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August 23rd, 2011

Triple Falls, Glacier National Park

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
I am finally back home after a nine-day trip to Glacier National Park followed by a week in Charleston with my family on vacation. The trip to Glacier was productive, but incredibly frustrating. To start with, my first three days were absolutely horrid conditions for nature photography, blue bird blue skies and not a cloud …
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 …
July 26th, 2011

Heather Island Dwarf Fireweed Sunset 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Heather Island Dwarf Fireweed Sunset 1, Prince William Sound, Alaska
I created this bold image of dwarf fireweed at sunset while visiting Columbia Bay with my small boat Serenity a few weeks ago. This was the second time that I have visited this area this year, after the dramatic and wild nature of the place got under my skin back in May. It is now …
November 30th, 2010

Mt Fairweather Lenticular Aerial 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Mt Fairweather Lenticular Aerial 1, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
BLECH! That is exactly what I felt like doing during my recent aerial shoot of Mt Fairweather. My pilot gave me ample opportunities to back out of the flight. He told me that even though the weather was clear in Haines that it was going to be a bumpy ride over Glacier Bay National Park …
November 6th, 2010

Hovering Over Paradise

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Helicopter over summit of Mt. Paget, 9625 feet, South Georgia Island
Yeah, yeah, I know.  In an ideal world, this blog should should be a day-to-day visual diary – sharing new pictures, and reflections on the art and business of photography. But the truth is, I haven’t taken a picture in weeks, busy with conferences, speeches, writing manifestos, and editing older pictures. Yes, professional photography can …
September 27th, 2010

Smith Glacier Crevasse 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Smith Glacier Crevasse 1, College Fjord, Alaska
I created this image during my first incredible but brief voyage on Prince William Sound in Alaska last month. I motored my boat from Whittier to the head of College Fjord for a few days and was blown away but the photographic potential. I anchored in Tuition Cove near the Yale Glacier and used my …
September 24th, 2010

Mt McKinley & Mt Foraker Sunset Aerial 01

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Mt McKinley & Mt Foraker Sunset Aerial 01, Denali National Park, Alaska
During my recent Alaska trip, I was able to see Mt McKinley almost everyday due to the perfect clear weather. To see the mountain even 1 day is very rare, let alone for 10 days straight. My normal landscape images from the ground were just not very exciting, so I hired a small plane 3 …
August 20th, 2010


Posted By Kevin Schafer
"Shooter" rising, Leifdefjorden, Svalbard
Shooters are chunks of ice that break off from a tidewater glacier under the water, and rise to the surface. This one burst out of the sea, 50 feet high, not far from my Zodiac, water cascading off its surface.  Astonishing. Amazingly, I had the right lens on at the time and whipped around to …
August 16th, 2010

Last Days of Summer, Glacier National Park, Montana

Posted By Ian Shive
I managed to sneak a whopping two (yes, two!) days in last week for some hiking in Glacier National Park, Montana. I was hoping to spend more time but had to leave unexpectedly for a project back home in California. Regardless, the park never disappoints always offering meadows of August floral arrangements and the never-too-old-to-appreciate …