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January 31st, 2012

Playing Hooky in Hawaii

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Nene Goose, Kaua'i
Just returned from a welcome family vacation in Hawaii – a nice break from the recent cold snap in Seattle. To make it a true vacation, I took only one camera body and one lens (albeit the handy Nikon 18-200mm) rather than the usual 50-60 lbs of gear I normally haul around.  This is a …
November 21st, 2010

Rainforest Strangers

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Australian Brush-Turkey, Queensland
Two seemingly endless days of flying, across an unnatural number of times zones, and I am in the rainforests of northern Queensland, Australia.  My mission is to document a variety of unusual species native to this endangered ecosystem including the giant Cassowary. But there is no shortage of other astonishing creatures as well that I …
October 15th, 2010

Vanishing Primates

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Peruvian Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey (Oreonax flauvicada) PERU
This is a picture of one of the rarest primates in the world : the Peruvian Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey. No one knows how many are left, but from what I saw this past week, their days may be numbered. I spent 6 days in the rugged foothills of the Andes, in patches of forest between …
August 19th, 2010

To Bear Island

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Polar Bear on Pack Ice, 81 degrees North
Winter is coming to the Arctic: the tundra has turned a brilliant gold, the seabirds are heading south, and the mountains are already white with new snow.  But the polar bears are happy – the sea ice will soon form again, and seals will once again be on the menu. The pack ice has retreated …
June 16th, 2010

Stalking Feathered Dinosaurs

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) Male, Queensland Australia
I recently wrote a short article on stalking wild Cassowaries in Australia for BBC Wildlife Magazine in the UK. For those that did not see it, I am copying it here. It is sort of my written response to people who often ask about the dangers I face as a wildlife photographer in remote parts …
June 9th, 2010

The Empty Ark

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Stump-tailed Macaque (Macaca arctoides)
I am happy to announce that the July issue of OP features a story on my work on Endangered Species written by Kim Castleberry. I hope you’ll have a look. I have been working for the past two years on telling the little-known stories of rare and endangered animals around the world: Amazon River Dolphins, …