Widely known on a global scale, Burkard is the epitome of success achieved as a result of hard work and sacrifice. His lifetime of work is a portfolio of experiences that have moved and inspired many to seek out, explore, and contemplate the beauty and breathtaking complexity of the earth.
Throughout the years his sacrifices, personal investment and unrelenting drive have made him one of the most noteworthy and legendary adventure photographers of our time.
It all began with a borrowed camera, photographing the water and his friends surfing off the beaches in San Luis Obispo, California. This set into motion what would be an explosive career as a world-class photographer, explorer, creative director, speaker, author and filmmaker.
As a devoted husband and father, Chris believes that it is important to work, live and exist with an optimistic view and excitement for whatever lies ahead in life. Above all, he cherishes time spent with his family, friends and the outdoors.