Susan Seubert Photography’s Picture Chosen as one of National Geographic’s 30 Best Travel Pictures in 30 Years

Zed's surf school at Surfer's Point on the South Coast of Barbados

Zed’s surf school at Surfer’s Point on the South Coast of Barbados

This past November, National Geographic Traveler Magazine celebrated its 30th Anniversary. The magazine was launched in order to ” ‘inspire members [of the National Geographic Society] to go and experience [destinations],” complementing National Geographic, “which has taken its readers to places most of us will never reach.'” This is quoted from the editor’s note in the November 2014 edition, quoting National Geographic editor Gilbert M. Grosvenor‘s editor’s letter from the first magazine launch in 1984.

The issue celebrates how photography has played an important role in the magazine’s history with a segment called,”30 Years in Pictures, The Best Photographs From the Pages of Traveler Magazine,” and one of my images was included.  Keith Bellows wrote, “In this anniversary issue we celebrate our 30th year through the camera lens, offering a chronicle of changing times. Since 1984 we’ve shot more than 3.4 million photos and published some 36,000.”

Having an image chosen from that number must be what it feels like to win the lottery. 🙂

You can see the picture on my web site here or on National Geographic Traveler’s site here.


Susan Seubert in Svalbard with National Geographic Expeditions, now represented by Jenna Teeson Represents

Yours truly in Baja on board the National Geographic Sea Bird.  Photo copyright © 2014 Ralph Lee Hopkins

Yours truly in Baja on board the National Geographic Sea Bird. Photo copyright © 2014 Ralph Lee Hopkins

Tomorrow I will board an airplane bound for Oslo and then on to one of the most fascinating archipelagos on Earth, Svalbard.  It is located about halfway between Norway and the North Pole.  I am excited to be the on board National Geographic Photography Expert on the National Geographic Explorer – a beautiful, ice-class expedition ship.  I’ll be on the expedition, “Land of the Polar Bears,” until the end of June teaching photography, giving lectures about being a photographer for the National Geographic Society and joining the guests in exploring this incredible environment.  During this trip we will have opportunities to explore the Svalbard archipelago both on land and at sea.  There are a few types of megafauna that call Svalbard home, the most notable being Ursus maritimus, commonly known as the polar bear.  Other marine mammals include several species of whales, including the Narwhal of unicorn legend, along with seals, walruses and many migratory and endemic sea birds.  Having never been this far north before, I’m thrilled at the possibilities for photography.  This time of year the wildlife will likely be searching for food as this is the Spring season and the sun will not set.  We will be traveling through 24 hours of daylight which should make for magnificent lighting possibilities.  You can follow my travels on my new Facebook Page.

Here’s a sneak peek at my camera kit

Lots of Canon Glass for this trip!

Lots of Canon Glass for this trip!

Other news on the home front 

I’m proud and thrilled to now be represented by Jenna Teeson!  Jenna and I met ten years ago when she was a photo editor at National Geographic Traveler Magazine.  As the years passed, she moved on from the Geographic back to her hometown, Boston, and has since been working as artist representative for Heath Robbins, a very talented food and lifestyle photographer.  Jenna has worked on global campaigns with some of the country’s top advertising agencies and I’m excited for what’s next for us.  I know we can go far together as Jenna brings greater exposure to my work and the opportunity to collaborate with new partners.  Jenna is one of the most well organized and pleasant people I have had the privilege to work with, so when we reconnected, I jumped at the chance to work with her again.

Here’s Jenna!

Jenna Teeson Represents Susan Seubert

In my absence, please contact Jenna for assignments.

She can be reached at jennateesonreps(at)gmail(dot)com

or by phone at 202-302-7384

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Thank you for visiting!