Cory Richards@coryrichards

@NatGeo Photojournalist // 👻EverestNoFilter & crichardsphoto //

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Santa Barbara & UCSB...not much to say aside from I’m sorry. This kinda thing sucks. If you want to get your mind off it all tonight, I’ll be speaking at UCSB and I’d love to have you there. Link in profile. Big love. Photo @adrianballinger high in the Khumbu valley acclimatizing for Everest.


SANTA BARBARA & UCSB!!! I’m going to be in your hood next week speaking! Come check it out...please...don’t leave me in an empty auditorium! Details in link in profile, but it’s at 7:30 pm on Dec. 7th. Can’t wait to see you there for a night of images and stories from the field and home... Image from my most recent assignment for @natgeo in Pakistan with @freddiewilkinson


That’s right...I’m not above taking pictures of latté art. But seriously, when you’ve got tumeric, matcha, and’s hard not to dork out. What’s next @treelinecoffee? What can I expect tmrw (cuz I’m here everyday...)? Cayenne? Jasmine?Bone broth? The possibilities are endless. Surprise me. I’ll see you at 6:30. Thanks Bozeman and Treeline. It’s good to be home. You don’t suck at all. Poured by the infamous @goodbick

Downtown Bozeman



Portrait of a Pakistani Military Police Officer near Skardu, shot on assignment for @natgeo More work coming soon from this incredibly rich assignment profiling the ongoing conflict in the Siachen region of Northern Pakistan. @freddiewilkinson #phaseonephoto


“The desire for a more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And paradoxically, the acceptance of ones negative experience is itself a positive experience.” @markmansonnet


BOZEMAN! I’ll be speaking next Thursday at the Emerson! 100% of proceeds goes to benefit children’s education in Central Asia. Event is at 7 and I’ll be speaking for an hour with Q&A to follow. It’s a deeply personal narrative with a hometown crowd....the scariest kind. That said, the more the better. Psyched to see you there. @centralasiainstitute


An odd time to look down...thanks again cosmos...


Thanks cosmos.....


These walrus in Franz Josef Land, Russia hate straws...for real. @zarialynn just challenged me to #stopsucking and I was like, "well, that's kind of a tall order..." But then I figured out she was talking about the @lonelywhale campaign to stamp out the needless use of plastic straws. Did you know Americans alone use 500 million plastic straws a day?!?! That's a lot of waste that uses precious resources to create and leaves heaps of plastics and micro-plastics floating in our oceans. Soooo, now I'm gonna challenge @ladzinski to #stopsucking as well. Let's make ourselves heard with this simple little adjustment and thoughtfulness in our day to day and learn more at


That one time in Oregon with @eddiebauer and my phone camera....


@masterblasterg Gabriel Angelo, Pearl St. mall street performer. An unmissable new ICON. Gabriel has so much youthful energy...he'll tell you it's from being vegan, but I think it might have something to do with being 19. Regardless, he's a badass bursting with talent. I wanted to make a portrait representative of what Gabriel sweats out onto the bricks. Two lights synced at 1/1600. #phaseonephoto #mediumformat @angelajpayne

Pearl Street Mall