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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, February 9, 2016

Ansel’s Public Works

Ansel Adams’ images on assignment as the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Photographic Muralist are an enduring record of the great American landscape that we all share

In the summer of 1941, Ansel Adams was recruited for employment by the United States government.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Behind The Shot: Yosemite Lightning Strike

Yosemite National Park, California

In 2006, at the inception of my career in landscape photography, I set out with a specific photographic goal that, at the time, seemed nearly impossible.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Travel South For The Winter

It’s the perfect time of year to escape to Costa Rica and explore diverse wildlife and landscape photo opportunities

While many tropical countries are great for escaping winter’s cold, Costa Rica is quickly becoming one of the world’s best winter photo locations

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Behind The Shot: The Beacon

Grinnell Point, Glacier National Park, Montana

So often, photographers talk about the color of light and its influence on the interpretation of a landscape.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Workshop Experience

Whether you’re a beginning photographer or an experienced enthusiast, build a stunning nature portfolio while learning hands-on

Let’s begin with you. Maybe you’ve just purchased your first DSLR, or maybe Santa thought you were extra-good this year and left you the latest mirrorless camera under the tree.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Find Your Own Wilderness

Regular visits to a location near home can help hone your skills and yield photographic insights that can only come with time and experience

Outdoor photographers are always searching for the next “best” photographic location.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Protected Places

Photographing UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The light had traveled for endless miles across the world’s most fearsome desert to reach me.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Quiet Landscapes

Winter images that capture the contemplative nature of the season

Winter is a season of silence, where one celebrates absences and delights in solitude. It’s a season of long shadows, simplicity and space, of energy and magical transformation.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Big Air, Deep Powder

Grant Gunderson’s epic ski photography comes from a passion for the sport

Seemingly born with a deep love for snow skiing and mountain biking, he has turned these passions into a thriving career. Still, he’s careful not to let the hard work outweigh the adventure.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Behind The Shot: Grey Glacier

Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile

Located in Torres del Paine National Park, in Chile's Patagonia region, the Grey Glacier is a stunning place to visit.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Ancient Southwest

Exploring the dwellings and rock art of the Ancestral Puebloans

In the pursuit of landscape photography within the American Southwest, one inevitably comes upon the ancient architecture of the Ancestral Puebloans.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Grand Canyon Hotspots

Tips and suggested locations for epic images of this celebrated natural wonder

Grand Canyon is as difficult to photograph as it is breathtaking.

Friday, October 23, 2015

By Nature’s Design

Discovering details and patterns through close-up images

I love to photograph the patterns of nature.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Transitions

Photographing in late fall can result in unique images that capture the change of seasons

I love to photograph in the fall—colorful foliage, beautiful light (with the sun at a lower angle) and usually pleasantly crisp temperatures.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Autumn In The American Midwest

New England may be the iconic destination, but opportunities abound for fall color photography in the heartland

I remember the first time I saw it. It was being slowly revealed by a layer of fog like a twist in a movie you never see coming.

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