Wolfgang Kaehler has studied photography and photo engineering in his native Germany for six years. Since 1977 he has photographed around the world in over 200 countries for magazines and travel companies. He served as a photographer on an expedition cruise ship for four years and had the opportunity to explore and photograph some of the world's more remote regions. He has photographed in Antarctica on diverse trips, and his Antarctic collection is significantly one of the largest of any professional photographer's in the world.
In 1985 he was awarded First Prize in the Composition & Form category of the "WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR" competition, sponsored by BBC WILDLIFE and the MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY in London. His winning photo, "Penguins on Ice", was one of 8,500 worldwide entries. In 1988 he was selected by National Geographic as one of 100 photographers for a worldwide exhibit and book "ODYSSEY-THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY AT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC". In 1989 THE CHICAGO HEADLINE CLUB awarded him the Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism in the category of Photojournalism.
Presently, Wolfgang Kaehler photographs throughout the world on assignment for various publications, advertising agencies, and travel companies. His photographs appear in some of the world's most prestigious publications such as NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, GEO, SMITHSONIAN, NATURAL HISTORY, AUDUBON, ISLANDS, TIME-LIFE, TRAVEL & LEISURE, WORLD WILDLIFE FUND, UNICEF, and INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE. In September of 1989 his book, "PENGUINS", was published by Chronicle Books in San Francisco, in August 2005 his book “Charles Darwin’s The Voyage of the Beagle” was published by Barnes & Nobel. Wolfgang currently lectures for photography organizations as well as museums, such as the American Museum of Natural History in New York. His in-depth photo safaris and workshops take him all over the world including places such as Botswana, Namibia, India, China, the Galapagos, Brazil and Antarctica. At the moment Wolfgang is publishing "Coffee Table eBook app".