Chris Linder Photography - Science and Natural History Storytelling

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Upcoming expedition photography workshops with Visionary Wild

Science on Ice
  • Birds of Iceland: July 7-16, 2017
    Chris Linder and Gerrit Vyn / Visionary Wild
    Join arctic explorer Chris Linder and Cornell Lab of Ornithology photographer Gerrit Vyn for this unique photographic experience during prime puffin chick-rearing season on a diligently customized route around northwest Iceland. Iceland’s steep, rocky coastline explodes with life in the summer months. Atlantic puffins, black guillemots, northern fulmars, and kittiwakes all raise their chicks here before returning to a life at sea. Our primary subject will be the colorful, charismatic Atlantic puffin, and we will be visiting some of the best locations for puffin photography in the world. In addition to Iceland’s cliff-dwelling seabirds, we will also spend time looking for tundra breeding birds including red-throated loons, tufted duck, black-tailed godwit, whimbrel, European golden plover, red-necked phalarope, and redshank.
Science on Ice
  • Iceland overland expedition: September 8-19, 2017
    Justin Black and Chris Linder / 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 Iceland, and includes incredible locations that can be accessed only be 4WD vehicle. Chris and Justin's extensive knowledge of the Icelandic landscape and environment makes them the perfect fit for getting to the best locations for prime photographic opportunities. Our small group will travel in comfort in four snorkeled Land Rover "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. Our guides will set up camp each night in locations that make dawn and dusk shoots very convenient. All camping gear will be provided.

Previous workshops

  • Polar Bears: Eye to Eye: November 2-8, 2016 with Roy Toft and Chris Linder / Visionary Wild
    A special opportunity to intensively photograph polar bear behavior close-up in the wild. Our small group photographed 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. This area is unusual in also enjoying excellent sightings of wolves, and it's also one of the few places on Earth where polar bears and black bears can be seen together.
  • Greenland: September 9-21, 2015 with Frans Lanting, Chris Eckstrom, Justin Black, and Chris Linder / Visionary Wild
    Featuring private charter of the three-masted expedition vessel Rembrandt van Rijn, helicopter flights onto the second largest ice cap on Earth, close encounters with the Arctic's largest icebergs, and excursions onto the colorful autumn tundra.

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.