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June 13th, 2012

Back to Jurassic Park

Posted By Michael Frye
Sunbeams in redwood forest
Last year I spent a magical day among foggy redwoods and rhododendrons along the northern California coast, and captured some of my favorite redwood photographs to date. You can see some of those photos here and here. Claudia and I recently returned from another trip to the redwoods. On our first morning we went to … 
July 28th, 2011

Olympic National Park Part 2: Into the Rain Forest

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
Elder Maple, Sol Duc Valley, Olympic NP
When I set my foot in the rainforest for the first time this trip, three thoughts came to mind, ancient, mythical and chaotic. With these thoughts in mind, I set out for the next ten days to create a few images that captured the essence of the first two thoughts ancient and mythical. The challenge was … 
July 1st, 2011


Posted By Kevin Schafer
Moss-covered Spruces, Olympic National Park
I can see the Olympic Peninsula from my house. To get there, however, especially to the misty west-side rainforest valleys, is a 5-hour trip.  Yet every spring I make the journey, a pilgrimage to one of the most beautiful, if soggy, corners of the world. And when I say soggy, I mean it. The Hoh … 
May 24th, 2011

Notes from the field: West Virginia Spring

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
Notes from the filed this week features a new image from West Virginia. I have been shooting the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virgina for over twelve years now and the area never disappoints, especially in the spring. The mountains around Canaan Valley abound with tons of waterfalls and countless cascades and in the spring … 
December 13th, 2010

Palm Pilgrimage

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Licuala Palm (Licuala ramsayi) Australia
Many years ago, I saw a photograph of Australia’s remarkable round-leaved Licuala Palm, which grows in a very restricted part of the Queensland rainforest.  I was so struck by their marvelous shape, and the stunning patterns of light and shadow they create, that I cut the picture out of a magazine and stuck it up …