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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
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.
July 9th, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Glenn Flothe

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Friends by Glenn Flothe
Glenn Flothe’s dramatically-lit photo of trumpeter swans was submitted to the OP Your Favorite Places gallery. The swans were photographed in Moose Pass Alaska where they make a stop during their annual southerly migration. Flothe used his Canon EOS 7D to take the photo. I select a Photo Of The Day every day. I choose …
February 6th, 2013

Barter Island Polar Bears 105

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Barter Island Polar Bears 105
Aww! I photographed these two cute polar bear cubs during my Alaska Polar Bear Photography Tour last October. They are so adorable I just want to hug them, except for the fact that they would probably eat me. During our tour, we work with local Eskimo guides who take us out in their small boats …
January 23rd, 2013

Humpback Whale Breach 200

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Humpback Whale Breach 200
I’m finally home long enough to start editing my images from the last 6 months. Dang, have I been busy and time flies. This is my favorite image that I photographed while co-leading the Alaska portion of Tony Wu and my dual hemisphere Humpback Whale Tour last summer. See how sunny and perfect the conditions were? …