Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor
Rich Kirchner has worked as a naturalist in Antarctica, Alaska, the Bering Sea, Baja and the High Arctic, including Greenland, the Canadian Arctic and Iceland. His 25 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 over two dozen 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, Rich has followed his life long 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.