Chris Linder Photography - Science and Natural History Storytelling
Chris in tree

Photographing the Polaris Project in Siberia; photo by Brian Kantor.

Chris in tent

Office/home on the Greenland Ice Sheet; photo by Chris Linder.


About Chris

I use photography as a tool to educate and inspire the public about science and conservation issues. I work closely with researchers in the field, documenting them as they study the environment--whether it's from the deck of a ship or a penguin colony.

My goals in photographing science are:

Educate the public about science
Inspire the next generation of researchers
Communicate the need to protect wild places

My education and training as an oceanographer has given me a special insight into photographing science. Since 2002, I have documented more than 50 scientific expeditions. I spend roughly 100 days every year in the field.

My photographs have been featured in museum exhibits--including the Field Museum and the Smithsonian, books--such as my own Science on Ice, calendars, and magazines worldwide. I have been recognized with awards from the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Nature's Best, and International Conservation Photography competitions. To see other places my work has appeared, visit my credits page.

I am a Fellow in the Explorer's Club, a Senior Fellow in the International League of Conservation Photographers, and a member of the North American Nature Photography Association and American Geophysical Union.

I depend on Nikon cameras to get the shots, ThinkTank & MindShift bags to carry my gear, and Patagonia and Outdoor Research outerwear to keep me warm.

When I'm not battling subfreezing temperatures in Antarctica or riding the waves on a research ship, I am happiest exploring the outdoors with my family. To learn more about me or my work, visit my FAQ page or contact me.