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These travel photo essays will transport you to the far reaches of the globe. View images from around the world and learn about the landscapes and cultures experienced by other adventure photographers.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Antarctica: The Edge Of The World

In the first of a series of articles, we speak with photo expedition leader Joshua Holko about a journey to one of the last great frontiers on earth

Surrounded by the roiling Southern Ocean, Antarctica is isolated by a combination of geography and climate.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

See Through The Chaos

OP blogger Rafael Rojas shows how to dig through the visual clutter to make dramatic photos in the forest

Forests are some of the most rewarding environments to photograph in the outdoors.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Invisible Light

Nevada Wier’s color infrared images show the people and places she photographs in an ethereal and surreal way

Six years ago, I began exploring the challenge of making the invisible visible—photographing unusual places using a digital camera and the unusual, haunting light of infrared. I'm now a devotee of invisible light!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Birds Of Paradise

With the trained eye of a scientist, Tim Laman captures the behavior of the world’s most rare and extraordinary birds

Patience, persistence and ear wax—three requirements for photographing the world's 39 species of birds-of-paradise.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

For The Love Of It

Frank Smith brings a passion and purpose to his photography that proves the true meaning of the word “amateur”

Meet Frank Smith, and you understand why amateurs have always been the driving force behind photography's progress, whether as art, science or business.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Penguin Planet

The top 5 locations to photograph the world’s most unique birds

Among the world's animals, penguins are absolutely unique.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Next Generation Landscapes

Digital innovation has allowed Marc Adamus to deliver a more refined vision than ever before. It’s the new look of landscape photography.

When Marc Adamus was a kid, he loved spending time studying maps of exotic locations.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Faces Of Kumbh Mela

Amidst a cacophony of humanity, Fredric Roberts’ photos of the 2013 Kumbh Mela isolate the individuals, and through that, his images tell the broader story

It was just after 3 a.m., and Fredric Roberts was descending a hill above the Ganges River in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Dragon's Backbone

Sounds of camera shutters announce the presence of newly mobile Chinese tourists in the cultural destinations that mark a time gone by in the Middle Kingdom

More than 10 years ago, I recall standing in the tram line to ascend Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (Lijiang, Yunnan), where tourists ride and climb to elevations near 15,000 feet

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Saving Serengeti

A photographer’s call to preserve a world treasure

The Maasai call it siringet, which means extended or endless, a place that goes on forever.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Inca Summer

When I'm planning where to go next on a next photo trip, a festival is often the best reason to single out a destination from the many.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Allure Of East Africa

Beyond the dramatic wildlife, eastern Africa is also one of the richest tribal regions in the world. These unique cultures have drawn the attention of photographers since the medium’s beginnings.

From the thunder of the herds storming across the Great Plains to the elusive, but endangered mountain gorillas to the ancient tribes of the Omo, East Africa is a tapestry of dramatic ecosystems and ancient cultures.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Above, Below And Beyond: Capturing The Annual Sardine Run

Every year around June, a mass migration takes place along the southern and eastern coasts of South Africa that draws an unprecedented abundance of predators of fin, fur and feather

Between the months of May and July, the annual Sardine Run along the southern and eastern coasts of South Africa is an eastward exodus of billions of sardines that follow nutrient-rich cool water while being followed themselves by a veritable caravan of predators.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Assignments: April 2013, The National Parks

The Best Of The Assignments Submissions From Outdoorphotographer.com

We’re incredibly fortunate to have our National Park System (NPS).

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Last Paradise

Using photography as a conservation tool, Ralph Lee Hopkins tells the story of the Galápagos Islands

For the animals, it might as well be the last paradise on earth, since many are truly unique, existing here and nowhere else. But like many wild places in the world, paradise is threatened.

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