Commercial and Advertising Travel Photographer Susan Seubert 2022 Year in Pictures

2022 has passed in the blink of an eye! Despite the ongoing pandemic, I managed to travel extensively for National Geographic Expeditions and handle a wide range of assignments from portraits of Oregon Winemakers to that of a Strongwoman competitor. Below are some images from the adventures that made up 2022. Follow me on Instagram for more. Enjoy!

Ernest Shackleton's Grave at Grytviken on the island of South Georgia
This photograph of Shackleton’s grave was made on March 5, 2022, the 100th year anniversary of Sir Ernest Shackleton‘s burial at Grytviken on the island of South Georgia. Shortly after our visit to the island, Shackleton’s Endurance was discovered underwater in Antarctica.
Stromness, on the island of South Georgia, the whaling station where Shackleton was finally able to finish his rescue journey in 1916.
Stromness, on the island of South Georgia, the whaling station where Shackleton was finally able to finish his rescue journey in 1916.
Baby fur seals play in a stream at the beach at Stromness on the island of South Georgia.  Pictures is one of the extremely rare blonde fur seal pups.
Baby fur seals play in a stream at the beach at Stromness on the island of South Georgia. Pictured is one of the extremely rare blonde fur seal pups.
A King penguin colony on the island of South Georgia as seen from the National Geographic Resolution
Salisbury Plain, home to a large King penguin colony, on the island of South Georgia, Antarctica
Salisbury Plain, home to a large King penguin colony, on the island of South Georgia, Antarctica
Salisbury Plain, home to a large King penguin colony, on the island of South Georgia, Antarctica
A King penguin colony at Gold Harbor on the island of South Georgia in the Southern Ocean
A King penguin colony at Gold Harbor on the island of South Georgia in the Southern Ocean
Elephant seals hauled out at Gold Harbor on the island of South Georgia in the Southern Ocean
Elephant seals hauled out at Gold Harbor on the island of South Georgia in the Southern Ocean
An Albatross and a Petrel following in the ship's wake as we traverse Drake's Passage
Traversing the ocean between South Georgia and the Falkland Islands on board the National Geographic Resolution
On the bridge of the National Geographic Sea Bird as we head from Seattle to Alaska
The Fairweather Mountains at dawn as seen from the aft deck of the ship the National Geographic Sea Bird
The Fairweather Mountains as seen from the aft deck of the ship the National Geographic Sea Bird
First Nations tribe, the Kwakwaka’wakw, demonstrating their traditional dances in the Big House in Alert Bay
First Nations tribe, the Kwakwaka’wakw, demonstrating their traditional dances in the Big House in Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada
A raft of sea otters in Johnstone Strait, B.C., Canada
A raft of sea otters in Johnstone Strait, B.C., Canada
Susan Seubert and Steven Josefsberg with model Twinka Thiebaud, daughter of Wayne Thiebaud, at the Crocker Museum
My husband and I, along with a good friend, photographed with model Twinka Thiebaud at the opening of her retrospective, “The Art of the Pose,” at the Crocker Museum in Sacramento California. I have a piece in the show and both my husband and I are included in the show’s catalogue. Photo by a very nice person!
Les Andelys village along the Seine in the Normandy Region of France
Les Andelys village along the Seine in the Normandy Region of France

Dancers, musicians and cultural practitioners from the Society Islands greeting us at Papeete, Tahiti, Polynesia
Dancers and musicians from the Society Islands greeting us at Papeete, Tahiti, Polynesia
Transiting on board the National Geographic Resolution from Papeete, Tahiti, to Moorea, Polynesia
Transiting on board the National Geographic Resolution from Papeete, Tahiti, to Moorea, Polynesia
One of the igloos and one of the infinity hot tubs on board the National Geographic Resolution at dusk in the South Pacific Ocean
One of the igloos and one of the infinity hot tubs on board the National Geographic Resolution at dusk in the South Pacific Ocean
Hiking in the forest on the island of Moorea, Society Islands, Polynesia
Hiking in the forest on the island of Mo’orea, Society Islands, Polynesia
The island of Taha'a which is famous for it's production of vanilla beans, Society Islands, Polynesia
The island of Taha’a which is famous for it’s production of vanilla beans, Society Islands, Polynesia
The island of Taha’a which is famous for it’s production of vanilla, Society Islands, Polynesia. Pictured here is a woman sorting different grades of the highly prized vanilla beans.
The island of Taha’a which is famous for it’s production of vanilla, Society Islands, Polynesia. Pictured here is a woman sorting different grades of the highly prized vanilla beans.
Taputapuatea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on Raiatea, is the center of the Polynesian Triangle and is believed to be the last region to have been settled by human societies about 1000 years ago.
Taputapuatea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on Raiatea, is the center of the Polynesian Triangle and is believed to be the last region to have been settled by human societies about 1000 years ago.
the island of Makatea, Tuamotu Archipelago. Pictured here are the remnants of a phosphate mine.
South Pacific National Geographic Expedition, Tahiti to Easter Island. Landscapes on the island of Makatea, Tuamotu Archipelago. Pictured here are the remnants of a phosphate mine.
Landscapes on the island of Makatea, Tuamotu Archipelago. Pictured here are coconuts drying for the production of copra, one of the main agricultural products in the South Pacific.
South Pacific National Geographic Expedition, Tahiti to Easter Island. Landscapes on the island of Makatea, Tuamotu Archipelago. Coconut drying in the sun, used for export as copra.

Landscapes on the island of Makatea, Tuamotu Archipelago. The holes in the landscape are man made, left over from the phosphate mining that was halted in 1966.
South Pacific National Geographic Expedition, Tahiti to Easter Island. Landscapes on the island of Makatea, Tuamotu Archipelago. The holes in the landscape are man made, left over from the phosphate mining that was halted in 1966.
On the island of Kauehi in the Tuamotu Archipelago, a man demonstrates how coconut is processed into the highly prized copra which is one of the main exports in this area of the South Pacific. The National Geographic Resolution is parked in the distance.
South Pacific National Geographic Expedition, Tahiti to Easter Island. On the island of Kauehi in the Tuamotu Archipelago, a man demonstrates how coconut is processed into the highly prized copra which is one of the main exports in this area of the South Pacific. The National Geographic Resolution is parked in the distance.
On the island of Kauehi in the Tuamotu Archipelago, a local woman demonstrates traditional weaving techniques.
South Pacific National Geographic Expedition, Tahiti to Easter Island. On the island of Kauehi in the Tuamotu Archipelago, a local woman demonstrates traditional weaving techniques.
The island of Tahanea, an atoll in the Tuamotu Group in French Polynesia
South Pacific National Geographic Expedition, Tahiti to Easter Island. The island of Tahanea, an atoll in the Tuamotu Group in French Polynesia and habitat for many seabirds.
The village of Ikitake on Amanu atoll in the Tuamoto Archipelago. Children performing traditional dance in the town square.
South Pacific National Geographic Expedition, Tahiti to Easter Island. The village of Ikitake on Amanu atoll in the Tuamoto Archipelago. Children performing traditional dance in the town square.
Traditional food offered for sample in the village of Ikitake on Amanu atoll in the Tuamoto Archipelago.
South Pacific National Geographic Expedition, Tahiti to Easter Island. Traditional food offered for sample in the village of Ikitake on Amanu atoll in the Tuamoto Archipelago.
Children dressed in traditional clothing in the village of Ikitake on Amanu atoll in the Tuamoto Archipelago
South Pacific National Geographic Expedition, Tahiti to Easter Island. Children dressed in traditional clothing in the village of Ikitake on Amanu atoll in the Tuamoto Archipelago
The village of Rikitea on Mangareva atoll in the Tuamoto Archipelago
South Pacific National Geographic Expedition, Tahiti to Easter Island. The village of Rikitea on Mangareva atoll in the Tuamoto Archipelago
The village of Rikitea on Mangareva atoll in the Tuamoto Archipelago
South Pacific National Geographic Expedition, Tahiti to Easter Island. The village of Rikitea on Mangareva in the Tuamoto Archipelago
The longboats parked in Bounty Bay at the base of the, "Hill of Difficulty," on Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific, home to descendants of the Mutiny on the Bounty.
The longboats parked at the base of the, “Hill of Difficulty,” on Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific, home to descendants of the Mutiny on the Bounty.
St. Paul's Pool, a geologic formation along the coast of Pitcairn Island
St. Paul’s Pool, a geologic formation along the coast of Pitcairn Island
Though no terrestrial birds are found on the atoll, Ducie Island is known for the seabirds that breed there. Birds that have been recorded nesting on the atoll include the red-billed tropicbird, red-tailed tropicbird, white tern, great frigatebird, masked booby, and red-footed booby.
South Pacific National Geographic Expedition, Tahiti to Easter Island. Ducie Atoll, a seabird nesting colony and home to 90 percent of the world’s nesting Murphy’s Petrels along with other seabirds such as white terns, the great frigatebird, masked and red-footed boobies as well as the red-tailed tropicbird.
Ducie Atoll, a seabird nesting colony and home to 90 percent of the world's nesting Murphy's Petrels along with other seabirds such as white terns, the great frigatebird, masked and red-footed boobies as well as the red-tailed tropicbird.  Pictured here is a White tern chick.
South Pacific National Geographic Expedition, Tahiti to Easter Island. Ducie Atoll, a seabird nesting colony and home to 90 percent of the world’s nesting Murphy’s Petrels along with other seabirds such as white terns, the great frigatebird, masked and red-footed boobies as well as the red-tailed tropicbird. Pictured here is a White tern chick.
Ahu Akivi on Rapa Nui has seven moai and is known as a celestial observatory that was set up in about the 16th centure.  Mozis were erected to protect and bring prosperity to their clan and village.
Ahu Akivi is a particular sacred place on the Chilean island of Rapa Nui (or Easter Island), looking out towards the Pacific Ocean. The site has seven moai, all of equal shape and size, and is also known as a celestial observatory that was set up around the 16th century. The site is located inland, rather than along the coast. Moai statues were considered by the early people of Rapa Nui as their ancestors or Tupuna that were believed to be the reincarnation of important kings or leaders of their clans. The Moais were erected to protect and bring prosperity to their clan and village.
Rano Raraku, the center of Rapanui megalithic art where most of the moai were carved. Moai were taken from here to different parts of Rapanui. The slopes are dotted with dozens of moai. It is the biggest monument of the island from ancient times and the epicenter of religious megalithism in the whole of Polynesia. This area suffered damage during a wildfire shortly after this picture was made. You can read about the fire on National Geographic here.
Sunrise at Ahu Tongariki, the largest Ahu on Easter Island, Rapa Nui, Chile where 15 moai face inland.
National Geographic Expedition Tahiti to Easter Island. Dawn at Ahu Tongariki, the largest ahu on Easter Island (Rapa Nui). Its moais were toppled during the island’s civil wars, and in the twentieth century the ahu was swept inland by a tsunami. It has since been restored and has fifteen moai, including one that weighs eighty-six tonnes, the heaviest ever erected on the island. Ahu Tongariki is one kilometer from Rano Raraku and Poike in the Hotu-iti area of Rapa Nui National Park. All the moai here face sunset during the winter solstice.
Mel Liebeck, Production Winemaker at the Carlton Winemakers Studio in Carlton, Oregon
Mel Liebeck, Production Winemaker at the Carlton Winemakers Studio in Carlton, Oregon
Ripe Pinot Noir Grapes on the vine at Fennwood Vineyard, Carlton, Oregon
Ripe Pinot Noir Grapes on the vine at Fennwood Vineyard, Carlton, Oregon
Jessica Putland, Pastor and Open Heavyweight Strongwoman Competitor, at her gym, Kabuki Strength in Clackamas, Oregon
Jessica Putland, Pastor and Open Heavyweight Strongwoman Competitor, at her gym, Kabuki Strength in Clackamas, Oregon, photographed for the New York Post. This image was made just before she dead-lifted the truck behind her.
Auckland, New Zealand as seen from the ferry to the Tiritiri Matingi Island, an open bird sanctuary
Auckland, New Zealand as seen from the ferry to the Tiritiri Matingi Island, an open bird sanctuary. This, along with the following image, were made on December 31, 2022 – a great way to end the year!
A Kererū, or New Zealand pigeon is endemic to the country and found in forested areas. This picture was made at Tiritiri Matangi, a pest free island that is an open sanctuary that anyone may visit and is reachable by ferry service from Auckland.
A Kererū, or New Zealand pigeon is endemic to the country and found in forested areas. This picture was made at Tiritiri Matangi, a pest free island that is an open sanctuary that anyone may visit and is reachable by ferry service from Auckland.

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