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October 26th, 2015

Photo Of The Day By Archie Tucker

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"High Maintenance Fox" By Archie Tucker
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “High Maintenance Fox” By Archie Tucker. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage and several images from the Assignment Gallery are picked to be featured in The Best Of …
October 23rd, 2015

Photo Of The Day By Phil Varney

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Moonset & Sunrise over death valley
Today’s Photo Of the Day is “Moonset And Sunrise Over Death Valley” by Phil Varney. “An amazing sunrise begins, commensurate with the moon setting over the crusty salt pan of Death Valley National Park,” says Varney. “Nothing quite like seeing such clear geometric shapes in nature!”
October 22nd, 2015

Photo Of The Day By Sean Voges

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"The Three Brothers" By Sean Voges
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “The Three Brothers” By Sean Voges. “The quintessential photo locale in Yosemite Valley!” said Voges. “I was on my out of the park. I had spent most of the day battling Mother Nature for photos. Rain and snow seem to be her best weapons despite being well into spring …
October 14th, 2015

Your Local Wilderness Assignment Winner Judi Kubes

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Judi Kubes
Congratulations to Judy Kubes who won the Your Local Wilderness Assignment! “I moved to Washington State three years ago and after seeing the wildflowers on Mt Rainier my first summer here I was forever in love.  The variety of colors and the scents are simply intoxicating!  This summer, I hiked with my husband one or …
October 1st, 2015

Project Gado To Release 1,000+ Vintage Images Into Public Domain

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Nature Scene in Sedona ca 1980s
Project Gado is releasing more than 1,000 vintage images into the public domain. The images will be free for use by bloggers, designers, artists, and others looking to add retro imagery to their creative projects. Read the press release below for more details. San Francisco, CA. – October 1, 2015 – Project Gado today launched …
September 1st, 2015

Photo Of The Day By Theresa Ditson

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"Galaxy Rising" by Theresa Ditson
“It took a couple nights to capture the Milky Way vertically rising over Thumb Butte, our town of Prescott’s landmark,” said Ditson. “My first night’s attempt was thwarted by sudden, fast-moving clouds entering the scene just as the galaxy was rising into alignment!” Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and …
January 2nd, 2015

Top Ten for 2014

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Cozumel Coati (Nasua nelsoni)  Endemic, Critically endangered, Cozumel
It is always difficult to ask ten pictures to define a year, a challenge made more so since my judging criteria includes other factors besides something as ill-defined and subjective as “quality.” My choices reflect the diversity of subjects that interested me this year, moments that excited me, or ideas that for one reason or …
December 9th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Minnesota” by Annie Griffiths – Superior National Forest

Posted By David Alexander Willis
STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHS National Geographic. Photo by Annie Griffiths/National Geographic Creative Minnesota Morning sunlight burns through fog over Superior National forest.
Autumn in Minnesota is magical. Everyone loves the annual display of colors as trees and forests change color brilliantly. As a photographer, my favorite part of autumn is the morning mist that happens when the cool night air creates morning fog. I wanted to show this phenomenon while on assignment in northern Minnesota for National …
December 3rd, 2014

Photo of the Day by Randolph Fritz

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Larches' by Randolph Fritz
Today’s Photo of the Day, featuring larch trees, was submitted to the First Snow Assignment by Randolph Fritz. “Larches are the only conifer in the northwest whose needles turn gold in the fall and then drop for the winter. They provide a lot of our fall gold in autumn. I found these with a fresh snowfall …
December 2nd, 2014

Photo of the Day by Mike Taylor

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Noctambulism' by Mike Taylor
In preparation for the holidays – with Buyer’s Guides and Editors’ Picks – our Photo of the Day section has unfortunately fallen by the wayside. But today we’re back with a well done astro photography image submitted to the Your Favorite Places gallery by Mike Taylor. “An incredible amount of green and a bit of …