National Geographic Experts


A dynamic expedition team—including an expedition leader, a photo instructor, naturalists, and regional specialists—accompanies each departure. They will share their knowledge and insights on wildlife, landscapes, and local culture, and help you get your best photos. See one of the members of our extraordinary team below.

Jim Richardson

Photographer Jim Richardson has produced more than 40 stories for National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler magazines. Jim’s work on environmental issues for National Geographic magazine has covered topics ranging from feeding the planet to protecting our night skies from light pollution. Proud of his Celtic roots, Jim has focused on the British Isles, Ireland, and especially Scotland for the last 20 years, including two years photographing the Celtic realm for the March 2006 National Geographic article "Celt Appeal.” More recently, he covered the Scottish Moors for the May 2017 National Geographic article “Who’s Moors Are They?” He also shot and wrote “My Scottish Obsession" for National Geographic Traveler, as well as stories on Orkney, Edinburgh, the Outer Hebrides, the Inner Hebrides, and Scottish Whisky Country. In 2015, Richardson was voted as the National Geographic "Photographer's Photographer" by the Society's assignment photographers. Jim teaches and speaks internationally, and is co-founder of Eyes On Earth, which mentors young environmental photographers. Published widely, Jim has also been profiled on CBS News Sunday Morning and ABC's Nightline, and was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate for his contributions to environmental and cultural understanding. He looks forward to sharing this part of the world with travelers on this expedition.

Departure Dates
  • Jun 17 - 25, 2018
  • Aug 03 - 11, 2019