nearly 25. Sadie primarily led the adventure and exploration beat, planning, producing, and editing stories on all media platforms including print, digital, and social, and more recently she oversees National Geographic's efforts to create impactful mobile-first stories. She also teams up with photographers and filmmakers on a diverse range of other topics including the environment, conservation, wildlife, and indigenous cultures, and more recently. Her work has taken her around the globe, to such places as Everest Base Camp, eastern Nepal, Qatar, India, Australia, Costa Rica, Cuba, as well as Antarctica, where she went on a scouting trip in 2017 looking for future story ideas.

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  • Karen Copeland

    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor
    Born and raised in Canada, Karen received her B.Sc. in biology from the University of Waterloo, her M.D. from the University of Western Ontario and interned at McMaster University in Hamilton. Detouring from hospital hallways, Karen soon became a whitewater guide and published photographer, fulfilling a passion for knowledge that began with botany and led to geology and ornithology.

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  • Max Lowe

    National Geographic Photographer
    Photographer and filmmaker Max Lowe was born into traveling shoes. Son of famous alpinist Conrad Anker and writer and artist Jennifer Lowe-Anker, Max was exposed from a young age to the magic in traveling to and observing some of the world’s most remote cultures and environments. Taking up storytelling as his creed, he received a National Geographic Young Explorers grant in 2012, and since then, has shot on and produced for National Geographic Adventure and National Geographic magazines, as well as National Geographic Travel. Max has appeared on The BBC as well as in the internationally released National Parks Adventure IMAX film, and in publications including Science Magazine, Men’s Journal, and Outside Magazine. He has also produced still and film content for brands such as The North Face, Red Bull, Yeti Coolers, and Eddie Bauer.

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  • Kike Calvo

    National Geographic Photographer
    Award-winning photographer, journalist, and author Kike Calvo specializes in culture and environment. He has been on assignment in more than 90 countries, working on stories ranging from belugas in the Arctic to traditional Hmong costumes in Laos.

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  • José Guerrero

    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor
    José Guerrero Vela is an Ecuadorian permanent resident of the Galapagos. His mother was born in the islands and his grandfather was one of the first generation of teachers in the Galapagos, which has always inspired him to promote education as the main path to protect the archipelago.

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