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, 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 Pacific Northwest's wild places with my family. To learn more about me or my work, visit my FAQ page or contact me.