Alaska Angler Columnist
Chris Batin has spent 42 years as a fulltime Alaska outdoor photojournalist while also being editor and publisher of Alaska Angler Publications. He is honored in the book “Alaska’s Greatest Outdoor Legends” for his pioneering work in Alaska fishing as well as being an educator, guide, and author of eight books. He recently won eight first-place, national and regional writing awards, as well as “Best Column in the USA,” by the Outdoor Writers Association of America. He currently serves as vice president of the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association. When he is not covering Alaska, he travels around the world on assignment, but best enjoys returning home to his spouse Heather, and his outdoor companion, Schnitzy, a miniature Dachshund.