World renowned photographer Frans Lanting discusses the beauty of nature in photography.
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.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Primal Perception The way we see color today is shaped by events from 35 million years ago, when some nocturnal primates shifted to a diurnal lifestyle, and began to seek out leaves and fruits by day instead of insects and other prey by night.
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