George Ward was 33 years old when he first picked up a camera in a meaningful way.
Comparing a landscape photographer’s output to that of Ansel Adams is a tricky proposition.
The Assignments galleries on the Outdoor Photographer website have been a hit with readers, and as I look through the images, I’m constantly impressed by the wealth of strong photographs.
As artists and craftsmen, we’re, by definition, super-observant, seeking ways to document and interpret the environments and interactions that move us.
The routine is always the same. Once I’ve decided to leave my home in New York to travel to my native India to photograph the tigers, I know I have a long haul in front of me.
There’s a waterfall in Yosemite National Park that, every February, becomes the object of attention for photographers worldwide. ...
When Seward, Alaska-based photographer Ron Niebrugge needs something great to photograph, he doesn’t have to look far. ...
With steadfast focus on the natural world since the early days of his career, Frans Lanting photographs the environment in a way that few others can.
Reaching 25 years of publication is certainly a milestone that we’re proud of at OP, but the magazine has always been about looking forward, not dwelling on the past.
As OP turns 25, we have chosen to connect with some of the pros who have made the magazine great over the past two and a half decades to discover some of their all-time favorite locations.
Photography is not often a collaborative endeavor. True, even the best photographers rely on assistance from a team of producers, fixers, translators and retouchers, but the actual act of creation is usually a solitary one.
Last fall, Daniel J. Cox found himself on a very large boat in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.
Imagine stepping into the footprints of one of the greatest writers of the 20th century as you embark on your own road trip across America. ...
When John Moran speaks about his life’s work, it’s almost impossible to separate the man from his place in the world. ...
I’m watching my wife Susie disappear behind the swells as she bobs up and down while paddling her kayak to my left.
New England-based photographer Tim Laman has climbed to the top of his field both figuratively and literally.
Robert Buelteman has published three award-winning books of black-and-white landscape photography.
There’s a desert in South America that’s said to be the driest place on Earth. ...
With bushy white fur, a long white tail and haunting eyes, the silky sifakas are known in their native Madagascar as “ghosts of the forest” for their elusiveness.
For nature photographer Joe Rossbach, photographing the familiar in a familiar way is never good enough. It has to be different for him. ...
In the Osa Peninsula, big things come in small packages. Covering just three percent of Costa Rica’s total land area, the Osa packs a wallop in terms of biodiversity, supporting more than 50 percent of the country’s animal and plant species.
How many of us first approached the Grand Canyon from rim level, took a long sweeping look and then despaired over how to depict the beauty, spirit and scale of this geologic wonder in a photograph from that spot?
If a 3D graphics programmer with a daredevil streak and years of digital imaging under his belt ventured into landscape photography, one might expect the resulting images to be a little overdone—perhaps tending toward the “hyperrealism” of HDR, brimm...
When James Martin was in his mid-20s, he began learning how to ice climb in the Columbia Icefield near Athabasca Glacier in the Canadian Rockies.
The last bit of rocky trail crunches beneath your boots. You’re winded—who wouldn’t be after scrambling up 5,000 vertical feet with a heavy load of camera gear?
These pages are regularly filled with the finest photographs from around the world. Foreign lands often are seen in wildlife images, but when it comes to landscapes, it’s the American places and American photographers who tend to dominate the...
Outdoor photography and, more specifically, landscape photography, is an art form that transcends geographic boundaries. For millions, it’s a passion, a hobby or a profession, in many cases all three.
The national park system is the ultimate playground for nature photographers.
By accident, Cristina Mittermeier found her way into photography.
The soothing baritone of actor George Takei quotes the contemplations of landscape painter Chiura Obata on the High Sierra: “In the evening, it gets very cold; the coyotes howl in the distance; in the midsky, the moon is arching; all the trees are...
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