Photographer Chris Burkard

Arctic Swell - Surfing the Ends of the Earth

Photographer Chris Burkard and Professional Surfers Patrick Millin, Brett Barley, and Chadd Konig brave sub-zero temperatures in the Arctic Circle to capture moments of raw beauty in conditions that rank among the harshest in the natural world. The bitterly cold seas and wind exact a large price on their minds and bodies, but the reward - adventure, amazement, and self-knowledge - draws them closer together and pushes them to tackle the next frontier in surfing.

Chris Burkard


SmugMug Films Awards and Accolades

Bannf Mountain Finalist 2014
Carolina Surf Film Festival Official Selection
Florida Surf Best Cinematagaphic Short 2014
San Jose International Short Film Festival Official Selection 2014
Wavescape Festival Official Selection 2014
Winner Best Short Film Why Not? Adventure Film Festival 2014

Chris Burkard's Photo Galleries

Essential Night Landscape Photography Tips from Chris Burkard


Essential Night Landscape Photography Tips from Chris Burkard

Chris Burkard has made it his life’s work to find wild, remote destinations and then capture the juxtaposition of humans in these environments. He shares his essential landscape tips.

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Exploring the Wild with Chris Burkard


Exploring the Wild with Chris Burkard

Acclaimed adventure photographer Chris Burkard talks about how he got his start, what he looks for in a fantastic image, and that time he got deported from Russia.

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