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April 25th, 2016

Behind The Shot: Dalmatian Pelicans By Jayne Bond— Lake Kerkini, Greece

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Jayne Bond
I love photographing all aspects of nature, whether it’s woodland birds in the local country park or traveling farther afield to places such as Brownsea Island to photograph red squirrels, the deer rut at Richmond Park, red kites in mid-Wales or gorgeous little puffins on Skomer Island just off the Welsh coast. I’ve always had …
April 25th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Charlie Larzalere

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Charlie Larzalere
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Wildebeest On The Run” by Charlie Larzalere. Location: Serengeti, Tanzania, Africa. “Shot from a hot air balloon, the animals would run when they heard the burner kick in,” explained Larzalere. “We were 30-40 feet above them when I shot this at 1/30 of a second to give the sense …
April 23rd, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Linn Smith

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Linn Smith
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Shakeout” by Linn Smith. Location: Florida. “Against the evening colors of the setting sun, a white ibis shakes out its feathers after taking a bath,” said Smith. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly …
April 20th, 2016

Shooting A Concept Assignment Winner Teri Franzen

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Congratulations to Teri Franzen, whose image “Courtship On The Pond” is the winner of the Shooting A Concept Assignment! “Wood ducks in upstate New York are notoriously difficult to approach,” explained Franzen. “Actually, impossible to get near. But in the autumn of 2014, just before they left for the winter, I had moderate success in …
April 18th, 2016

Behind The Shot: “Katmai Sow And Cub” By Jeff Green—Katmai National Park, Alaska

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Jeff Green
In 2010, I fulfilled a dream to spend two weeks photographing landscapes and wildlife in southwest Alaska. The trip included a week in Seward and a week in Homer. During my research, it was clear a guided trip to Katmai National Park to photograph brown bears would increase the odds of getting a memorable Alaskan …
April 12th, 2016

Wildlife In Motion Assignment Winner Stan Bysshe

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Stan Bysshe
Congratulations to Stan Bysshe for winning the Wildlife In Motion Assignment! “The “Bosque Sunrise” image was taken in Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Rescue in New Mexico this past December,” said Bysshe. “At the wildlife refuge there are several ‘crane pools’ where sandhill cranes will spend the night. Arriving at the pool at sunrise, the …
April 11th, 2016

Behind The Shot: “Yellowstone Bison” By Jeff West— Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Yellowstone National Park commands a powerful presence. The awe-inspiring grandeur of our first national park is a wildlife photographer’s gold mine. For me, it was a place to capture not only the beauty of these animals, but animals in their natural habitat—what I term ”wildlife landscapes.” On a weeklong trip through the Tetons and Yellowstone, …
March 23rd, 2016

Behind The Shot: Deer Amongst The Birches By Jonathan Steele—Acadia National Park, Maine

Posted By Staff
It was the second day of a five-day trip to Acadia National Park and Machias Seal Island for research into an upcoming workshop. The day had started two hours north of Acadia along the Bold Coast of Maine, a cloudy, dreary looking day even by Maine coast standards. By 7 a.m., the boat trip from …
February 26th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Doug Croft

Posted By Staff
Photo by Doug Croft
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Lilac-Breasted Roller” by Doug Croft. Location: Kruger National Park, South Africa. “This colorful little bird was fluffed against the chill of the winter morning and trying to get a bit of warmth from the sun,” explains Croft. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, …
February 18th, 2016

Showcase: January/February 2016

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset
Kevin Russ partnered with VSCO Artist Initiative™ to create The Western States, a 9×12-inch book of photos that chronicles Russ’ multi-year, vagabond journey through western America, covering parts of Washington, Colorado, California, Arizona, Montana and Baja, Mexico. Shooting exclusively on his iPhone and editing on VSCO Cam®, he captured wildlife, rural scenery and the quiet, …