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International Adventure & Travel Photography

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.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Aquatic Aggregations

Photo-naturalist Tony Wu captures one of nature’s most dramatic spectacles—the large-scale spawning of thousands of marine fish in the waters of Palau

Why do you take photos? The answer is different for everyone, but the reason I tossed aside a career in finance to devote my life to photography isn't just so I can take pretty pictures.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Luck Favors The Prepared

Kamil Tamiola brings the scientific method to alpine adventure photography

Unlike an editorial photographer who might accompany a climbing team as it surmounts a new obstacle, Tamiola puts his visual storytelling approach to work on commercial assignments.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Behind The Shot: Swimming With Sharks

The Brothers Islands, Red Sea, Egypt

Born in Finland, I now live in Taipei, Taiwan, and even though diving is very nice here, there are no longer sharks around, as they have been fished out for shark fin soup.

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.

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, 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, December 16, 2014

Antarctic Dreams

When OP columnist William Neill led a workshop to Antarctica, he created his own unique collection of images from a place that has become much more accessible for photography-oriented adventurers

Grand glacial peaks present a powerful presence while providing a hub for penguin and seal populations.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

OP 2014 Vistas Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our inaugural Vistas contest, whose images appear on these pages. You can see all of the Finalists at outdoorphotographer.com.

After several seasons of trying, I was finally able to capture this image.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Off The Grid

Far from the Tropic zone, Chris Burkard’s big-picture outlook leads to images that are a mix of stunning landscapes, dramatic coastlines and out-of-the-ordinary surf action

All I ever wanted to do was shoot landscapes. That was the first thing I was ever passionate about.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Behind The Shot: Social Scrum

Tony Wu describes how he made this dramatic sperm whale photo in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of Sri Lanka

Sitting on a boat, roasting like Sunday dinner in the unyielding heat of equatorial sun, staring out across a panorama of tropical blue.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Planes, Planes & More Planes

In this installment of our ongoing series about trekking to Antarctica, Joshua Holko offers insight into packing and dressing for comfort and safety in an extreme environment

Travelling to South Georgia Island and Antarctica on a dedicated photographic expedition presents some unique packing challenges for both personal equipment and camera gear.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Antarctica: What’s In My Bag

Continuing with our series, we look at the gear Joshua Holko takes along for photographing in and around Antarctica

It's cold in Antarctica. That's obvious, but what's less obvious, if you haven't been there, is how the cold and wet conditions that you encounter when you're aboard a ship affect the kind of specific gear you take with you.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fall Color In The Great Northwest

In autumn, the Northeast gets all of the glory, but the varied climates of the Northwest present some unique and distinctive fall color opportunities, as the Photo Cascadia team shows us

This year, the Photo Cascadia team celebrates its fifth year together sharing areas of natural beauty and advancing photographic excellence of outdoor photography, while promoting and sharing images, knowledge and expertise with photo enthusiasts.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Seeing Science

Frans Lanting transforms scenes of scientific discovery into moments of understanding and art

Frans Lanting sees the world through a specialized lens.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Purposeful Photographer

Every time Andy Biggs presses the shutter button, he’s thinking about creating an image that conveys these impressions: remote, timeless, hopeful, uplifting and regal. These adjectives form the core of his approach to photography.

The language a photographer uses to talk about his or her work can be a useful tool to make better photographs.

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