Chris Linder Photography - Science and Natural History Storytelling

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Upcoming expedition photography workshops with Visionary Wild

Svalbard
  • Svalbard expedition: August 28 - September 6, 2018
    Justin Black, Daisy Gilardini, Eddie Soloway, Michael Melford, Roy Toft, and Chris Linder / Visionary Wild
    Designed for photographers by photographers, this expedition to the Svalbard archipelago will focus on the starkly beautiful Arctic landscape, wildlife, and ice. Here are just a few of the highlights:
    • World-class photo instructor team, and an instructor-to-participant ratio that is almost unheard of on a ship-based expedition
    • Timed to coincide with seemingly endless sunsets, first snows of autumn on the mountains, and excellent wildlife opportunities.
    • Our expedition's private charter vessel Plancius – a very comfortable and capable 296-foot ice-rated expedition ship with accommodation limited to only fifty guests (though the ship sleeps up to 116 normally) in comfortable en suite cabins and staterooms – optimizes the photographic potential and overall quality of experience on this trip.
Greenland
  • East Greenland expedition: September 14-27, 2018
    Jason Edwards, Justin Black, and Chris Linder / Visionary Wild
    Greenland's remote and little-visited ice fjords hold a wealth of arctic grandeur. Towers, arches, and walls of ancient blue ice thrust skyward from the water's surface. Steep-walled fjords, dramatic coastal mountains, tundra in autumn color, the vast Greenland Ice Sheet, and the Aurora Borealis combine to form an incomparable landscape. Join this world-class team of leaders – National Geographic photographer Jason Edwards, Justin Black, and Chris Linder – for this exclusive expedition to Greenland, photographing this arctic wilderness in all its glory. With generous photographic instruction and attentive support along the way, explore the largest fjord system in the world – Scoresbysund, covering 14,700 square miles and penetrating over 200 miles into Greenland's interior – aboard the three-masted expedition vessel Rembrandt van Rijn. We will make frequent landings by zodiac to photograph in morning and evening light, and as serendipity presents us with compelling opportunities along the way.
Polar Bears: Eye to Eye
  • Polar Bears: Eye to Eye: November 10-16, 2018
    Roy Toft and Chris Linder / Visionary Wild
    Join Roy Toft and Chris Linder at Seal River Heritage Lodge, a remote wilderness lodge positioned in prime polar bear territory on the shores of Hudson Bay about 40 miles north of Churchill, Manitoba. This is a very special opportunity to intensively photograph polar bear behavior close-up in the wild. Forget the diesel-belching tundra buggies at Churchill; our small group will photograph the bears from eye level, on foot, via short excursions onto the tundra and from the grounds of the lodge, where polar bears walk within inches of the fence line.
Falkland Islands
  • Falkland Islands expedition: January 11-27, 2019 *sold out
    Chris Linder / Visionary Wild
    A special small-group expedition to one of Earth's greatest wildlife meccas. Situated in the South Atlantic Ocean off the tip of South America, this wind-blown archipelago of nearly 800 islands is home to four species of penguins (southern rockhopper, gentoo, magellanic, and king), black-browed albatross, imperial and rock cormorants, southern elephant seals and southern sea lions. The itinerary is carefully crafted to maximize time at the prime wildlife locations. This workshop is deliberately capped at only four participants, enabling us to visit locations that are inaccessible to larger groups, as well as providing a more private and comfortable experience overall.
Iceland overland
  • Iceland Overland expedition: September 8-21, 2019 *not yet announced
    Chris Linder and Justin Black / Visionary Wild
    Chris Linder and Justin Black will lead this eleven-night photo expedition limited to eight participants. The itinerary has been carefully crafted based on Chris and Justin's numerous prior assignments and explorations in the Icelandic highlands, and includes locations that can be accessed only by 4WD vehicle. Our small group will travel in comfort in four snorkeled Superjeeps, each driven by an experienced Icelandic mountain guide. Every participant will have a window seat, lots of elbow room in the vehicles, and ample space for their equipment. Following the 4WD expedition, participants will have the opportunity to join an optional two-hour doors-off helicopter photography tour of southern Iceland's colorful river deltas.
Falkland Islands
  • Falkland Islands expedition: January 4-18, 2020 *sold out
    Chris Linder / Visionary Wild
    A special small-group expedition to one of Earth's greatest wildlife meccas. Situated in the South Atlantic Ocean off the tip of South America, this wind-blown archipelago of nearly 800 islands is home to four species of penguins (southern rockhopper, gentoo, magellanic, and king), black-browed albatross, imperial and rock cormorants, southern elephant seals and southern sea lions. The itinerary is carefully crafted to maximize time at the prime wildlife locations. This workshop is deliberately capped at only four participants, enabling us to visit locations that are inaccessible to larger groups, as well as providing a more private and comfortable experience overall.

Previous workshops

  • Iceland Overland: September 8-21, 2017 | Chris Linder and Justin Black / Visionary Wild
  • Birds of Iceland: July 7-16, 2017 | Chris Linder and Gerrit Vyn / Visionary Wild
  • Polar Bears: Eye to Eye: November 2-8, 2016 | Roy Toft and Chris Linder / Visionary Wild
  • Greenland: September 9-21, 2015 | Frans Lanting, Chris Eckstrom, Justin Black, and Chris Linder / Visionary Wild

Private instruction

Do you have specific needs and/or a busy schedule? Private workshops are available for groups of 8 or less. We can spend time in the field, work on digital darkroom techniques, review your portfolio, or any combination. Please contact me for pricing. For larger groups, or to make a reservation, please contact me.