Our Photographers

Meet the talented National Geographic photographers whose images you see on this site

Virtually every photo you see on this website and in our brochures, advertising, and emails was shot by our talented expedition photographers (with some exceptions, such as a new geography requiring images not in our library) and depict wildlife, vistas, or events that guests aboard experienced as well. Meet the talented National Geographic photographers, Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructors, and passionate naturalists responsible for the inspiring images in our photo library. It is through their talent and hard work that we are able to share the wonders of the wild world with so many people.

  • Jennifer Davidson

    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor
    Jennifer Davidson is a photographer and photo-educator based in the Texas Hill Country. Her photography captures the pulse of a place and the stories being lived out within it. A seasoned and avid traveler, she spends much of her time in the Western U.S. and Latin America, exploring the landscapes, cultures, and wildlife that make these regions special.

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  • Jim Richardson

    National Geographic Photographer
    Jim Richardson is an American photojournalist working primarily for the National Geographic Society and as a social documentary photographer recognized for his explorations of small-town life.

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  • Jenny Adler

    National Geographic Photographer
    Jennifer Adler is conservation photographer, educator, and National Geographic Explorer. She is a cave diver and has extensive photography experience in extreme underwater environments. She is originally trained as a marine biologist and worked as a biologist at the U.S. Geological Survey after graduating from Brown. She now uses her background in science to inform her imagery and tell visual stories that communicate science and conservation. Her story documenting an underwater dye trace study was featured on National Geographic's website and her PhD dissertation, called Visual Ecology, was funded in part by the National Geographic Society.

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  • Macduff Everton

    National Geographic Photographer
    Macduff Everton is a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler, where he has photographed more than 20 stories from Paris to Beijing to Big Sur. His other editorial clients include Condé Nast Traveler, Life, LA Times Magazine, NY Times Magazine, Outside, and Smithsonian.

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  • Michael Melford

    National Geographic Photographer
    National Geographic Photographer Michael Melford has produced 18 stories for National Geographic Magazine and over 31 stories for National Geographic Traveler magazine, including eight covers. Born in New York, Michael received a Bachelor’s in Photography from Syracuse University, in 1973 and started his early career in New York City in 1977.

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  • Ken Garrett

    National Geographic Photographer
    In a career spanning 40 years, Ken Garrett has photographed more than 60 feature stories for National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler magazines. His work has also appeared in Smithsonian, Air and Space, Archaeology, Fortune, Forbes, Time, Life, Audubon, Geo Germany, National Wildlife and Natural History magazines, among others. With an academic background in anthropology, Ken has documented ancient cultures, archaeological sites, and dramatic landscapes worldwide.

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  • Lauren Buchholz

    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor
    Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Lauren has lived, worked, and traveled from the historic districts of the northeastern U.S. to the dramatic landscapes of the American west. 

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  • Eric Kruszewski

    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor
    An editorial photographer and videographer based in Washington, D.C., Eric Kruszewski's multimedia work focuses on reportage and travel. His work is represented by National Geographic Creative, and he is a regular contributor to National Geographic's Image Collection.

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  • Keith Ladzinski

    National Geographic Photographer
    After starting out as a skateboard photographer in the 1990s, Keith Ladzinski began using the special lighting techniques he had learned from sports photography to shoot outdoor adventure stories. As a result, his unique photos have been featured in National Geographic magazine, Discover,  Men’s Journal,  Outside,  Runner’s World ESPN magazine, and the front page of the  New York Times. His assignments for National Geographic have taken him to some of the most remote and untouched places of the world’s seven continents and have included a 45-day expedition to Antarctica’s Queen Maude Land, a climbing expedition on karst rock towers in Southern China, and a story about France’s Verdon Gorge. Also an accomplished filmmaker, Keith and his partners at 3 Strings Productions have produced more than 20 films around the world. Keith is based in Boulder, Colorado.

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  • Ralph Pace

    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor
    Ralph is a freelance underwater and environmental photographer based in San Diego, California. Having grown up in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, Ralph’s love of nature and the outdoors came at a young age. He holds a graduate degree in marine biodiversity and conservation from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography where he used the economic value of a surfing wave along with photography to stop the construction of a marina project that would have ruined a lagoon, a critical sea turtle nesting habitat, and a world-class surf break.  

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