Award-winning travel writer and National Geographic assignment photographer Christopher P. Baker has spent a career capturing the world with words and camera. His photography has been published in scores of publications worldwide, from Conde Nast Traveler and Elle to National Geographic, Men’s Journal and Penthouse

Molly Danner [Director, Photography Trip Talent, National Geographic] came back with a rave review of your performance on our Eastern Cuba trip, along with the recommendation that I consider featuring you as NG photographer on future private jet trips—which I most definitely will do!
Ford Cochran, Director of Programming

Chris’s images have also been published in dozens of books, including his coffee table book Cuba Classics: A Celebration of Vintage American Automobiles. He has photographed for National Geographic on assignment, including photographing the National Geographic Traveler Colombia and Costa Rica guidebooks in entirety. And his images have graced the covers of, and illustrated, scores of feature articles for a vast range of international publications. Chris’ profession as a full-time travel journalist informs his work, which is represented by Getty Images and Alamy. He has a rich archive of images that are available for commercial and editorial licensing. See samples from his portfolio on Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Japan, Mozambique, and South Africa.

His many awards include the Gold Prize in the 2015 North American Travel Journalist Association Awards for “Best Photography: Portrait/People” for his image of a man and horse in Trinidad, Cuba, published in National Geographic.

Christopher leads photo workshops for Atlas Obscura, Jim Cline Photo Tours, Lumaria WorkshopsNational Geographic Expeditions, and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

“Baker has done a remarkable job visually capturing the elusive sense of place that is the goal of every travel photographer and yet which very few ever achieve… For a writer of Baker’s ability to demonstrate equal talent as a photographer is an enviable accomplishment.”
Robert Holmes, five-time ‘Travel Photographer of the Year’ (from the Foreword for Chris’s Cuba Classics: A Celebration of Vintage American Automobiles)

NATJA photo award, Julio Munoz and horse in Cuba, copyright Christopher P Baker


Join Christopher on photo tours of Bhutan, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Japan, Mozambique, Oman, and Scotland!

Please contact Christopher to discuss your image needs or to lead a photo tour