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October 11th, 2013

The Gifts of Weather

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Clearing storm on the Stirling Ranges, Western Australia
Sometimes, the best pictures we get are 180 degrees from the ones we were after. This is nearly always true when the weather is wacky and unpredictable, and brilliant blue skies are punctuated by passing showers. I set out this day to photograph the sunset on Bluff Knoll, the highest mountain in Australia’s Stirling Ranges. … 
May 31st, 2012

A River Recovers

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Life bursts out of the mud, Elwha River
For months I have been tracking the recovery of the Elwha River in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. After the removal of two obsolete dams that have been barriers for salmon for a century, the river is now running free again, from headwaters to the sea. One of the big questions has been how quickly the river … 
August 28th, 2010

Arctic Autumn

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Cotton Grass, Edgeoya Island, Svalbard
Fall comes early to arctic Svalbard. At nearly 80 degrees north, just over 600 miles from the North Pole, summer is brief, and by late August new snow is already descending from the mountain summits and will soon blanket the tundra.  I had the chance this past week to shoot this golden landscape, concentrating, as …