Jim Brandenburg traveled the globe as a photographer with National Geographic Magazine for over 3 decades. He has done assignment work and has been published in numerous national and international publications including The New York Times, Life, Time, Audubon, Smithsonian, Natural History, Geo, Modern Maturity, BBC Wildlife, Outdoor Photographer, National Wildlife, and Outside.
Brandenburg's work has been featured on all the major television and radio networks including CBS's Sunday Morning with Charles Kura It, Dateline NBC, Animal Planet, The National Geographic Channel, as well as National Public Radio's All Things Considered.
Jim Brandenburg’s career with the National Geographic Society resulted in 23 magazine stories, several television features and many National Geographic books.
- Canon Explorer of Light photographer, 2005 - 2008
- Nominated for an Emmy awards with his documentary “Chased by the Light: A Photographic Journey with Jim Brandenburg”, 2002-2003
- The Global 500 Environmental World Achievement Award, 1991
- Wildlife Photographer of the Year by BBC Wildlife and the Natural History Museum, 1988
- Magazine Photographer of the Year, 1981 and 1983