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.

Bob's books include In Tuscany, which features 270 pages of his photographs of the region and is a collaboration with author Frances Mayes. It spent a month on the New York Times bestseller list. He also photographed the coffee-table books Caribbean and Portrait of the Caribbean and Low Country: Charleston to Savannah, A Photo Tour of New York, and Impressions of Bucks County.

An accomplished writer as well as a photographer, Bob is a contributing editor at both National Geographic Traveler and Outdoor Photographer, where he writes a travel photography column.

A former professional actor, Bob hosted Nature's Best Photography, a 13-part series for National Wildlife Productions on the Outdoor Life Network. Currently, he can be seen as the host of the PBS special Restoration Stories. Bob lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania, with his wife Peggy. They are the parents of three sons, Matthew, Brian, and Jonathan.

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