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.

  • Trevor Frost

    National Geographic Photographer
    Trevor Frost is a photographer, filmmaker, and National Geographic Expeditions Council Grantee. At the age of 22, he received his first grant from National Geographic to map and photograph caves in Central Africa. At 29, he completed his first feature story as a photographer for National Geographic magazine on gelada monkeys in the highlands of Ethiopia. With the support of the National Geographic Society, he is now working on a multi-year project to photograph and film saltwater crocodiles in Northern Australia using specially designed remote cameras. In addition to his own photography, Trevor has worked as a cameraman on a number of projects, including a three-year effort to document wild orangutans in Borneo with renowned wildlife photographer Tim Laman for the National Geographic Channel. Trevor is currently working on a film on orangutans that will premiere later this year. He has won several awards, and was chosen by Nick Nichols and the prestigious LOOK3 Photography Festival as one of the world's top emerging photographers. Trevor also works as an advisor with Focused on Nature, a non-profit based in Geneva that supports conservation projects globally. Trevor lives in Richmond, Virginia next to the James River.

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  • Heather Perry

    National Geographic Photographer

    Photographer Heather Perry’s passion for places surrounded by water led to a specialization in underwater and surface images, lifestyle, and environmental portraits. Heather started swimming competitively as a child in pools and in Long Island Sound and knew from early on that she was most comfortable in the water. She went on to study marine biology and began her career as a photographer in tropical seas just a few years later.

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  • Len Jenshel

    National Geographic Photographer

    Over two-plus decades as National Geographic contributing photographers, Diane Cook and Len Jenshel have shot more than ten feature articles for National Geographic magazine and many more for National Geographic Traveler. Their work spans nature and beauty, culture, the environment, and science, and is represented in more than 100 major museum collections worldwide.

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  • Phil Schermeister

    National Geographic Photographer

    During the past 25 years, Phil Schermeister completed more than 40 major assignments for the National Geographic Book Division, National Geographic magazine and other National Geographic publications. He has photographed on assignment in more than 40 National Parks around the United States and has published six single-photographer books with National Geographic, including Range of Light, Our National Parks and America's Western Edge. Some of his other assignments have included coverage of Quechua Indians in the Andes of Peru, Tarahumara Indians in Mexico’s Copper Canyon and Native Americans across the Western United States. Phil is drawn to high-latitudes, and has photographed all types of natural landscapes from National Parks, Seashores, and Recreation Areas to Wild and Scenic Rivers and National Wildlife Refuges. In his search for “decisive moments” in nature, Schermeister seeks to find drama in the changing light and seasons as the forces of nature continue to sculpt an unfinished natural landscape.

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  • Jenny Adler

    National Geographic Photographer

    Jennifer Adler is conservation photographer, educator, and National Geographic Explorer. She is a cave diver and has extensive photography experience in extreme underwater environments. She is originally trained as a marine biologist and worked as a biologist at the U.S. Geological Survey after graduating from Brown. She now uses her background in science to inform her imagery and tell visual stories that communicate science and conservation. Her story documenting an underwater dye trace study was featured on National Geographic's website and her PhD dissertation, called Visual Ecology, was funded in part by the National Geographic Society.

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  • Erika Skogg

    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

    Born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Erika credits her northern upbringing for her resilience to freezing temperatures and propensity towards exploration. Erika blended her love of adventure guiding with her photography education at Montana State University to join National Geographic Expeditions in 2011, designing and guiding photography trips around the world.

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  • Sisse Brimberg

    National Geographic Photographer

    Born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark, Sisse Brimberg has been a regular photographer for National Geographic since 1976, when a Danish grant allowed her to study photojournalism at the Society. She worked as an apprentice in a commercial photo studio while attending photography school, and later operated her own studio in Copenhagen for five years before coming to National Geographic.

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  • Walter Perez

    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

    Walter was born in a very small town on the mainland of Ecuador. His first trip to the Galápagos was when he was 12 years old, visiting friends and aunt, who had moved to the islands. From the first moment he saw the Islands, he fell in love with them and knew then where his future home would be.

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  • Carlos Calvo Obando

    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

    Carlos is a freelance wildlife photographer and photography instructor from Costa Rica. Passionate about travel and education, he also works as a certified naturalist guide on the beaches, jungles, and mountains of that beautiful tropical paradise. With 20 years of experience leading groups and making images and portraits of Costa Rican creatures and landscapes, he loves to share his knowledge and tricks with enthusiasm, simplicity, and a good sense of humor.

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  • Ralph Lee Hopkins

    National Geographic Photographer

    Santa Fe-based photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins is founder and director of the Expedition Photography program for the Lindblad-National Geographic alliance. For more than 20 years he has lead expeditions from the Arctic to Antarctica and points in between.

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