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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.
 
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? …
 
January 13th, 2013

Barter Island Polar Bears 100

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Barter Island Polar Bears 100
I love this picture of a polar bear mother with her two cubs! I took it last October while co-leading my Polar Bear Photography Tour in Alaska with Steve Kazlowski. It is a lot of fun helping clients photograph polar bears, especially when the bears are kind enough to pose for us right when the light …
 
January 12th, 2013

Kaktovik Sunrise Abstract 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Kaktovik Sunrise Abstract 1
I got to travel with my client-friend Bryn Forbes in Alaska and Tonga this summer. Though the purpose of the trips were to photograph humpback whales, Bryn spent a lot of time shooting motion blur abstracts. We all gave him a hard time about it, but he motivated me to try shooting some myself during …
 
June 26th, 2012

Denali Sunset Virga Reflection

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Denali Sunset Virga Reflection
I’m kind of looking forward to heading back to Alaska next week. I say kind of because of the terrible June weather we have had here in the Pacific Northwest. I’m sure that it will be quite similar during most of July in Alaska which is kind of depressing. Oh, well. That is the price …