About Christopher Michel

Chris is an accomplished photojournalist. His collection includes photographs from extreme locations like the North & South Poles, Everest, Papua New Guinea, DR Congo and at the edge of space (aboard a U-2 Spy Plane). He’s also had the opportunity to photograph a variety of global leaders, including the 14th Dalai Lama. His work is prolific and his photographs have been used by National Geographic, the Smithsonian, the New York Times, the BBC, Outside Magazine, and others.  His photos have been seen millions of times and have appeared on the covers of many newspapers & magazines. His “Flying Emperor” photograph was the 2nd place finisher in the 2014 Wikipedia Picture of the Year.

Chris is also the Editor at Explorers, a site dedicated to adventure travel and a member of the Explorers Club. He’s published a number of fine art books, including 90 Degrees South, Monochromatic, Roof of the World, Stranger in a Strange Land, etc. His most recent show was “Envisioning Ecstasy” at the Tibet House in New York City.

Chris graduated from the University of Illinois and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an honorary Doctorate from Tiffin University.

A few recent stories (many first appeared in Outside):

The Edge of Space

No Place To Go But South

Stranger in a Strange Land

Explorers & Emperors

World’s End

Red Star in Space

The Far Away

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