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Rich Kirchner

Rich Kirchner has worked as a naturalist in Antarctica, Alaska, the Bering Sea, Baja and the High Arctic, including Svalbard, Greenland, the Canadian Arctic and Iceland, along with other destinations. His 33 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.

In addition to 80 expedition cruises to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falklands, Rich spent twenty-one months working for the U.S Antarctic Program, including a winter at McMurdo Station. His travels during the austral summer stays took him to the remotest areas of Antarctica, like the South Pole, Mount Erebus, the Dry Valleys and Marie Bryd Land. Living in Bozeman, Montana for the past 47 years, Rich has followed his lifelong love for the outdoors and wildlife there, as well as continuing his worldwide travels.

He received his Photo Instructor certification in a multi-day training workshop. Developed and taught by National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions photographers, the workshop helped develop the insight and skills necessary to help you better understand your camera and the basics of composition — to better capture the moments at the heart of your expedition.

My upcoming expeditions

Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey

  • Sep 19 2021
  • Sep 26 2021
  • Oct 3 2021
  • Oct 10 2021
  • Apr 3 2022
  • Apr 10 2022

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

  • Aug 15 2021
  • Aug 22 2021
  • Aug 29 2021