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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 2, 2008

Polar Bears Under Pressure

A firsthand account documents how rising temperatures in the Arctic are depleting food sources and putting the animals at risk

Fireweed drapes a purple blanket over the disturbed soils of the coastal lowlands. Just a few days earlier, the flowers stood tall. Now, many are beaten down by a major storm that passed through, battering the exposed shores for a full day.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

On The Edge

Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge series on public television has brought the intrepid nature photographer to some of the most rare and exotic places and cultures in the world

I began exploring the world as a kid in West Seattle, mounting expeditions into the woods behind my parents’ house.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Ultimate Guide To Arches & Canyonlands

They may be two of the most photographed parks in America, but you still can get original images with a plan and the right astronomical tools

In Arches and Canyonlands, the best photos usually aren’t about flowers or fall color. Almost always, they’re about rock and light, with weather as the final ingredient that can make a good image extraordinary.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Rediscovering Classic Icons

Many of the famous landscapes that we love most aren’t necessarily permanent. Now is the time to visit and photograph these treasures.

The beauty of nature has captured the imagination of man for millennia. Like artists before us, nature has proven to be an endless source of inspiration and wonder.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park, Nevada

Sand Harbor is found at Lake Tahoe, a natural high-mountain lake nestled between the Sierra Nevada and Carson Mountain Ranges along the California/Nevada border.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Resurrection Of Glen Canyon

A photographer rediscovers a landscape that briefly reemerged in the wake of a prolonged Western drought

In the first half of the 20th century, the Bureau of Reclamation embarked on a program of massive public works projects to begin harnessing the water resources of the American West.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Concepts Of Nature

Andy Rouse is among the top wildlife photographers in the world. His new book takes readers into his overall thinking and approach to photography.

Award-winning British photographer Andy Rouse discusses his approach to photography in his recent book Concepts of Nature: A Wildlife Photographer’s Art.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

African Connections

Sebastião Salgado is one of the true living legends of photography. His latest book, Africa, examines the continent in a way that only Salgado’s provocative imagery can.

Sebastião Salgado’s book, Africa (Taschen), pays homage to Africa’s people, wildlife and landscape. It’s a magnificent collection of images culled from more than three decades of the Brazilian-born, Paris-based photographer’s work on the continent.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Other Arches

Tenuous and dynamic, natural arch structures on the Cumberland Plateau stretching across Kentucky and Tennessee provide a chance to photograph a different kind of arched landscape

I was feeling pretty small as I scanned the solid-rock cliff 50 feet in front of me. The wall wasn’t quite vertical, as it created a natural overhang maybe 150 feet above my head.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Indian Lake, Connecticut

Indian Lake is located in Orange, Conn., between Boston Post Road and I-95. The northern end of the lake is fed by the Indian River, which runs through a protected wetlands area. In a canoe or kayak, one may easily traverse the lake to find different photo opportunities.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Carolina Rain Forest

The landscape and diverse wildlife population in the Blue Ridge Mountains’ temperate rain forest is a photographer’s dream

The landscape and diverse wildlife population in the Blue Ridge Mountains’ temperate rain forest is a photographer’s dream

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Challenges Of Yellowstone

Salvatore Vasapolli gets off the beaten path, works around the crowds and shoots in fast-changing light. He shares some secrets from his 20 years of photographing this jewel of the American park system.

Salvatore Vasapolli has a long list of photographs in his stock library, but one place that continually has inspired him for more than 20 years is Yellowstone National Park. The reason is simple, he says: It’s unlike any other place on earth.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Lake Martin Rookery, Louisiana

Located within the Cypress Island Preserve near Lafayette, La., the Lake Martin Rookery is a bird-watcher’s paradise. The lake offers a unique habitat that attracts nearly 60 percent of all U.S. bird species to a scenic forest of oak, cypress and tupelo trees.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

There And Back Again

Returning to your favorite places gives you the chance to push the boundaries of your own photographic exploration

The question I’m asked most frequently at workshops and when talking with other photographers: Where is my favorite place to shoot photos? The intent of a question like this is to discover what’s at the core of what I like best when I look for a photo location. When I answer with a string of places, including mountains, deserts and locations around the world, this doesn’t address the question with a tidy answer.

Monday, September 1, 2008

The Timeless Nature Of New England

The rolling forest-covered hills and dramatic coastline keep a local photographer energized and shooting in this iconic region of North America

New Hampshire professional photographer William H. Johnson has photographed rural and coastal New England during all four seasons for more than 25 years. Johnson uses natural lighting and weather to capture the mood and spirit of New England, from mountains, lakes and beaches to villages, covered bridges and lighthouses. “In New England, there’s a stunning picture somewhere all the time,” says Johnson. “It’s my job to go find it.”

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