Award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and explorer Kip Evans has led or participated in more than seventy expeditions throughout the world, including assignments in Antarctica, the Arctic, Costa Rica, Chile, and the Galapagos Islands. As a photographer, he has worked on dozens of National Geographic Society projects since 1998, including a 5-year project to explore and document the U.S. National Marine Sanctuaries using one-person submersibles. As a professional underwater photographer, Kip has spent nearly 5000 hours underwater during his career, including a 17 day saturation in the Aquarius Habitat. From 2008 - 2020 he was the director of photography and expeditions for Mission Blue. In 2020 he became a fellow at the Explorer's Club. Kip is very passionate about conservation and has spent most of his career documenting wild places in the ocean and on land.
Kip's fine art photography hangs in homes, offices and hotels all over the world. His passion to create beautiful images closer to home has taken him on long trips along the California coast, backpacking in the California Sierra Nevada and to the deserts of the Southwest. Many of Kip's most treasured images were created using a medium format film camera, including Winter Swell.