Christopher P. Baker

Acclaimed travel writer and photographer Christopher P. Baker—National Geographic’s ‘Resident Expert’ and the Lowell Thomas Award 2008 ‘Travel Journalist of the Year’—is a leading authority on Colombia travel and culture. Christopher has visited Colombia many times, and spent five months exploring the country to research and photograph the National Geographic Traveler Colombia guidebook.

His many other self-illustrated books include Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro’s Cuba (a two-time national book award winner), the best-selling Moon Cuba and Moon Cuba Handbooks, plus his coffee-table book Cuba Classics: A Celebration of Vintage American Automobile. His four other guidebooks for the National Geographic Traveler series include Cuba, Dominican Republic, Panama, and Costa Rica, which he also photographed on assignment.

He has written and photographed for more than 200 leading publications worldwide, from CNN Travel and Elle to National Geographic, Robb Report and Playboy. His award-winning photographs have appeared as front covers of scores of magazines, as well as having been published in countless books, brochures, and catalogs.

Christopher has been profiled in USA Today and has appeared on BBC, CNN, Fox TV, MSNBC, NPR, and dozens of other radio and TV outlets. A gifted public speaker, he has been privileged to twice address the National Geographic Society Live, and has spoken about his travels at the National Press Club, World Affairs Council, among other prestigious organizations, as well as aboard numerous cruise ships.

Christopher P. Baker is a Getty Images and National Geographic photographer and has led photo expeditions and tours for many esteemed companies. His website is