Chris Linder Photography - Science and Natural History Storytelling

Teaching » Workshops

I have taught a variety of photography programs focused on digital photography and digital image editing.

Expedition Workshops with Visionary Wild


  • Polar Bears: Eye to Eye: November 2-8, 2016 with Roy Toft and Chris Linder / Visionary Wild
    Join Roy Toft and Chris Linder at Nanuk, a remote wilderness lodge positioned in prime polar bear territory on the shores of Hudson Bay east of the mouth of the Nelson River in Manitoba. This is a very special opportunity to intensively photograph polar bear behavior close-up in the wild. 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. 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.
  • Birds of Iceland: July 7-16, 2017 with 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.

In Development

  • Iceland interior 4x4 expedition: September 2017 with Justin Black


  • 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 trips outside of my local area (Seattle), expenses will be added. For larger groups, or to make a reservation, please contact me.


Baxter State Park, Maine