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.
As OP turns 25, we’re looking more to the future than the past. The photographers on the following pages are some of the names we expect to see more of alongside the photographers who have made the magazine so inspirational over the last quarter century.
Reaching 25 years of publication is certainly a milestone that we’re proud of at OP, but the magazine has always been about looking forward, not dwelling on the past.
Frans Lanting journeyed to the Australian outback for a cross-cultural artistic collaboration
Photography is not often a collaborative endeavor. True, even the best photographers rely on assistance from a team of producers, fixers, translators and retouchers, but the actual act of creation is usually a solitary one.
A photographer documents the biodiversity of a remote corner of Costa Rica
In the Osa Peninsula, big things come in small packages. Covering just three percent of Costa Rica’s total land area, the Osa packs a wallop in terms of biodiversity, supporting more than 50 percent of the country’s animal and plant species.
On photography, wilderness and the differences between continents
These pages are regularly filled with the finest photographs from around the world. Foreign lands often are seen in wildlife images, but when it comes to landscapes, it’s the American places and American photographers who tend to dominate the conversation.
National Geographic photographer Kevin Schafer takes a wild underwater adventure with a rare pod of cetaceans in South America
Let me be clear: I’m not a scuba diver. Although I’ve happily snorkeled all my life, I’ve always shied away from “serious” diving. This begs the question: How does a nondiver end up shooting an underwater story for National Geographic?
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.
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.