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June 18th, 2012

2012 Animals of Alaska Calendar

Posted By Jon Cornforth
2012 Animals of Alaska Calendar
While visiting Seward, Alaska last month, I was pleasantly surprised to see my brown bear in lupine image on the cover of the 2012 Animals of Alaska calendar. The calendar was put together by Accent Alaska, which is one of the stock agencies that represents my photography. This image has never been one of my … 
June 12th, 2012

Kenai Orcas Blow 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Kenai Orcas Blow 1, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
This is my favorite image from my May trip to Seward, Alaska to photograph orcas. I experienced a lot of terrible weather, but through my perseverance, I was eventually rewarded with 4 glorious days of sunshine, calm seas, and orcas. I saw about 50 different animals in the various pods of resident and transient orcas over … 
June 11th, 2012

Kenai Orcas 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Kenai Orcas 1, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
Dang, has it really been 2 months since my last blog post? After our big house move this spring, I’ve been making it a priority to edit all of the trips that I never seem to have time to edit. That has been going really well, so now I am going to begin sharing my … 
March 27th, 2012

Outdoor Photographer April 2012 Discover Digital Quick Tips Article

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Outdoor Photographer April 2012 Discover Digital Quick Tips Article
I am excited to share that my “Discover Digital Quick Tips” article is published in the April 2012 issue of Outdoor Photographer! OP’s Editor gave me this opportunity after telling me that he always considers my images to be among the most authentic and beautiful that he regularly sees. In my article, I offer my … 
January 12th, 2012

Outdoor Photographer February 2012 Discover Alaska Wildlife Article

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Outdoor Photographer February 2012 Discover Alaska Wildlife Article
I was traveling all of December, so forgive me for not having posted any new blog updates for awhile. However, I am excited to share that Outdoor Photographer published my “Discover Alaska Wildlife” article in the February issue! In my article, I give lots of advice about where and how to photograph many of Alaska’s … 
November 18th, 2011

Barter Island Polar Bears 26

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Barter Island Polar Bears 26
I was very happy with my first encounters with polar bears while co-leading my Polar Bear Photography Tour this fall. These amazing creatures are incredibly photogenic and life-changing to see in the wild. I’m currently updating my website with information about next year’s tours, but for anyone that is interested our scheduled dates are September 24-27, September 28-October 1, … 
November 15th, 2011

Kuliak Pink Salmon 01

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Kuliak Pink Salmon 01, Alaska, USA
I spent 3 long days attempting to photograph brown bears fishing underwater while visiting Kuliak Bay. I did not succeed. However, I had 6 opportunities where a bear sniffed the back of my underwater camera rather than the front. If I were a cartoon, I would have had one of those bubbles over my head … 
November 14th, 2011

Kuliak Brown Bear 01

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Kuliak Brown Bear 01
This is my most successful wide-angle brown bear image from my August expedition to the Katmai Coast. I spent 4 days in Kuliak Bay trying unsuccessfully to photograph brown bears fishing underwater. For most of the day, my underwater camera system was submerged on a tripod with the PocketWizard antennae barely extending about the surface, … 
November 9th, 2011

Kuliak Brown Bear 02

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Kuliak Brown Bear 02
My August trip to the outer coast of Katmai National Park was pretty dangerous, but it allowed me to create some unique photos. I took my boat on the ferry from Homer to Kodiak and then used it to cross treacherous Shelikof Strait in order to spend several weeks living with the brown bears. I … 
November 2nd, 2011

Nellie Juan Glacier Dwarf Fireweed Sunrise 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Nellie Juan Glacier Dwarf Fireweed Sunrise 1, Prince William Sound, Alaska
I photographed this rugged scene while cruising Prince William Sound with my dad in late June. I had scouted Nellie Juan Fjord several days earlier in rainy conditions and observed a few dwarf fireweed blooms high above the tideline on the granite cliffs. In order to get to this location, I woke up well before sunrise, …