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Waiting Game


Waiting Game

The cat called cougar thrives throughout the Americas, from boreal forests in Alaska to the steppes of Patagonia, and it lives in deserts, jungles and mountains in between.

Strictly Artistic


Strictly Artistic

In Iran, everything warrants a second look. ...

Iconic Waters


Iconic Waters

Iguazu Falls (known as Iguaçu in Brazil) straddles the border of the two countries, both of which have protected the falls with contiguous national parks that draw millions of visitors.

Hippo Pool


Hippo Pool

Just as fertile as the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania or the inland delta of the Okavango in Botswana, the floodplains of Zambia's Luangwa River sustain wildlife in spectacular numbers.

The Precious Few


The Precious Few

After many safaris, cheetahs are still among the most alluring subjects in Africa to me.

Color Pools


Color Pools

In the last 30 years, Antarctica has opened up, enabling travelers to witness some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet.

Private Passage


Private Passage

The place I've called home along the coast of California for more than two decades is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected wild land.

Elephant Reflections


Elephant Reflections

One memorable evening during Botswana's long dry season, I waded into a water hole to capture a perfect reflection of a gathering of elephants at twilight with a full moon suspended in a luminous pink sky.

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Land Art


Land Art

Few places on earth match the scenic wonders of the American Southwest.

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Counting Condors


Counting Condors

ome animals live in the shadows of a mystique we have bestowed on them.

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Primeval Pulse


Primeval Pulse

The annual spring migration of shorebirds is an awesome phenomenon. Untold millions of them fly from wintering grounds all over the Americas to reach summer nesting grounds in the Arctic. As they cover distances spanning half the globe, their food...

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Ghost Trees, Namibia


Ghost Trees, Namibia

Deep in the Namib Desert of southwest Africa, there's a remarkable place.

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Wilderness Reflections


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.

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Spring Sensation


Spring Sensation

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

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A Leap For Life


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.

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Ice And Time


Ice And Time

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

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Enchanted Forest


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.

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Earth In The Making


Earth In The Making

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

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Jungle On The Edge


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.

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Read My Lips


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.

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Capturing Time


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...

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Respectful Distance


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.

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Monarchs In Motion


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...

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Capturing Wildlife With An Infrared Trigger


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...

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Primal Perception


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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