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March 17th, 2014

Photo of The Day by Angie Middleton

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Bald Eagle In Flight' by Angie Middleton
    Angie Middleton submitted today’s Photo of the Day to the Catching Air Assignment, which is open until midnight March 18th. “Winter is perhaps one of the best times to encounter and photograph bald eagles on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska, which is located in Southcentral. They feed on remains of salmon and … 
February 3rd, 2014

Behind The Shot: ‘Polar Nap’ by Mario Davalos P. – Kaktovik, Alaska

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Sleeping polar bear after eating mukluk in Kaktovik, Alaska
I always try to lie down in the ground when photographing birds or small mammals, but with polar bears, well, that’s a different story. Not only are they tall as a big truck, but also fierce and aggressive. Lying flat in the ground so close to the largest carnivore on Earth would be equivalent to … 
January 24th, 2014

Behind The Shot: ‘Polar Bear Fight’ by Matthew Studebaker – Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Kaktovik, Alaska

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Two polar bear cub siblings playfully engaging in an argument wildlife behavior Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Park, Alaska
In this photo a pair of polar bears spar during a snow storm in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. To make the image, I hired an experienced boat captain in Kaktovik, Alaska to take me out to barrier islands where polar bears gather in late fall, waiting for the sea ice to form so they … 
December 29th, 2013

My Best Photos of 2013

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Tetons Mountains Wyoming Jackson Summer by Jay Goodrich
My Best Photos of 2013 began with a look at 56,721 selects from this past year. I think it is safe to say that I shot a LOT of photos in the past 12 months. Out of those selects I narrowed my image selection down to 100, had my wife further refine the collection down … 
December 3rd, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Bear in the Sun’ by Mark Lissick – Cook Inlet, Alaska

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Silhouette of a brown bear in a rising sun photograph captured in Cook Inlet near Silver Salmon Creek Alaska 500mm telephoto
The area of the Cook Inlet near Silver Salmon Creek is noted for its healthy population of coastal brown bears and large tidal fluctuations. During extreme low tides the water can recede as much as a half mile from the shoreline. As the water level drops extensive clam beds become exposed allowing the bears to … 
October 23rd, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Bald Eagle on Cross’ by Dawn Wilson – Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Posted By David Alexander Willis
An adult bald eagle sits on top of a wooden Russian Orthodox grave marker in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Unalaska, Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
More than 600 bald eagles live on the islands of Amaknak and Unalaska in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. Although eagles live along most of the Alaskan coastline, these two islands have an unusually large population thanks to a healthy fishing industry in Dutch Harbor, the largest commercial fishing port in the U.S. that is … 
October 3rd, 2013

Hello OP Readers!

Posted By Jason Bradley
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Hello world of outdoor photographers!  Please allow me to introduce myself: my name is Jason Bradley.  I’m a nature and underwater photographer based in Monterey, California; I teach workshops in the field and in the classroom on many different topics; I partner with Wetpixel.com to lead expeditions for underwater photographers; I’m a new Focal Press … 
September 23rd, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Ice Climbing on the Matanuska Glacier’ by Tom Bol – Alaska

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Hiker and climber Colby Coombs glacier cliff face hiking Denali State Park Alaska Adventure sports photography
We had spent time photographing Denali from a backcountry campsite, then moved over to the Matanuska Glacier to photograph ice climbers. The climber in this shot, Colby Coombs, runs a mountaineering school in Alaska and was helping me teach a photo workshop on adventure sports. He volunteered to climb this ice fin on the Matanuska … 
August 14th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Nursing Bear Alaska’ by Jay Goodrich – Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Alaskan Brown Bear Sow Cubs © Jay Goodrich
There are fewer creatures on this planet that have the ability to boast such a fierceness simultmaneously coupled with a cute and cuddly lovability than the Alaskan brown bear. My goal as a photographer is to always try and highlight some aspect of this world that transcends the obvious or the apparent misconception. While the … 
August 12th, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Tom Mckelvey

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Hubbard Glacier 1a by Tom Mckelvey
Today’s Photo Of The Day by Tom Mckelvey is a good example of using a long focal length to get create a compressed scene. He sent the photo to the Extreme Telephoto Assignment. In this case, Mckelvey was forced into his choice of lens because of his position on a ship that was some distance form the shoreline.