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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, 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.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

South Georgia

Seize the moment for great photos in extreme environments

Extreme environments offer memorable images, when perfect and when chaotic.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Antarctica: What’s In The Bag

How to gear up for a far-off wonderland of photo opportunities

Traveling to a location like Antarctica on a dedicated photographic expedition requires a little more thought about equipment and accessories than your average photography outing.

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.

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