Cory Richards: How Far Will You Go for an Picture?

National Geographic Photographer Cory Richards Is possibly one of the most courageous (some might say risk taker) photographers on the planet. The two videos we bring you today represent his latest attempts to go (and photograph) where no man had gone before.

In late 2012 Richards along with photographer Keith Ladzinski and two dare devil climbers went on a 6 week journey into one of the most isolated remote places on the planet – bertha’s towers in Antarctica – 2000 miles away from any known city and at least a week away from any potential rescue team.

In the short video above you can see some of the very harsh condition this 4 man team had to face. Below is a talk Richards gave together with his climber team member Mike Libecki describing some of the things they have endured on their trip and the endless number of times they had brushed with death.

Mike Libecki & Cory Richards: Antarctic Mountain Climbing – a must see!


We have covered dozens of talented National Geographic photographers who told their stories on video looking at some of the most remote places on earth and some of the most personal and heartwarming human stories as well many who dedicate their lives to nature and preserving wildlife across the globe. For us, Libecki & Richards talk is possibly one of the best in this series so far.

You can watch more videos of interesting photographers on our photographer section here on LensVid. You can find more amazing videos from National Geographic Live! on our dedicated page.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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