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May 24th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Jerrold Matthews

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Jerrold Matthews
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Following” by Jerrold Matthews. Location: McNeil River, Alaska. “In June, bears congregate near McNeil River to feed and breed, said Matthews. “These two boars were following a sow hoping to get her attention.” Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and …
April 18th, 2016

Behind The Shot: “Katmai Sow And Cub” By Jeff Green—Katmai National Park, Alaska

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Jeff Green
In 2010, I fulfilled a dream to spend two weeks photographing landscapes and wildlife in southwest Alaska. The trip included a week in Seward and a week in Homer. During my research, it was clear a guided trip to Katmai National Park to photograph brown bears would increase the odds of getting a memorable Alaskan …
April 4th, 2016

Behind The Shot: “Patiently Waiting” By Doug Croft—Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Doug Croft
The truth of it is, we all have to start somewhere, and I was very fortunate to have my love of nature photography start at Brooks Falls, Alaska. In 2010, my wife and I were planning a trip to Alaska, and I remembered seeing Tom Mangelsen’s iconic photo, “Catch of the Day.” I knew we …
October 21st, 2015

Photo Of The Day By Linda Fuller

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"Playful Cub" By Linda Fuller
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Playful Cub” By Linda Fuller. “We visited Silver Salmon Creek Lodge at Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, from late June to early July,” explains Fuller. “You are not allowed to walk the park without a guide. The guides are knowledgable in bear behavior and ensure that you see the …
October 12th, 2015

Last Frame: Andy Trowbridge

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Featured in the Last Frame section of the October 2015 issue of Outdoor Photographer, Andy Trowbridge captured this shot of a male brown bear that was bear-ly able to keep his eyes open after a long night of feeding and fighting with other bears near Kajaani, Finland, close to the Russian border. “I had chosen …
August 26th, 2011

Arctic Documentary Project – Svalbard, Norway Final Post #5

Posted By Daniel J. Cox
August 10, Danskøya Island 37F This morning is cold. Most definitely the coolest we’ve experienced. Danskøya Island is on the northwest part of the archipelago and is on the edge of better polar bear habitat. The ice is nearly 80 miles offshore, so any bears that are stranded on the Islands of Svalbard migrate towards …
August 11th, 2011

Arctic Documentary Project – Svalbard, Norway Post #4: Second Trip

Posted By Daniel J. Cox
August 8, 2011, Cloudy and 43F Tanya and I spent the past three days in Lonyearbyen in a small, very European, apartment, catching up on business matters, writing and a little rest before our next group of guests arrived. The first trip went really well, but every adventure to the field is new, so it’s …
August 5th, 2011

Arctic Documentary Project – Svalbard, Norway Post #3: Whales, Walrus Bears and Seals

Posted By Daniel J. Cox
A curious young male walrus spy hops to get a better view of our photo group. Nikon D7000, 200-400mm lens.
July 27 – Clear skies, Temp Around 45F Sailing into the midnight sun, Svalbard, Norway. Nikon D7000 The weather continues bright and sunny. For two days now we’ve had skies with virtually no clouds. Some wind yesterday afternoon but amazingly if it weren’t for the desolate landscape, void of vegetation, and cool temps, I would …