Dan Westergren has spent three decades producing award-winning images as a National Geographic Society photographer, photo editor, and social media strategist. As Director of Photography at National Geographic Travel, he developed a photographic aesthetic that defined the magazine’s visual impact in print, digital, and social media.
Dan helped launch the popular and profitable National Geographic Traveler Photography Seminar series and contributed to the program as it grew from four events the first year to more than 38 scheduled events in 2015. Presenting ten seminars each year, Dan served as a key point of contact for thousands of National Geographic Traveler readers.
Dan has lead numerous photography workshops as a National Geographic expert, sharing his love of photography with travelers in all corners of the globe.
As a photographer, he has shot stories on all seven continents, including expeditions up Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mont Blanc, and the Matterhorn. His defining moment at the National Geographic Society came when he stood at the North Pole, after skiing the last degree of latitude, to produce photographs for a Traveler story. Though exhausted, he reflected on the organization’s history of visual excellence and proudly claimed a place in the National Geographic Family.