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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 17th, 2012

Finding Balance

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Ring-tailed Lemur, Berenty Reserve MADAGASCAR
Visual balance can sometimes be difficult to achieve in a photograph , but it can make the difference between a pedestrian portrait – and a more compelling one. When I set out to photograph this wild Ring-tailed Lemur, for example, resting in a tree, I chose not to place him directly in the middle of …
 
June 15th, 2012

Steller Sea Lion 18

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Steller Sea Lion 18
As I have been recently editing all of my older trips, I keep finding surprising gems like this image from my last scuba diving trip to Hornby Island, BC in January 2009. If you are a diver you absolutely need to plan a trip to dive with the Steller sea lions at Hornby Island. They are incredibly …
 
June 14th, 2012

Guadalupe Great White Shark 21

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Guadalupe Great White Shark 21
Over the last few weeks, I have been diligently working on processing images from the trips that I have never edited in the last 4 years. I am never home long enough to catch up, plus I really dislike processing images. I have probably gone through at least 50,000 images and deleted many of them, …
 
June 13th, 2012

2011 Pacific Life Annual Report Cover

Posted By Jon Cornforth
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This past winter I was contacted by Pacific Life Insurance Company to submit images for their annual report. Guess what? One of my images was selected for the cover! This image is the only breaching humpback whale photo that I have from Hawaii and has never been one of my favorites, however, it just sold …
 
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 …
 
November 16th, 2011

Atlantic Spotted Dolphin 05

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin 05
I’ve been working at home for almost 2 months, which is making me pretty antsy to get back outdoors, but especially underwater. So, I thought that I would share another one of my favorite Atlantic spotted dolphin images from my liveaboard expedition to the Bahamas last summer. I’ve previously described how athletically difficult it is …
 
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 …
 
October 28th, 2011

The Eyes Have It

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Dwarf Caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) Cristalino River, Amazon, Brazil
There are pretty few rules in wildlife photography, but there is one which you’d want a pretty good reason to break. This is it: the only thing in the picture that really needs to be in focus is the eyes. Case in point: with this head-on shot of a dwarf caiman in the upper Amazon, there …