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November 4th, 2015

Polar Bears, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Posted By Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) It’s Polar Bear Week! Polar bears are North America’s apex predator, and one of the most magnificent animals on the planet. And the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is easily one of the best places in the world to view and photograph these stunning creatures. Every winter, dozens gather here to …
October 21st, 2015

Photo Of The Day By Linda Fuller

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"Playful Cub" By Linda Fuller
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Playful Cub” By Linda Fuller. “We visited Silver Salmon Creek Lodge at Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, from late June to early July,” explains Fuller. “You are not allowed to walk the park without a guide. The guides are knowledgable in bear behavior and ensure that you see the …
October 5th, 2015

WiLDspeak: Robert Glenn Ketchum

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
From the No Pebble Mine/Save Bristol Bay Campaign
Join Robert Glenn Ketchum and numerous other presenters to explore how photography and video are impacting conservation efforts around the globe at WILDspeak, November 16, 2015, in Washington D.C. www.WiLDSPEAK.org. Audubon Magazine named Robert Glenn Ketchum as one of the 100 people “who shaped the environmental movement of the 20th Century” and, as one of …
August 4th, 2015

Behind The Shot: “Bear Into The Light” By Mario Davalos—Cape Douglas, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Bear Into the Light_web
There are images that create themselves. Before pressing the shutter, you know what’s going to happen and you’re no longer the author, but only a witness in complete awe of what is unraveling before you. You take your eye away from the viewfinder and look straight at the scene—both eyes overwhelmed with excitement. You must …
February 18th, 2015

Photo of the Day by Anna Cramer

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Nirvana and Brotherhood' by Anna Cramer
Today’s Photo of the Day was submitted to the Colors Coming Through Assignment by Anna Cramer. “Driving back to work from an afternoon doctor appointment I crossed Brotherhood Bridge over the Mendenhall River and gasped. I pulled a u-ey (not legally but so worth it) and parked nearby. It’s times like these that I’m glad …
February 12th, 2015

Photo of the Day by Banan Tarr

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Spencer Glacier' by Banan Tarr
  In today’s Photo of the Day, Banan Tarr captures Spencer Glacier in Chugach National Forrest, Alaska. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage and several images from the Assignment Gallery are featured in The …
January 28th, 2015

Photo of the Day by Ed Boudreau

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Fireweed' by Ed Boudreau
Ed Boudreau made a spontaneous change of plans while climbing to the summit of The Butte in Alaska and ended up with this sunset shot, which is today’s Photo of the Day. “My goal was to make it up the 800+ foot summit of Butte Mt in Palmer Alaska to get a shot of the …
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 …