Rich Kirchner

Rich has lived in Bozeman, Montana, for the last 45 years, following his love for the outdoors, the mountains, and the incredible array of wildlife that shares this magnificent place that he calls home. He is also in the process of building a cabin/home in the Glacier Bay area of Southeast Alaska, where he has worked and photographed for the past 20 years.

He has been a freelance photographer for 30+ years; it is not only a business but also a passion and love. His photography has taken him to many places around the world—Alaska, Antarctica, Australia, Africa, the Amazon, Baja, Greenland, the Canadian Arctic, Galapagos, New Zealand, Falkland Islands, Svalbard, South Georgia, and coast to coast across the United States.

Rich’s publication credits include the following magazines: Audubon, National Geographic, Natural History, International Wildlife, National Wildlife, Ranger Rick, Alaska, Outdoor Life, GEO Germany, Das Tier, Animals, Wildlife Conservation, BBC Wildlife, Montana, and Nature’s Best. His photos have also been published in many calendars produced by Audubon, World Wildlife Fund, Sierra Club, Kodak, National Wildlife, North American Wildlife, and Yellowstone Forever. Rich’s images have appeared in nearly 100 books worldwide, including Outdoor Life’s Deer Hunter’s Annual, National Geographic’s Animal Kingdoms, and The Nature of Wolves. A number of his photos have won awards or have been “Highly Commended” in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, the largest of its kind in the world!

Rich has worked as a professional Naturalist for the past 24 years onboard expedition ships around the world, the last 12 for Lindblad/National Geographic Cruises, where he also worked as a National Geographic Certified Photo Instructor, helping guests enhance their photographic skills.