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March 5th, 2011

Laguna de los Tres Sunrise Clouds 3

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Laguna de los Tres Sunrise Clouds 3, Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
During my recent trip to Patagonia, I was only able to see and photograph the amazing granite spires a few days due to the notorious weather. Most of my trip involved sitting around camp waiting for better conditions. It was not the most productive photography trip. However, when the weather was nice, it was amazing! …
 
February 3rd, 2011

Laguna Torre Cloudy Reflection 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Laguna Torre Cloudy Reflection 1, Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
Each year, the summit of Cerro Torre eludes climbers from around the world mostly due to the atrocious weather. They most often spend weeks or even months tent-bound patiently waiting for the weather to clear, but it rarely does. My own experience trying to photograph Cerro Torre has been equally challenging. Between my first visit …
 
February 1st, 2011

Laguna de los Tres Sunrise 5

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Laguna de los Tres Sunrise 5, Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
Located in the Southern Andes Mountains of Argentina and Chile, Patagonia boasts some of the most dramatic mountains on Earth, including Mount Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, and the Torres del Paine. Unfortunately, Patagonia also receives some of the world’s worst weather. Clouds obscure the mountains for weeks or even months at a time. This consistently …
 
October 7th, 2010

Trophy Hunts

Posted By Ian Plant
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I know a lot of photographers who are constantly on the hunt for “trophy shots.” They search high and low for an amazing scene, and then sit on it—sometimes for days or even weeks on end—waiting for amazing light to put the icing on the cake. While I sometimes do the same, I often prefer …
 
May 14th, 2010

Off the Beaten Path

Posted By Ian Plant
"Fitz Roy" - A classic Patagonia sunrise
“Off the Beaten Path”: it’s more than just a euphemism for getting lost. It’s a lifestyle choice, a philosophical approach to things generally, and to nature photography specifically. It’s not just about exploring new areas and finding special places that are all your own. It’s also about digging deep and finding a way to capture that which …
 
May 13th, 2010

2010 Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race

Posted By Michael Clark
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hypothermia (noun): the condition of having an abnormally low body temperature, typically one that is dangerously low. Half way across the Beagle Channel, just south of Tierra del Fuego and not too far from the Drake passage, I learned what it really means to be cold. Jim Wedlake, Gabriela and I were in a zodiac photographing …
 
May 13th, 2010

Michael Clark Photography Spring 2010 Newsletter

Posted By Michael Clark
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The Spring 2010 issue of the Michael Clark Photography Newsletter is now available for download. If you’d like to sign up for the Newsletter just drop me an email and I’ll add you to the mailing list. This issue includes an editorial with updates on recent assignments, once in a lifetime opportunities, a reason why this …