Rich Reid

Photographer

Rich Reid is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker with a focus on wildlife, adventure, and travel, as well as environmental advocacy. His early National Geographic Adventure assignments included cycling around Southeast Alaska by ferry and a biking and kayaking adventure along the Gaviota Coast in Southern California promoting a proposed National Seashore. Rich’s images and time-lapse videos are represented by the National Geographic Image Collection, and he earned recognition as a BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Finalist in the time-lapse category for documenting forest fire ecology. He also was selected for a Fellows Award from the North America Nature Photography Association for his professional contribution to nature photography and several awards for his documentary film on watershed conservation in California. From leading photo tours in Alaska to instructing students at Brooks Institute, Rich now shares his passion for teaching photography with travelers on National Geographic Expeditions around the globe. Specializing in camera phone tips to advanced photo techniques, he blends the adventure of travel with conservation and education worldwide from the Galápagos to Baja and from Antarctica to the Arctic. During his free time in California, he uses his time-lapse multimedia projects to benefit local nonprofits and conservancies that are protecting our oceans, open spaces, and wildlife.