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September 1st, 2015

Behind the Shot: “Curious Fox” and “Sunset Stalking” By Andy Trowbridge— Dovrefjell National Park, Norway

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"Curious Fox" By Andy Trowbridge
The Arctic fox is one of the most seriously endangered mammals in mainland Norway. It was only a wild dream five years ago to think it would be possible to photograph this species on the mainland. However, a 20-year decline in the population appears to have been reversed with the success of a joint Norwegian-Swedish …
April 20th, 2015

Behind The Shot: “Bouldering under the Northern Lights” By Alex Conu—Lofoten, Norway

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Alex Conu72dpi
It all started around 25 years ago. I was six, and I was reading a book about beautiful things happening in the sky. Things like comets, meteors and northern lights. The book had only some drawings of the aurora; no photos. But I was totally fascinated by the undulating curtains of light above an igloo. …
March 1st, 2014

Monthly Essay: The Dynamic Landscape

Posted By Rafael Rojas
Bowing to the sun_RR_th
One of the things I have learnt after years of photographing the world is how dynamic all landscapes are. Before being bitten by the photography bug, my opinion was similar to that of most other people. Landscapes did not move. They were there, just waiting for me to be discovered, ready to show me that …
February 5th, 2014

Photo of the Day by Alex Conu

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Aurora Above Yttersand Beach by Alex Conu
      Aurora Above Yttersand Beach by Alex Conu is today’s Photo of the Day. “After a long night under the Aurora, I stopped by these rocks on our way back to the car. I thought the rocks would be a nice foreground,” says Conu, who shot this image on the coast of Norway outside …
January 3rd, 2014

Winter Scenic Assignment Winner Andreas Hinzer

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Dawn In Lapland by Andreas Hinzer
The Winter Scenics Assignment was up for several weeks and over 750 images were entered. The subtlety and the sense of place in Andreas Hinzer’s photo from Scandinavia stood out. Congratulations to Hinzer for his winning photo.
June 12th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘A Night To Remember’ by Arild Heitmann – Skånland, Norway

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Aurora borealis long exposure capture Skånland, Norway
November 14th 2010… I was heading deep into the woods for another nightly adventure… I came down to a river running out of a small frozen lake. My headlamp was living its own life, turning on and off every other second. I must have looked like a walking disco… I managed to get out in …
August 26th, 2011

Arctic Documentary Project – Svalbard, Norway Final Post #5

Posted By Daniel J. Cox
August 10, Danskøya Island 37F This morning is cold. Most definitely the coolest we’ve experienced. Danskøya Island is on the northwest part of the archipelago and is on the edge of better polar bear habitat. The ice is nearly 80 miles offshore, so any bears that are stranded on the Islands of Svalbard migrate towards …
August 11th, 2011

Arctic Documentary Project – Svalbard, Norway Post #4: Second Trip

Posted By Daniel J. Cox
August 8, 2011, Cloudy and 43F Tanya and I spent the past three days in Lonyearbyen in a small, very European, apartment, catching up on business matters, writing and a little rest before our next group of guests arrived. The first trip went really well, but every adventure to the field is new, so it’s …
August 5th, 2011

Arctic Documentary Project – Svalbard, Norway Post #3: Whales, Walrus Bears and Seals

Posted By Daniel J. Cox
A curious young male walrus spy hops to get a better view of our photo group. Nikon D7000, 200-400mm lens.
July 27 – Clear skies, Temp Around 45F Sailing into the midnight sun, Svalbard, Norway. Nikon D7000 The weather continues bright and sunny. For two days now we’ve had skies with virtually no clouds. Some wind yesterday afternoon but amazingly if it weren’t for the desolate landscape, void of vegetation, and cool temps, I would …
July 25th, 2011

Svalbard, Norway Post #2: Polar Bear Sighting

Posted By Daniel J. Cox
July 23, 2012 Two years ago on my first trip to Svalbard we found a dead whale, floating in the waters of Holmiabukta. It was partially beached, the underside of its large, bloated carcass coming aground on the bottom of the fjord, 50 feet or more from the gray, rocky shoreline recently void of ice. …