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January 23rd, 2013

Humpback Whale Breach 200

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Humpback Whale Breach 200
I’m finally home long enough to start editing my images from the last 6 months. Dang, have I been busy and time flies. This is my favorite image that I photographed while co-leading the Alaska portion of Tony Wu and my dual hemisphere Humpback Whale Tour last summer. See how sunny and perfect the conditions were? … 
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 … 
December 6th, 2010

Humpback Whales Bubble Feeding 132

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Humpback Whales Bubble Feeding 132, Chatham Strait, Alaska
Photographing humpback whales bubble-net feeding in Southeast Alaska is the most incredible experience that I have. Over several days in July, I was again fortunate to witness this extraordinary behavior. Even though I cruise with my own boat, finding a groups of whales feeding can be difficult and time consuming. However, once I have located … 
December 3rd, 2010

Chilkat Bald Eagle 227

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Chilkat Bald Eagle 227, Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Alaska
“Whadya lookin’ at?” That is surely what this majestic bald eagle was thinking when it looked at me like this. The low-angle sunlight perfectly illuminated its breast while perched on this log, while the forest in the distance rendered as fantastic orange bokeh. Magnificent! Over the course of our time together, I photographed the occasional … 
December 2nd, 2010

Humpback Whale Breach 117

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Humpback Whale Breach 117, Frederick Sound, Alaska
Here is another amazing humpback whale breach that I photographed during my July trip in Southeast Alaska. Breaching whale encounters never get old. I wish that I could photograph whales every day, but for a variety of reasons it would be impractical, least of which is that they don’t cooperate like this very often. This … 
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 29th, 2010

Chilkat Bald Eagle 242

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Chilkat Bald Eagle 242, Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Alaska
What my recent trip to Alaska lacked in eagles in action was more than made up for by cooperative eagles in beautiful light. I photographed hundreds of images of eagles waiting for a decisive moment to unleash a glaring stare or unrestrained call. Most of my best new images involve direct eye contact. I mostly deleted … 
November 24th, 2010

Chilkat Bald Eagle 200

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Chilkat Bald Eagle 200, Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Alaska
I just got back from leading my 2010 Haines Bald Eagle Photography Tour. It was awesome, but Alaska always is. I had 4 clients signed up to join me, but at the last minute only 2 were able to attend. This was the first time that I worked with Paul & Kim and we had … 
November 12th, 2010

Humpback Whales Bubble Feeding 100

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Humpback Whales Bubble Feeding 100, Chatham Strait, Alaska
I always say that if I could photograph only one thing, that it would be whales. Unfortunately, they are the most difficult and expensive subject that I photograph. I have swam next to these gentle giants and watched them repeatedly breach into the air, but the most amazing behavior I have documented is humpback whales … 
September 8th, 2010

South Sawyer Glacier Harbor Seal 02

Posted By Jon Cornforth
South Sawyer Glacier Harbor Seal 02, Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness, Alaska
Over the Labor Day weekend, I wrote a magazine article about how to photograph Alaska’s wildlife. I want to share an excerpt from the article and a new harbor seal image that I created in Tracy Arm in July.  I hope that you look forward to the complete article, but for now, please enjoy this …