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A Trek In The Wind River Range


A Trek In The Wind River Range

Leaning against a block of granite below our tent site at 10,200 feet in Wyoming's Wind River Range, we dawdled over coffee. Sunlight, descending the ridge behind us, moved across us, and down, onto the glaciated rock below.

Assignments: November 2012


Assignments: November 2012

I discovered that the largest, sometimes most colorful maple trees in New England were in cemeteries because they hadn't been cut down over the generations.

Melt Down


Melt Down

The undertaking, called the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS), has 27 cameras pointed at 18 glaciers in Greenland, Iceland, the Nepalese Himalaya, Alaska and the Rocky Mountains in the United States.

The Traveler


The Traveler

Joe Van Os knows how to travel.

Lessons Learned From Galen Rowell


Lessons Learned From Galen Rowell

August 11 marks the 10-year anniversary of the deaths of Galen Rowell and his wife Barbara in a plane crash on approach to the Bishop, Calif., airport late that night.

The Rhino Horn Trade


The Rhino Horn Trade

Two years ago, I was filming with a German TV team in a new casino town on the Laos/China border.

The Dream Chaser


The Dream Chaser

In Native American cultures, a dream catcher—a handmade decorated hoop with a net—is used to filter nightmares and snare dreams.

Arctic To The Max


Arctic To The Max

The Arctic is known for its giant peaks, icy glaciers and raw unrivaled beauty that few ever get to experience in person.

Subtle Drama


Subtle Drama

Scott Mansfield is a rule breaker. Check his work against any list of tips for better landscape photographs and note how Mansfield's approach differs.

How To Be A Conservation Photographer


How To Be A Conservation Photographer

Gear has exploded all over my tiny 600-square-foot apartment in Boulder, Colo.

Assignments: July 2012


Assignments: July 2012

The galleries themselves show a wealth of beautifully crafted, thoughtful and inspiring photography, but Assignments is much more than just display.

Elemental Energy


Elemental Energy

Rafael Rojas is a high-energy guy, which comes through in everything he does.

Frogs Of The OSA


Frogs Of The OSA

My foot plunged through cool rushing water to find the firm purchase of a pebbled streambed.

The Nature Of Wildlife


The Nature Of Wildlife

Stefano Unterthiner's wildlife photography is about as up close and personal as you can get to timid wildlife and rare animals.

Glacier National Park, Montana


Glacier National Park, Montana

Northern Montana's expansive Glacier National Park offers over 700 miles of trails, with 760 lakes, 175 mountains and two dozen glaciers. ...

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Assignments: June 2012


Assignments: June 2012

I'm highlighting images from several recent OP Assignments In this issue.

The Forgotten Intimate Landscape


The Forgotten Intimate Landscape

The history of American landscape photography generally has been a continuum of great photographers like William Henry Jackson, Ansel Adams and David Muench training their cameras on the big scenic image.

Rocks For Shots


Rocks For Shots

I can still recall the first time I laid eyes on the red rock country around Moab, Utah.

Crescendo!


Crescendo!

Ansel Adams described printmaking in musical terms: The negative is the score, and the print the performance.

Science On Ice


Science On Ice

Sleeping on the Greenland Ice Sheet, waddling with penguins in Antarctica and cruising aboard an icebreaker in the Bering Sea are typical days in the life of photographer Chris Linder.

A River Odyssey


A River Odyssey

When he was approached about doing a book on fishing for steelhead in the Northwest, Drew Stoecklein had never photographed such a large-scale project, and he knew little about fishing.

Solitude Is Bliss


Solitude Is Bliss

Kurt Budliger appreciates the great American tradition of Western landscape photography.

Safari!


Safari!

When it comes to exotic photographic destinations, most Americans have one place in mind: Africa. The cradle of man is a wildlife and landscape photographer's paradise. ...

Kumbh Mela


Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela is the largest religious gathering in the world.

The Spirit Bear


The Spirit Bear

Fewer than 500—that's the number of Spirit Bears that exist in the entire world.

The Higher Ground


The Higher Ground

Bank to the left and lift the wing," I shout over my shoulder above the roar of the engine.

Discover Alaska Wildlife


Discover Alaska Wildlife

I first visited Alaska almost 10 years ago and became so enamored with Alaska's snow-covered summits, tidewater glaciers and wildlife that I decided to make it the focus of my photography.

Assignments: March 2012


Assignments: March 2012

The images we spotlight here come from a few different Assignments. ...

Skin Trade


Skin Trade

Though undeniably bold, the slither-chic allure of this versatile piece is hard to resist.

Paradise


Paradise

Imagine Hawaii. No doubt you're picturing beautiful white sand beaches, lush tropical forests, maybe even an ocean sunset.

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