Our Photographers

Meet the talented 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.

  • Emily Mount
    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

    Emily grew up in Boulder, Colorado and Pullman, Washington.  Her love of nature began as a child during family vacations spent exploring the mountains and deserts of the west.  In contrast to her outdoor interests, Emily pursued an intensive young career as a classical violinist, culminating in degrees in history and music performance at the University of Washington.  Read More

  • 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. Read More

  • Erika Skogg
    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

    Erika is a contributing photographer and writer with National Geographic Travel magazine, and her work is represented by the National Geographic Creative Image Collection. Born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Erika fell in love with the outdoors and the cedar forests of the North during summer camping trips with her family. Her guiding experience began on the whitewaters of Colorado and in the mountains of Big Sky, Montana, and she blames her Wisconsin heritage for her resilience to freezing temperatures. Read More

  • Massimo Bassano
    National Geographic Photographer

    Massimo Bassano has worked as a freelance photojournalist since 1990. His work appears in National Geographic Traveler and National Geographic online edition, as well as many publications throughout Europe. Massimo's photographic subjects know no bounds—his recent assignments have covered social issues, international travel, fitness and health, fashion, and portraiture. In 2004, he was awarded a Ph.D. in journalism from the Italian Association of Journalism. Read More

  • Jason Edwards
    National Geographic Photographer

    Australian photographer Jason Edwards is the face of National Geographic Channel’s Pure Photography. Jason began his career as a wildlife and natural history photographer at the Melbourne Zoo, where he spent 11 years working as a carnivore and primate husbandry specialist for the Zoological Board of Victoria. He has photographed in dozens of countries, his commissioned assignments having taken him to every continent in the world. Read More

  • Alberto Montaudon
    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

    Alberto fell in love with nature as a young child. Born and raised in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, he spent most of his childhood exploring the Chairlel Lagoon and the Tamesi River. Each morning he would patiently wait in his rowboat for sunrise to witness the great groups of migrating birds that would land on the water. His father taught him from a very early age to understand, love, and respect nature. As a result of his upbringing, Alberto became biologist and decided to follow his passion and became a naturalist. At age 21, Alberto began working with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic in Baja California. Since then he has been sharing interests that range from bird biology to undersea exploration to wildlife photography with thousands of guests. Read More

  • Rich Kirchner
    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

    Rich Kirchner has worked as a naturalist in Antarctica, Alaska, the Bering Sea, Baja and the High Arctic, including Greenland, the Canadian Arctic and Iceland. His 25 years as a professional wildlife photographer has granted him international publication credits included in magazines such as Geo Germany, Geo France, Natural History, Audubon, National Wildlife and Ranger Rick, as well as more than a hundred books. Read More

  • Susan Seubert
    National Geographic Photographer

    Award-winning travel and editorial photographer Susan Seubert has photographed more than 20 feature stories for National Geographic Traveler since joining the magazine as a contributor in 2004. Her subjects range from Canada to the Caribbean and Texas to Thailand. Her work has been recognized by the department of journalism at Columbia University with an Alfred Eisenstadt Award and most recently by the North American Travel Journalists Association for excellence in photography. In addition to being widely published and exhibited, she also lectures regularly about her work at such institutions as Harvard University and the Portland Art Museum.   Read More

  • Jonathan Kingston
    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

    Jonathan Kingston is a photographer with National Geographic Creative and is currently based in Bend, Oregon.  Jonathan fell in love with photography at the tender age of 10 months when his parents, after trying numerous other objects unsuccessfully, placed a camera on the floor in front of him to entice him to crawl.  Jonathan’s life as a photographer did not begin until many years later when he migrated west. Read More

  • Rich Reid
    National Geographic Photographer

    Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Rich Reid has specialized in environmental and adventure photography for over two decades. On assignment with National Geographic Adventure magazine, he cycled Alaska’s Inside Passage by ferry and explored California’s Gaviota Coast by bike and kayak. North American Nature Photography Association elected Rich as a Fellow for his significant contributions to the nature photography industry, and he was a finalist for the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year for his time-lapse video documenting forest fire ecology. Read More

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