Roff Smith is an award-winning writer, photographer and adventurer whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, Nature, NPR, Conde Nast Traveller, Islands Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, and BBC’s Lonely Planet Traveller as well as many other publications around the world, as well as photographed assignments for major corporations such as Coca-Cola and Toyota
He has been a frequent and regular contributor to National Geographic for over twenty years and has done more than 20 major features for the magazine. Recent cover stories include London Down Under (February 2016) and Before Stonehenge (August 2014) He is represented photographically by National Geographic Creative.
He has written several travel books, including Cold Beer & Crocodiles, about his 10,000-mile solo cycling trek through the Australian outback, and Life on The Ice, about his extensive travels in Antarctica. Both were published my National Geographic Adventure press.
He has also written National Geographic Traveler‘s Guidebook to Australia and Australia: Journey Through Time, and contributed to several National Geographic ‘coffee table’ books such as Great Railway Journeys, and The Photographs: Then and Now, a history of photography in National Geographic.
In addition to photography and journalism, he has been a lecturer/guide on numerous tours to Antarctica, South America, the Baltic Sea, Britain, Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand.
He is also an experienced solo expedition cyclist and has ridden his bicycle all over the globe, from Antarctica to Zanzibar, and has made cycling photography a specialty.