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January 25th, 2013

Vava’u Humpback Mother & Calf 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Vava'u Humpback Mother & Calf 1
This is a photo of a tender moment being shared by a humpback whale mother and her young calf. Humpback moms spend most of their time resting beneath the surface, but their babies have to breath much more frequently. When a calf comes up to breath, it will often playfully frolic on the surface, otherwise, …
January 24th, 2013

Vava’u Humpback Whale Calf 3

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Vava'u Humpback Whale Calf 3
Recently, I have been rethinking my workflow and processing techniques. I am not talking about a total overhaul of the way that I edit, but rather becoming more efficient and effective. Processing underwater images requires much more effort than above water images, particularly if I want a gray whale swimming through a blue background. For …
January 23rd, 2013

Humpback Whale Breach 200

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Humpback Whale Breach 200
I’m finally home long enough to start editing my images from the last 6 months. Dang, have I been busy and time flies. This is my favorite image that I photographed while co-leading the Alaska portion of Tony Wu and my dual hemisphere Humpback Whale Tour last summer. See how sunny and perfect the conditions were? …
May 3rd, 2011

Gorilla Photo Tour 2012

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Mountain Gorilla, Rwanda
In my thirty years as a wildlife photographer, I have been asked one question more than any other: what is my favorite destination?  The question is understandable, but summoning an answer is surprisingly difficult. Having said that, I do have a clear favorite: of all the wildlife experiences I have had in my career, nothing has …
March 3rd, 2011

Stovepipe Dunes Mud Sunset 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Stovepipe Dunes Mud Sunset 1, Death Valley National Park, California
I just returned from leading a private photography tour in Death Valley National Park. I’ve spent a lot of time in this dramatic but desolate park the last few years, so it was nice to return to a place that I know so well. It was especially nice seeing the sun while missing the lousy …
July 24th, 2010

Thinking About the Cold

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Chinstrap penguins on Blue Iceberg
Maybe it’s the heat, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Antarctica. I have been many times over the years, but there is still something irresistible about the ice, the light, and the wildlife that gets me fired up again every time. And in case you think all the good pictures have already been …