Kerstin Langenberger is deeply in love with the Polar regions. Originally from Germany, she lived in Iceland for seven years where she graduated with a degree in environmental science. She later spent a year on Svalbard, Norway, where she became an Arctic nature guide. Since then, Kerstin has been working on expedition ships traveling to both polar regions and strives to be an ambassador for the rapidly changing ecosystems found there. The quote often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” sums up Kerstin’s drive to live a life centered around nature and conservation. In addition to being a hut warden and ranger in Iceland, she spent a year working in conservation in New Zealand and joined the crew of Greenpeace's flagship Rainbow Warrior in Scandinavia. Recently, she spent two summer seasons on the subantarctic island of South Georgia where she supported the important work of the South Georgia Heritage Trust.
Kerstin also works as a professional nature photographer and lecturer. Her best-known photograph of an emaciated polar bear made millions of people reflect on climate change. Other works of hers have been published worldwide in numerous international magazines and nature photography competitions. She has written and photographed several books, given a TEDx talk, and continues to tour German-speaking countries with a very successful presentation on the European Arctic and climate change.
My upcoming expeditions
Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast