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October 12th, 2015

Last Frame: Andy Trowbridge

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
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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 …
 
December 3rd, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Bear in the Sun’ by Mark Lissick – Cook Inlet, Alaska

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Silhouette of a brown bear in a rising sun photograph captured in Cook Inlet near Silver Salmon Creek Alaska 500mm telephoto
The area of the Cook Inlet near Silver Salmon Creek is noted for its healthy population of coastal brown bears and large tidal fluctuations. During extreme low tides the water can recede as much as a half mile from the shoreline. As the water level drops extensive clam beds become exposed allowing the bears to …
 
June 22nd, 2012

Kuliak Brown Bear 5

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Kuliak Brown Bear 5
I’m not sure that I like this image as much as the other wide-angle brown bear image that I shared the other day but what I do like is that this was created on a rare sunny day on the Katmai Coast. I’ve got a lot of images of bears in the rain with a …
 
June 22nd, 2012

Kukak Brown Bear 50

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Kukak Brown Bear 50
“Who’s a happy bear?” That is what I would say to a big-old male brown bear who was sitting by the river during my expedition to the Katmai Coast last August. The bears always seemed so casual as they waited for salmon to pretty much swim into their mouths. I spent a lot of time …
 
June 20th, 2012

Kukak Brown Bear 25

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Kukak Brown Bear 25
I photographed this brown bear backlit at sunrise while visiting Kukak Bay on the outer coast of Katmai National Park last August. Kukak Bay is geographically oriented from east to west, so early morning light illuminates the bay whenever the sky is clear, which is not that often. In most cases, I prefer to photograph …
 
June 20th, 2012

Kuliak Brown Bear 8

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Kuliak Brown Bear 8
As I have made progress editing my extensive backlog of unedited images, I have been discovering many wonderful photos like this one that have until recently been confined to my hard-drives. This image was created on my Katmai Coast expedition last August, during which I was able to photograph brown bears at very close range. This wide-angle image is …
 
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 …
 
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 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, …