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February 13th, 2013

Poolenalena Beach Sunset 4

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Poolenalena Beach Sunset 4
Since I am flying back to the Big Island of Hawaii tomorrow morning, I decided to share one of my new Maui images from my last visit to the islands in December. Most of my recent trips have been dedicated to wildlife, but that does not mean that I have forsaken landscapes. I photographed this … 
February 12th, 2013

Vava’u Humpback Whale Breach 3

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Vava'u Humpback Whale Breach 3
If I could do one thing every day for the rest of my life, it would be to go out on the water to photograph whales for the day. They are simply the most amazing creatures that I am fortunate to regularly photograph. My favorite images of humpback whales are created when they breach. This … 
February 11th, 2013

Gold Harbor King Penguins Abstract 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Gold Harbor King Penguins Abstract 1
This is an abstract image of king penguins that I created while visiting Gold Harbor during my South Georgia Island expedition. I initially photographed this scene with the aid of my tripod using traditional depth of field and sharp focus techniques, but later decided to explore it using slow shutter speeds and hand-held camera movement. … 
February 8th, 2013

Salisbury Plain King Penguins 33

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Salisbury Plain King Penguins 33
Baby king penguins are simply adorable. I was very fortunate to be able to spend as much time as I did photographing them at Salisbury Plains. The juveniles, like this one, were especially curious. I think that it was hungry and hoped that I would feed it. Keep in mind that in order to visit South … 
February 7th, 2013

Prion Island Wandering Albatross 10

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Prion Island Wandering Albatross 10
Another cute baby animal picture! One of the first locations that I visited during my South Georgia Island ordeal expedition was Prion Island, which is home to a declining population of wandering albatross. The reason that the population is in trouble is due to long-line fishing. The albatross are attracted to the baited hooks that … 
February 6th, 2013

Barter Island Polar Bears 105

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Barter Island Polar Bears 105
Aww! I photographed these two cute polar bear cubs during my Alaska Polar Bear Photography Tour last October. They are so adorable I just want to hug them, except for the fact that they would probably eat me. During our tour, we work with local Eskimo guides who take us out in their small boats … 
February 5th, 2013

Vava’u Humpback Whale Calf 12

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Vava'u Humpback Whale Calf 12
This week, I am going to share several images of baby animals that I have photographed during my recent trips, starting with this gregarious humpback whale calf in Tonga. While I was snorkeling on the surface, this calf swam right underneath me while its mom patiently watched below. I really like the arching position of … 
January 25th, 2013

Vava’u Humpback Mother & Calf 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Vava'u Humpback Mother & Calf 1
This is a photo of a tender moment being shared by a humpback whale mother and her young calf. Humpback moms spend most of their time resting beneath the surface, but their babies have to breath much more frequently. When a calf comes up to breath, it will often playfully frolic on the surface, otherwise, … 
January 24th, 2013

Vava’u Humpback Whale Calf 3

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Vava'u Humpback Whale Calf 3
Recently, I have been rethinking my workflow and processing techniques. I am not talking about a total overhaul of the way that I edit, but rather becoming more efficient and effective. Processing underwater images requires much more effort than above water images, particularly if I want a gray whale swimming through a blue background. For … 
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? …