About Nick Cobbing

Nick Cobbing is a photographer driven by a curiosity about the natural world. He photographs wild landscapes, making stories which explore our relationship and connection with what we call ‘nature’. He has worked extensively in the Arctic and Antarctica on the themes of science and climate change.

He is a contributing photographer to National Geographic Magazine and has also worked with Geo (Germany), The Sunday Times and the BBC. His work has been recognised by many international awards, including World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year and American Photography.

His work has been exhibited widely in galleries and to policy-makers at the Stockholm Parliament and The United States Capitol. He has made films, commissioned by Look Three Festival of Photography and National Geographic Magazine.

He currently lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

See the recent National Geographic story here


Photo District News Annual 2016 video/ multimedia
American Photography 32 2016 selected book
NPPA Best Of Photojournalism 2010 environmental story
World Press Photo 2009 nature, singles
American Photography 26 2009 selected book
Webby Awards 2008 best use of photography (nominee)
American Photography 25 2008 selected web
American Photography 24 2007 selected book
Photo District News 2007 best website
NPPA Best Of Photojournalism 2007 best website
Pictures Of the Year 2006 science and natural history

Twice nominated for the Prix Pictet prize, included in the books 01 Water in 2009 and 06 Disorder in 2016.
Selected in Pictures of The year for Time and Newsweek.

Select clients

National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine, BBC (books), Mare, New Scientist, The Guardian, Discover Magazine, Science Illustrated

Other clients

Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Business Week, Outside, Le Monde, Stern, Der Spiegel, Time, Newsweek, La Republica, Australian Geographic, Traveller, VSD, WWF, UNEP, Defra, Cape Farewell and Greenpeace International.