Jeff Berkes Photography | About the Photographer



An Internationally published photographer was introduced to our National Parks and extreme weather at a very young age, and quickly gained a profound interest in lightning storms, tornadoes, blizzards, wildfires and our insanely beautiful night sky. My infatuation with extreme weather quickly transformed into an obsession with documenting my adventures in the elements through photography. Traveling to places unknown  gave me the opportunity to discover the night sky that I never knew existed. In 1996, I got my drivers license and never looked back, all I wanted to do was just drive and see the world and the weather that shapes it into the work of art it is.  The devotion I had, and still have towards exploration and chasing mother nature in the wildest  places continues to grow every single day for the past 25 years. I graduated in 2007, and by 2008, I was working for National Geographic and Magnum photographer Steve McCurry. I quickly became his chief photo retoucher, website manager and image editor. In 2009, at the age of 28, I received my first National Geographic Adventure Cover as part of a story on our National Parks. Since then it has led to numerous publications by National Geographic, The Weather Channel, National Park Service, Outdoor Photographer, Discover, and many others I continue to travel across the United States, eagerly anticipating  Mother Nature to reveal her next unguarded moment. These expenses come out of my own pocket. I'm currently working towards the completion of my first book. It's been more than 10 years since I started it, and I'm can finally see the finish line. 



My work has been seen in print and online in publications such as: TIME Magazine Annual 2013, National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, NGM online, Popular Photography and Imaging Magazine, Outdoor Photographer, Unique Traveler Magazine, NASA, MSN, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, CBS, ABC, CNN and MNN and many more. A list of some other can be found on the "publications" page.