Acacia Johnson

Acacia Johnson is a photographer, artist and writer from Alaska, focused on human relationships to the earth's Polar Regions. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Acacia has made over 55 expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica, both as a guide for Quark Expeditions and through her personal photographic projects. Her long-term work with the Inuit of Baffin Island, begun on a Fulbright grant in 2014, has inspired a lasting passion for the inhabited regions of the North. Today, her work is exhibited internationally, held in the collections of the Anchorage Museum and the Smithsonian Museum of American History, and has been featured by many publications, including National Geographic.

  • Why I Love Traveling to the Falkland Islands as a Landscape and Wildlife Photographer

    Why I Love Traveling to the Falkland Islands as a Landscape and Wildlife Photographer

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  • The Falkland Islands: A Birder’s Paradise

    The Falkland Islands: A Birder’s Paradise

    Temperate climate and abundant food make the Falkland Islands an ideal breeding ground for birds.

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  • South Georgia, the Galapagos of the Southern Ocean

    South Georgia, the Galapagos of the Southern Ocean

    The remote subantarctic island of South Georgia is one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on Earth.

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  • The Celestial Wonders of the Northern Lights

    The Celestial Wonders of the Northern Lights

    Another great reason to visit Greenland: the Aurora Borealis

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  • Greenland by Kayak: An Immersive Wilderness Experience

    Greenland by Kayak: An Immersive Wilderness Experience

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  • Meeting Greenland: How Inuit Culture Brings the Land to Life

    Meeting Greenland: How Inuit Culture Brings the Land to Life

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  • Following Greenland’s Explorers: Discovery, Connectedness, and the Polar Community

    Following Greenland’s Explorers: Discovery, Connectedness, and the Polar Community

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  • Greenland’s Vivid Landscapes: Raw, Undiscovered, and Unexpected

    Greenland’s Vivid Landscapes: Raw, Undiscovered, and Unexpected

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  • The Art of Polar Photography: How to Take Your Best Travel Pics

    The Art of Polar Photography: How to Take Your Best Travel Pics

    Are you prepared to take awesome photos in the Arctic or Antarctica? Wondering how to set up great shots? Photography Guide Acacia Johnson shares her best polar photography tips.

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  • I left my heart in Uummannaq: Greenland with Acacia Johnson

    I left my heart in Uummannaq: Greenland with Acacia Johnson

    A polar expedition guide shares her experience visiting the tiny community of Uummannaq, North Greenland, where traditional Arctic foods, the whaling industry and warm hospitality abound.

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