What will you create with top photographers to guide and instruct you?
The logic is simple—bring people who love making images to the planet’s most spectacular places and most thrilling subjects. Expedition Photography takes it to the next level by adding to the mix some of the world’s top visual storytellers who travel at your side and at your service. Not only are they deeply knowledgeable professionals versed in the technical aspects of photography and storytelling methods, they are also experts on wildlife—and sharing their knowledge sets you up to get some of the best images of your life.
Go ‘on assignment’ with National Geographic photographers
Every expedition aboard National Geographic Endurance, National Geographic Resolution, National Geographic Explorer, and National Geographic Orion sails with a National Geographic photographer as part of the expedition team. Sharing in the journey, they will offer tips at the deck rail, share engaging stories during presentations in the lounge, and with a little prodding over dinner or drinks in the lounge likely share amusing anecdotes of their time in the field. They are full participants in the expedition and engaging travel companions.
Learn from Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructors
Board any ship in the Lindblad fleet and explore with a knowledgeable Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor (CPI) on your expedition team. Specially trained to help guests with the elements of composition and provide tips in the field, you’ll return home with fantastic photos.
Unlike a class or workshop, expeditions are dynamic, fast-paced adventures, so going into the field with a skilled naturalist and photographer can help you be in the right place at the right time and armed with the knowledge you need to create some of the best images of your life. Whether you're an advanced DSLR user or just have your phone, our photography experts will help you go home with the best photos you've ever taken.
Embark on an immersive Photo Expedition
Imagine traveling to a wild land with engaging people who share your passion for photography. That’s what Photo Expeditions are—special itineraries with outings timed to take advantage of the golden hours of light in the morning and evening and staffed with rosters of National Geographic photography experts and certified photo instructors. Take advantage of ‘share & learn’ sessions and small group outings with Zodiac cruises and walks that focus on getting in position to get epic shots.
Photo Expeditions 2022-23:
A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii
Max Lowe: May 5, 2022
Michael Melford: September 6, 2022
TBA: May 4, 2023
TBA: September 5, 2023
Baja California: A Remarkable Journey
Ralph Lee Hopkins: March 27, 2023
Travel alongside National Geographic photographers on select Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II departures. Guests can add an optional pre-voyage extension, Ecuador’s Amazon: Yasuní Wildlife Photo Extension, to their voyage, featuring the following National Geographic photography experts:
Rich Reid: Sep. 23, 2022 (Pre-trip extension departs Sep. 19)
Jonathan Kingston: Dec. 9, 2022 (Pre-trip extension departs Dec. 5)
TBA: April 29, 2023 (Pre-trip extension departs Apr. 25)
Rich Reid: September 9, 2023 (Pre-trip extension departs Sept. 5)
David Doubilet & Jennifer Hayes: December 9, 2023 (Pre-trip extension departs Dec. 5)
Get the latest gear through a B&H Photo connection
Try the latest camera bodies, see what those massive telephoto lenses can do, and test a panoply of filters on a cloudy day. Every ship in the National Geographic fleet (excluding Galápagos) is outfitted with a gear locker stocked by B&H Photo Video. While aboard, you can try out the latest photography equipment for free. Plus, before your expedition, you’ll be invited to a live, private webinar to get your questions answered and get gear recommendations.
What I love about photography is how it invites you into a world of wonder and anticipation, where it's no longer about the camera but being in the moment.
Ralph Lee Hopkins, Director of Expedition Photography