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 hiking, camping and exploring the mountains and deserts of the west. In contrast to her outdoors interests, Emily pursued an intensive young career as a classical violinist, culminating in degrees in history and music performance at the University of Washington.

Seeking a breath of fresh air, she joined the National Park Service as a naturalist, EMT, and backcountry ranger in 2005. The parks she worked at include Dinosaur, Grand Canyon, Sequoia, Hawaii Volcanoes, Organ Pipe Cactus, Haleakala, Big Bend, Zion, Yosemite, and Glacier Bay. While in Alaska, Emily fell in love with Glacier Bay and the tiny town of Gustavus, where she now owns land and is planning to build a cabin.

Seeking a breath of fresh air, she joined the National Park Service as a naturalist, EMT, and backcountry ranger in 2005. The parks she worked at include Dinosaur, Grand Canyon, Sequoia, Hawaii Volcanoes, Organ Pipe Cactus, Haleakala, Big Bend, Zion, Yosemite, and Glacier Bay. While in Alaska, Emily fell in love with Glacier Bay and the tiny town of Gustavus, where she now owns land and is planning to build a cabin.

During breaks between seasonal park jobs, Emily traveled extensively and discovered a passion for photography. She started working for Lindblad Expeditions in 2013 as a naturalist and photographer and loves to share her knowledge about wild places and photography with guests.

In addition to traveling by ship, today Emily writes and photographs for magazines such as Alaska and National Parks, paints silk art, and creates maps used on many Lindblad ships with a partner naturalist through their company Expedition Map.

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