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March 3rd, 2011

The Green Tsunami

Posted By Kevin Schafer
The Green Tsunami
Contrary to predictions the sky was largely quiet tonight, filled with lazy green smudges – from 8 pm until after midnight, nothing moved. Then, at about 1 am, the sky exploded with a fast-moving, shimmering display. The motion was so fast, in fact, that it was almost impossible to capture : as soon as you …
February 10th, 2011

Ice Eye

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
Ice Eye
I am about to head out on my yearly winter trip to the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia. This area boosts some of the best locations for shooting waterfalls, scenic mountain tops and hardwood forests in the Mid Atlantic states. One of my favorite subjects to shoot at this time of the year, and …
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 …
August 29th, 2010

Big and Small

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Polar Bear on pack ice, 90 degrees N.
This polar bear approached our ship and stayed with us for nearly an hour. During that time, I took dozens of shots with my long lenses, straining for close-ups, as if full-frame bears were somehow the gold standard. I had to force myself, in fact, to put away the big glass and try and capture …
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 …