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January 6th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Richard Bowden

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Richard Bowden
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Loch Lubniag Sunset” by Richard Bowden. The image was taken near Callander, Scotland. 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 …
January 2nd, 2013

Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Photographers

Posted By Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) The New Year is upon us, a time for past reflection and future resolve. Everyone feels that urge to put their mistakes behind them, to make amends, and to start fresh with a clean slate. If you’re like me, however, you probably find the process of making resolutions to be a challenging …
July 26th, 2012

A Sense of Place Redux

Posted By Ian Plant
"Eilean Leòdhais" by Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) Last year I posted an article called A Sense of Place, which discussed our mission as nature photographers to find the unique magic of a place, to reduce it to its essence, and to capture it with our cameras so that we may share it with others. I think this is a …
July 6th, 2012

Leave No Stone Unturned

Posted By Ian Plant
"Eye of the North" by Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) During my ten years as a pro photographer, I’ve seen one curious behavior over and over again when I meet others shooters in the field: a photographer will show up to a location, take out their camera, and shoot the scene without ever moving from that first initial spot. They then pack …
June 29th, 2012

The Selkie’s Lair

Posted By Ian Plant
"The Selkie's Lair" by Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) Ancient Scottish lore tells of a creature called the selkie, a seal that could shed its skin and assume human form. Tales speak of farmers wandering the coast coming across beautiful female selkies, stealing their skins and forcing them into unhappy marriages. After two weeks of photographing the Scottish coast, I can …
May 31st, 2011

Hanging in the Wind

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) In flight, Scotland
Fulmars are small cousins to the albatross, and like them, are creatures of the wind. And on my recent trip around the British Isles, we had PLENTY of that: including the worst spring storm in Scotland in 50 years, with sustained 60-70 mph winds. But while most birds were sticking to their burrows, the fulmars …
April 27th, 2011

In the Company of Puffins

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Atlantic Puffin carrying nest material, Scotland
It’s hard to pick a personal favorite bird – there are so many wonderful birds around the world – but I’d have to say that Puffins are right up there on the list. As with penguins, everything Puffins do seem simultaneously adorable and slightly ridiculous – like this fellow carrying grass back to line his …