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June 22nd, 2012

Kukak Brown Bear 50

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Kukak Brown Bear 50
“Who’s a happy bear?” That is what I would say to a big-old male brown bear who was sitting by the river during my expedition to the Katmai Coast last August. The bears always seemed so casual as they waited for salmon to pretty much swim into their mouths. I spent a lot of time … 
June 20th, 2012

Kukak Brown Bear 25

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Kukak Brown Bear 25
I photographed this brown bear backlit at sunrise while visiting Kukak Bay on the outer coast of Katmai National Park last August. Kukak Bay is geographically oriented from east to west, so early morning light illuminates the bay whenever the sky is clear, which is not that often. In most cases, I prefer to photograph … 
June 20th, 2012

Kuliak Brown Bear 8

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Kuliak Brown Bear 8
As I have made progress editing my extensive backlog of unedited images, I have been discovering many wonderful photos like this one that have until recently been confined to my hard-drives. This image was created on my Katmai Coast expedition last August, during which I was able to photograph brown bears at very close range. This wide-angle image is … 
June 18th, 2012

2012 Animals of Alaska Calendar

Posted By Jon Cornforth
2012 Animals of Alaska Calendar
While visiting Seward, Alaska last month, I was pleasantly surprised to see my brown bear in lupine image on the cover of the 2012 Animals of Alaska calendar. The calendar was put together by Accent Alaska, which is one of the stock agencies that represents my photography. This image has never been one of my … 
June 15th, 2012

Steller Sea Lion 18

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Steller Sea Lion 18
As I have been recently editing all of my older trips, I keep finding surprising gems like this image from my last scuba diving trip to Hornby Island, BC in January 2009. If you are a diver you absolutely need to plan a trip to dive with the Steller sea lions at Hornby Island. They are incredibly … 
June 14th, 2012

Guadalupe Great White Shark 21

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Guadalupe Great White Shark 21
Over the last few weeks, I have been diligently working on processing images from the trips that I have never edited in the last 4 years. I am never home long enough to catch up, plus I really dislike processing images. I have probably gone through at least 50,000 images and deleted many of them, … 
June 13th, 2012

2011 Pacific Life Annual Report Cover

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This past winter I was contacted by Pacific Life Insurance Company to submit images for their annual report. Guess what? One of my images was selected for the cover! This image is the only breaching humpback whale photo that I have from Hawaii and has never been one of my favorites, however, it just sold … 
June 12th, 2012

Kenai Orcas Blow 1

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Kenai Orcas Blow 1, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
This is my favorite image from my May trip to Seward, Alaska to photograph orcas. I experienced a lot of terrible weather, but through my perseverance, I was eventually rewarded with 4 glorious days of sunshine, calm seas, and orcas. I saw about 50 different animals in the various pods of resident and transient orcas over … 
June 11th, 2012

Kenai Orcas 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Kenai Orcas 1, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
Dang, has it really been 2 months since my last blog post? After our big house move this spring, I’ve been making it a priority to edit all of the trips that I never seem to have time to edit. That has been going really well, so now I am going to begin sharing my … 
April 6th, 2012

Mauna Kea Snow Sunset 4

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Mauna Kea Snow Sunset 4, Mauna Kea State Park, Hawaii
I finally had the opportunity to photograph snow on the summit of Mauna Kea during my February visit to the Big Island of Hawaii. After over a decade of trying, it was nice to finally be able to experience being at the beach in the morning and then driving up to the snowy summit in the …