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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, 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.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the border of Tennessee and North Carolina. It’s home to approximately 10,000 species of plants and animals, including old-growth forests and a large black bear population.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Known for its idyllic settings, Cannon Beach, Ore., is a photographer’s paradise. Located along the northern Oregon coast, this charming town is situated between the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountains.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Faces Of Peru

More than just the iconic Machu Picchu, Peru is a wealth of landscape, wildlife and cultural photographic opportunities

I’m perched precariously on a ledge looking over stone ruins 30 feet below when the winds and the rains suddenly let up, sun shafts penetrating the clearing clouds, and somebody gives me a strong shove from behind.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Postmodern

The legendary black-and-white imagery of Richard Garrod navigates a fine line between art and nature

For more than five decades, photographer Richard Garrod has been producing a strikingly unique fine-art approach to landscape and nature photography.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Art Of Astrophotography

Capturing the heavens can be a rewarding and altogether unique form of outdoor photography

Astrophotography is a word that we seldom hear or read; however, this photography technique was used soon after the first image was recorded. In fact, astronomer Sir John Herschel was the first to use the term “photography,” and the first to apply “negative” and “E2 positive” in relation to photography.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Getting Connected

Florian Schulz takes his Freedom to Roam project into the second phase—Baja to the Beaufort Sea

For decades, conventional wisdom said that national parks, wilderness areas and refuges were the answer to preserving natural lands and providing sustainable wildlife habitats. But for some time, these large protected areas have been losing the native species they aim to protect.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Colorado National Monument, Colorado

Colorado National Monument

This image of a dead juniper tree, “Sunset Sentinel,” was captured during a warm summer afternoon, cliffside, at Coke Ovens Overlook inside Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction, Colo.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Time For Elephants

A Kenyan resident for nearly 30 years, Karl Ammann has enjoyed a long association with elephants combined with an unparalleled knowledge of the game parks. A wealth of images is the by-product.

Time always has been the most overlooked or underexposed factor in wildlife photography. So much is made out of capturing the peak action or the decisive moment that little lip service is given to the all-important hours of planning, waiting and observing.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

In The Valley Of Kashmir

John Isaac puts the exotic world of Kashmir into a universal perspective

In 2008, photographer John Isaac published a book, The Vale of Kashmir. Its 160 images are the product of five years of dedicated photography, encompassing 11 trips to the troubled region—a valley straddling the border of India and Pakistan.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Try A Photo Bike-Tour

Explore a new location by bicycle for a more intimate connection with the landscape

This issue’s column continues my discussion about adventure photography in New Zealand. My latest adventure Down Under was a bike trip across the South Island from the east coast to the town of Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park on the west coast. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Watkins Glen State Park, New York

Surrounded by picturesque wineries and a glacially carved landscape of rolling hills, waterfalls, lakes and gorges, Watkins Glen State Park offers visitors unbelievable natural beauty in a family-friendly environment. Located in western New York State, on the southern tip of Seneca Lake, Watkins Glen is a small hamlet of a little more than 2,000 residents.

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