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Rikki Swenson

Since 1995, Rikki Swenson has traveled widely with Lindblad Expeditions–National Geographic, and was a founding member of the Photo Expedition program. A graphic designer for 20 years, Rikki owned a small agency, handling projects for large corporate clients. In 1995 she began a book project for Lindblad Expeditions that changed the course of her career. Working as photo editor and designer, she collaborated with Jack Swenson, Sven-Olof Lindblad, and Ralph Hopkins, to produce Baja—A Special Expedition to Baja and the Sea of Cortez. After that, her focus and passion moved to the expedition travel industry.

An avid traveler and photographer, Rikki has always treasured photos from her journeys, and the memories they hold. Drawing on her experience with design and digital imaging, and a love for making things, she enthusiastically teaches fun and creative ways to share photos with others. An inspiring and energetic photo instructor for all skill levels, Rikki works for Lindblad as a leader of Photo Expeditions and Photo Safaris, as well as designing new photo itineraries. Her images have appeared in national and international magazines, travel marketing campaigns, and advertising.

Rikki is a Lindblad Expeditions–National Geographic Certified Photo Instructor with an extensive background in photography and photo instruction. Her many years of experience will help you to better understand your camera, expand your skills in creative composition, and return home with better images than you ever imagined.