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January 24th, 2014

Behind The Shot: ‘Polar Bear Fight’ by Matthew Studebaker – Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Kaktovik, Alaska

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Two polar bear cub siblings playfully engaging in an argument wildlife behavior Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Park, Alaska
In this photo a pair of polar bears spar during a snow storm in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. To make the image, I hired an experienced boat captain in Kaktovik, Alaska to take me out to barrier islands where polar bears gather in late fall, waiting for the sea ice to form so they … 
January 12th, 2012

Outdoor Photographer February 2012 Discover Alaska Wildlife Article

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Outdoor Photographer February 2012 Discover Alaska Wildlife Article
I was traveling all of December, so forgive me for not having posted any new blog updates for awhile. However, I am excited to share that Outdoor Photographer published my “Discover Alaska Wildlife” article in the February issue! In my article, I give lots of advice about where and how to photograph many of Alaska’s … 
November 18th, 2011

Barter Island Polar Bears 26

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Barter Island Polar Bears 26
I was very happy with my first encounters with polar bears while co-leading my Polar Bear Photography Tour this fall. These amazing creatures are incredibly photogenic and life-changing to see in the wild. I’m currently updating my website with information about next year’s tours, but for anyone that is interested our scheduled dates are September 24-27, September 28-October 1, … 
November 1st, 2011

Heading South…and North

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Chinstrap Penguins on Iceberg, Antarctica
There are places in the world that are so unique, and so visually stunning, that both as a photographer and a lover of wilderness I find them irresistible. First among these has to be Antarctica, simply one of the most spectacular corners of the planet. The wildlife is fabulous, which sort of goes without saying, … 
October 20th, 2011

Barter Island Polar Bears 35

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Barter Island Polar Bears 35, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
The young polar bears that I photographed during my recent Polar Bear Photography Tour in Alaska spent a lot of time playing with their siblings both on land and in the Arctic Ocean. Polar bears are considered marine mammals since they spend so much of their lives in and out of the water. They are … 
October 17th, 2011

Photo Chat with Tony Wu #4

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Humpback whale calf playing in front of its mother
I had the opportunity to record another conversation with Tony Wu last week. He just returned from photographing humpback whales in Tonga for 2 months and I have just gotten back from several trips where I have photographed Atlantic spotted dolphins, brown bears, and polar bears. For anyone interested, we still have a few spaces … 
October 11th, 2011

Barter Island Polar Bears 08

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Barter Island Polar Bears 08, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
This is another one of my favorite photos from my recent Polar Bear Photography Tour. I was standing next to the boat with my local Inupiat guide when this mom and cub came over to have a closer look at us. We very quickly got back in the boat, but not before I fired off … 
October 4th, 2011

Barter Island Polar Bears 01

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Barter Island Polar Bears 01, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
I have just returned from co-leading my first Polar Bear Photography Tour in Alaska. It was an incredible success! I created some fantastic images, but more importantly, so did my clients. I can’t wait to do it again next year. I’ll be updating my website this fall with information about next year’s tours, but if … 
August 26th, 2011

Arctic Documentary Project – Svalbard, Norway Final Post #5

Posted By Daniel J. Cox
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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 … 
December 19th, 2010

The “Wrong” Lens

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) Costa Rica
I am often asked what lenses to take for a particular journey.  My standard answer?  All of them.  Seriously, I have found that I need everything in my arsenal nearly everywhere I go, which explains why my backpack is so unbelievably heavy.  In almost every shooting situation, you can be sure that whatever lens you …