Krista Rossow@kristarossow

Contributing photographer to Traveler magazine at @NatGeoTravel, educator, editor. Contact for assignments, prints, & stock. [email protected]

While on our #natgeostudentexpeditions high school trip in #NewZealand, we rallied the troops to head down to the #MoerakiBoulders for a pre-dawn photo shoot. These unusual spherical boulders, some at least six-feet wide, are scattered along Koekohe Beach. It was just above freezing, there were a few wet feet and some hungry stomachs, but it was absolutely worth it for this gorgeous #sunrise. @NatGeoExpeditions


I've arrived in #NewZealand for a @NatGeoExpeditions high school trip! We drove from Wanaka towards Mount Cook through the rolling golden landscapes of a New Zealand winter. #natgeostudentexpeditions #LindisPass


Last week I taught a travel photography workshop in #NewMexico with the @SantaFeWorkshops. One very early morning, my class and I drove out to #Tsankawi, which is part of #Bandelier National Monument and photographed the caves and cliff dwellings in the rugged landscape which were used by the Ancestral Pueblo people.


Portrait of Daniel Klanott, a Tlingit man who works at the Chilkat Indian Village in #Klukwan, #Alaska. Daniel had just finished a cultural performance and I asked him if I could make his portrait with the baleen whale staff that he had carved. // Taken last month while #onassignment for @NatGeoExpeditions/@LindbladExp.


After many days of sunshine and clear skies in #Alaska, I have to admit I was so happy to see the mist and rain when our ship anchored one morning in Takatz Bay. There is something about mist moving through evergreens that I can't get enough of. // Taken last month while #onassignment for @NatGeoExpeditions/@LindbladExp.


Churning, nutrient-rich waters surround the #InianIslands where the Inside Passage meets the Pacific Ocean at Cross Sound. No wonder that haul-out rocks are covered in Steller sea lions, otters cling to abundant kelp, and it is common to see the white heads of bald eagles speckling the treetops. #Alaska // Taken while #onassignment for @NatGeoExpeditions/@LindbladExp.


I went from deserts and djellabas in Morocco to forests and mountains in #Alaska after a brief layover at home. I’m not done posting my Morocco images yet, but I can’t resist sharing the beauty of Alaska with you already! My soul feels at home wherever evergreen forests meet saltwater. And throw in a stunning snow-covered mountain for good measure. // Taken while #onassignment for @NatGeoExpeditions/@LindbladExp.


Dawn of a new day in #Morocco. Wandering through the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou is like walking amidst real-life sandcastles and I can see why this UNESCO World Heritage site is popular as a movie set. (Does anyone recognize #Yunkai from #GameofThrones?) We stopped here during our recent #Morocco photography expedition to do both a sunset and #sunrise photo shoot. To see more from the trip, check out today’s stories on @NatGeoExpeditions.


Portrait of Fatima, a Berber woman with hands of steel holding freshly baked bread. Our #NatGeoExpeditions photo group was able to learn about traditional bread baking in clay ovens while practicing portrait photography at the Kasbah du Toubkal in the High Atlas Mountains. #onAssignment #Morocco #NatGeoLodges


After the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, our #NatGeoExpeditions group drove into the High Atlas Mountains to stay at the Kasbah du Toubkal. Our inviting Berber accomodation, one of the #NatGeoLodges, is appropriately named with stunning views of Toubkal peak (13,671 ft) from the property. #OnAssignment #Morocco


During this #Morocco photo expedition, I took our group to a rooftop cafe at sunset to practice long exposures on Marrakech's famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square.  #onassignment #NatGeoExpeditions


Marrakech's famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square buzzes with activity in the late afternoon. One hardly knows where to look with carriages passing by, vendors selling goods, and street performers showing off snakes and monkeys (which I personally don’t support paying for photos of or with these animals). #Morocco #onassignment #NatGeoExpeditions