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Get back to nature with Outdoor Photographer. From landscape photography articles that include the rugged beauty of the West to the bustle of the urban jungle, use our nature and wildlife photo essays to find your next adventure.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, Alaska

Located to the southwest of Anchorage and Denali National Park & Preserve on the Alaskan peninsula, the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary is home to the world’s largest gathering of brown bears each summer.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Mount Rainier National Park is located in western Washington State about 70 miles southeast of Seattle. Established in 1899, the park includes more than 235,000 acres.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Canyon Wilderness

Jon Ortner is based about as far from the landscapes that make up his latest book as you can imagine, and he shows that sometimes the best landscapes come from having an outsider’s perspective

Jon Ortner isn’t like most Western landscape photographers.

Friday, October 30, 2009

America's Natural Treasures

A new book pays tribute to the national parks

American historian, writer and conservationist Wallace Stegner once called the national parks “the best idea we ever had.” While that description may be debatable, there’s something to the notion that these beautiful natural landscapes are to the United States what the Roman Coliseum, Greece’s Parthenon or countless medieval cathedrals are to Europe.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Churchill, Manitoba Canada

Churchill, Manitoba, the “Polar Bear Capital of the World,” is located on the southwestern shore of Canada’s Hudson Bay.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Dreamscapes

Ian Plant’s landscapes aren’t abstracts and they aren’t entirely literal. Plant uses uniquely photographic techniques and tools to transform the scene, and his images end up going far beyond a documentary shot.

Photographer Ian Plant challenges many of the conventional notions that define landscape photography.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Turning Point

The International League of Conservation Photographers looks to expand its reach and influence with a new director

Just four years ago, a group of nature photographers assembled in Anchorage, Alaska, during the Eighth World Wilderness Congress to talk about how they could play a more pivotal role in the conservation movement.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Two Shots, One Place

Location! Location! Location! Scouting for nature and sports scenics, multifaceted photographer Stephen Matera sees a landscape as an opportunity for a variety of distinctly different images

Stephen Matera is the quintessential outdoor photographer. He shoots action sports—like kayaking, skiing and mountain biking—and he’s also an accomplished landscape photographer, capturing both big, beautiful scenic vistas and intimate views of the land in which he spends so much time.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sierra Light

In her latest book, Elizabeth Carmel explores how climate change is affecting the landscape that she calls home

In describing the Sierra Nevada Mountains, famed naturalist John Muir once wrote: “Along the [Central Valley’s] eastern margin rises the mighty Sierra, miles in height, reposing like a smooth, cumulous cloud in the sunny sky, and so gloriously colored, and so luminous, it seems to be not clothed with light, but wholly composed of it, like the wall of some celestial city.”

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Chasing Dolphins Down The Amazon

National Geographic photographer Kevin Schafer takes a wild underwater adventure with a rare pod of cetaceans in South America

Let me be clear: I’m not a scuba diver. Although I’ve happily snorkeled all my life, I’ve always shied away from “serious” diving. This begs the question: How does a nondiver end up shooting an underwater story for National Geographic?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Acadia National Park, Maine

Bass Harbor Lighthouse is located off of Route 102A on the western side of Mount Desert Island, just outside Acadia National Park in Maine.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Antarctica

The catalyst of change for two photographers

I recently attended a fund-raising event held by the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust. It’s working, among other things, to preserve Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition base, which is suffering from recent climate change.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Capturing Southwest Light

Larry Lindahl explores his desert home in search of the unexpected

Sedona, Arizona, is a special place. Outdoor enthusiasts know it for its ubiquitous red sandstone rock formations, which have drawn photographers for decades who juxtapose the almost glowing red rocks with deep blue skies for dramatic landscape images.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

On The Border

Photographers document the ecological impact of the barrier going up along the U.S.-Mexico border

As she watched a herd of bison jumping over a barbed-wire fence to cross between its habitat in the United States and Mexico, Krista Schlyer’s plan for a photo expedition began to take shape.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Journey To India

OP columnist William Neill’s recent trek on the subcontinent is the story of modern adventure travel

Traveling to foreign locations is cause for great excitement for most photographers, as it is for me each time I visit the colorful country of India.

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