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World View

World renowned photographer Frans Lanting discusses the beauty of nature in photography.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wilderness Reflections

California's Sierra Nevada has drawn people ever since word first got out about its breathtaking beauty. In the 1860s, Alfred Bierstadt enshrined these mountains as an iconic American place with his monumental paintings.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Spring Sensation

My roots in photography go back to my university days in Holland.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Leap For Life

For some of us, jellies may evoke childhood memories of gelatinous blobs on the beach; for others they’re milestones in the evolution of life.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ice And Time

Every iceberg is a floating record of time, a frozen snapshot of events that occurred over many millennia.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Enchanted Forest

The splendor of autumn foliage makes Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains a favorite stop on the annual circuit of many nomadic nature photographers in North America.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Earth In The Making

Volcanoes are exhilarating subjects to photograph, but challenging places to expose your gear—and yourself.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Jungle On The Edge

Mention Borneo and many people think of wall-to-wall jungle, but actually, the world’s third-largest island has lost most of its original forests over the past few decades in a relentless cycle of clear-cutting and burning.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Read My Lips

Hippos have a bad reputation. They’re often called the most dangerous animal in Africa and are said to be responsible for killing more people than any other wild creature.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Capturing Time

Not much is known about the ancient people who lived around 5,000 years ago in the American Southwest, but they left haunting expressions of themselves and their spirit world as rock paintings scattered throughout the secluded canyons of the Colorado Plateau.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Respectful Distance

When I first traveled to the Falkland Islands in the mid-1980s, I encountered very few other visitors. I was able to roam alone and marvel at the islands’ abundant wildlife. When I returned a few years ago, great changes had taken place.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Monarchs In Motion

In the mountains of central Mexico, monarch butterflies gather each winter in one of the most dazzling displays of mass movement in the animal world. Many millions of them migrate there from across North America to escape the cold before traveling north again in the spring.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Capturing Wildlife With An Infrared Trigger

In the neotropics, nocturnal bats fill many of the niches occupied by birds by day. But where birds use their superb sense of sight, bats exploit their specialized sense of hearing to find prey. They produce high-frequency clicking sounds and listen with finely tuned ears for the echoes—then strike.

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