Chris Linder Photography - Science and Natural History Storytelling


Documentary assignments of science fieldwork make up the bulk of my work. Since 2002, I have photographed over three dozen major scientific expeditions, from Antarctica to the Congo. The following are my recent major focus projects--those which span several years and multiple shoots.

Global Rivers

Global Rivers Obervatory (2010-2014)

Scientists can assess the "health" of a river watershed by studying the chemical composition and other properties of the water. Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole Research Center, and their international colleagues founded the Global Rivers Group to monitor the health of major rivers worldwide, from the Fraser to the Congo.


The Polaris Project: Science in Siberia (2009-2014)

The core of the Polaris Project is a field course studying arctic system science at the Northeast Science Station in Cherskiy, Siberia (north of the Arctic Circle on the Kolyma River). It is one of the most remote and beautiful places on the planet. But it is also potentially one of the most important.


Live from the Poles (2007-2009)

The polar regions are experiencing unprecedented environmental changes that have significant potential impacts on global climate, ecosystems, and society. Thousands of scientists from dozens of countries focused their attention on the Arctic and Antarctic for two years from 2007-2009 in an effort known as the International Polar Year (IPY).

Arctic Edge

Arctic Edge (2002-2004)

This multi-year, multi-disciplinary oceanography project focused on understanding the flow of water from the Bering Sea onto the Chukchi and Beaufort shelves, and how this water changes as it moves into the deep Arctic basin.