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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Behind The Shot: "First Rays On Crater Lake"

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

I'd had a hunch that something special was about to happen in the park when I called the ranger from my home office in Portland that morning.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Our Beautiful, Fragile World

Engaging and inspirational, Peter Essick’s environmental photojournalism might just save the world

For many people, a beautiful wild landscape image serves as an escape to a peaceful place away from the noise, congestion and stress of modern civilization.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Behind The Shot: Bringing Home Breakfast

Fort De Soto Park, Florida

I am a relative novice to the pursuit of serious photography, having purchased my first DSLR in June 2013.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Assignments: July 2015

For this special National Parks issue, we're featuring some of the best submissions to our recent National Parks Assignment.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

National Parks Pro Guide

Tips and insights on where to go inside some of our most popular national parks

The national parks are a treasure trove of wilderness, habitat and scenic beauty, but most visitors never venture more than 100 feet from the roads or parking areas.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Long Weekend Locations

Pro photographers share some of their favorite regional locations for extended weekend photo adventures

Summer in Maine is a great reward for enduring the winter months.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Assignments: June 2015

Congratulations to Lorenzo Cassina and Alena Nichols.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Through A Lens Darkly

As part of the new generation of landscape photographers on the forefront of digital technology, Michael Bollino is bridging the gap between 
straight photography and digital art

Portland, Oregon-based Michael Bollino seamlessly blends a classic landscape eye with the tools and sensibilities of a cutting-edge, 21st-century landscape photographer.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Behind The Shot: Amapondo #10

Pondoland, South Africa

It was the end of the summer, and I was driving along the south coast of South Africa.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The State Of Our Art

We had a chance to sit with Frans Lanting and discuss the evolution of nature photography over the last 20 years

In celebration of this month's publication of the 100th "World View" column by legendary photographer Frans Lanting, we discuss the profound changes the Santa Cruz, California-based photographer has both witnessed and utilized over his prodigious career.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Behind The Shot: The Intruder

Great Egret Among Scarlet Ibises, Caroni Swamp, Trinidad

I had been in the northern mountain range of Trinidad for four days already, and I kept hearing about Caroni Swamp and the roosting of the scarlet ibises.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Wild, Wild West

How Sandy Sisti followed her dream to Yellowstone to become a full-time wildlife photographer

When Sandy Sisti first set foot in Yellowstone National Park, it was nothing short of a revelation.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Assignments: April 2015

Congratulations to Wendy Gedack, Nico DeBarmore, Erika Skogg and Vincent Bonafede for their winning submissions.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Animal Stories

Insight and tips about where to go and what you’ll see at some of the most famous locations for wildlife photography in North America

Professional wildlife photographers share their tips about the regions and animals in which they specialize.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Taken By Storm

Inspired by Ansel Adams’ grand landscapes and bold use of weather, Mitch Dobrowner blends traditional black-and-white skills with digital tools and an affinity for finding the most dramatic weather on earth

In an age when black-and-white landscape photography is too often considered anachronistic, photographer Mitch Dobrowner literally never wavers from his monochromatic view of the world, as he makes images literally unlike any that have come before.

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