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Capturing The Land


Capturing The Land

George Ward was 33 years old when he first picked up a camera in a meaningful way.

Under The Big Sky


Under The Big Sky

Comparing a landscape photographer’s output to that of Ansel Adams is a tricky proposition.

Assignments: March 2011


Assignments: March 2011

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.

Safaris In The Digital Age


Safaris In The Digital Age

As artists and craftsmen, we’re, by definition, super-observant, seeking ways to document and interpret the environments and interactions that move us.

Also labeled: Photo Traveler, Wildlife

Tiger Trek


Tiger Trek

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.

Horsetail Fall In February


Horsetail Fall In February

There’s a waterfall in Yosemite National Park that, every February, becomes the object of attention for photographers worldwide. ...

Insider’s Passage


Insider’s Passage

When Seward, Alaska-based photographer Ron Niebrugge needs something great to photograph, he doesn’t have to look far. ...

Bearing Witness


Bearing Witness

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.

The Next Generation


The Next Generation

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.

25 Top Locations For Nature Photography


25 Top Locations For Nature Photography

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.

Crossing Cultures


Crossing Cultures

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.

Ice Breaker


Ice Breaker

Last fall, Daniel J. Cox found himself on a very large boat in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

50 Years After Travels With Charley


50 Years After Travels With Charley

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. ...

Florida Explored


Florida Explored

When John Moran speaks about his life’s work, it’s almost impossible to separate the man from his place in the world. ...

Baja California


Baja California

I’m watching my wife Susie disappear behind the swells as she bobs up and down while paddling her kayak to my left.

The Wildlife Photojournalist


The Wildlife Photojournalist

New England-based photographer Tim Laman has climbed to the top of his field both figuratively and literally.

Life In B&W


Life In B&W

Robert Buelteman has published three award-winning books of black-and-white landscape photography.

Atacama Adventure


Atacama Adventure

There’s a desert in South America that’s said to be the driest place on Earth. ...

Most Wanted


Most Wanted

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.

Wilderness Warrior


Wilderness Warrior

For nature photographer Joe Rossbach, photographing the familiar in a familiar way is never good enough. It has to be different for him. ...

The Oh, So Magnificent Osa


The Oh, So Magnificent Osa

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.

The Grand Canyon From Within


The Grand Canyon From Within

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?

You Wish You Were Here


You Wish You Were Here

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...

Life On The Ice


Life On The Ice

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.

Top Rock


Top Rock

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?

Masters Of The European Landscape


Masters Of The European Landscape

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...

Underwater Odyssey


Underwater Odyssey

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.

National Park Hot Spots Of The Pros


National Park Hot Spots Of The Pros

The national park system is the ultimate playground for nature photographers.

Picturing Culture


Picturing Culture

By accident, Cristina Mittermeier found her way into photography.

America's Best Idea


America's Best Idea

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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