National Geographic Experts


A National Geographic expert will accompany each departure to share insights and a rare behind-the-scenes perspective. Listed below are some of the experts and the departure date(s) they will be joining.

Jim Richardson

Photographer Jim Richardson has produced more than 40 stories for National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Traveler, where he is a contributing editor. Jim’s recent work on environmental issues resulted in two cover stories for National Geographic in 2008—one on light pollution and another on the state of the world’s soil. More recently, Jim shot and wrote the National Geographic Traveler story titled "My Scottish Obsession" for the August/September 2012 issue. His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, Life, and Sports Illustrated, and been featured on CBS News Sunday Morning and ABC's Nightline. The Society's assignment photographers voted Jim the National Geographic "Photographer's Photographer" in 2015.

Departure Dates
  • Jul 03 - 11, 2016