Chris Burkard is an accomplished explorer, photographer, creative director, speaker, and author. Traveling throughout the year to pursue the farthest expanses of Earth, Burkard works to capture stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere. 

          Layered by outdoor, travel, adventure, surf, and lifestyle subjects, Burkard is known for images that are punctuated by untamed, energized landscapes and peak moments of adventure. He has accumulated an audience of nearly four million followers to become a globally recognized social influencer. 

          Burkard is often central in synthesizing the creative projects he is involved in. His holistic and visionary perspective has earned him opportunities to work on global, prominent campaigns with Fortune 500 clients, appear as a TED speaker, and publish a collection of books, including a children’s book.

           In career and art, Burkard is most content when he is joined by a select team, searching for wild, remote destinations and offbeat landscapes. In life, he is happiest when he returns home to his wife, Breanne, and their two sons near his hometown in Central California.

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