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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, October 26, 2010

The Next Generation

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.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Crossing Cultures

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.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Wildlife Photojournalist

With a doctorate in biology and an eye for rich biodiversity, Tim Laman’s extraordinary wildlife photography is captivating and raises awareness about the complex ecosystems he shoots

New England-based photographer Tim Laman has climbed to the top of his field both figuratively and literally.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Most Wanted

Going beyond the usual suspects, wildlife photographer Kevin Schafer is working to tell the stories of animals no one knows

With bushy white fur, a long white tail and haunting eyes, the silky sifakas are known in their native Madagascar as “ghosts of the forest” for their elusiveness.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Atacama Adventure

This rare and fragile region is one of the driest—and most beautiful—places on Earth

There’s a desert in South America that’s said to be the driest place on Earth.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Oh, So Magnificent Osa

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.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Life On The Ice

James Martin travels to the ends of the earth to photograph a vanishing resource

When James Martin was in his mid-20s, he began learning how to ice climb in the Columbia Icefield near Athabasca Glacier in the Canadian Rockies.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Vembanad Kayal & Kumarakom, Kerala, India

The Kerala backwaters form a large ecosystem similar to the bayous in the Louisiana delta.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Underwater Odyssey

Constantly traveling and seeking the hidden seascapes that wait beneath the surface of the world’s oceans and seas, Eric Cheng has quietly become one of the top underwater photographers in the world

Outdoor photography and, more specifically, landscape photography, is an art form that transcends geographic boundaries. For millions, it’s a passion, a hobby or a profession, in many cases all three.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Masters Of The European Landscape

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.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Picturing Culture

iLCP Executive Director Cristina Mittermeier is at the forefront of the modern conservation movement

By accident, Cristina Mittermeier found her way into photography.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Chasing Dolphins Down The Amazon

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?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Journey To India

OP columnist William Neill’s recent trek on the subcontinent is the story of modern adventure travel

Traveling to foreign locations is cause for great excitement for most photographers, as it is for me each time I visit the colorful country of India.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Faces Of Peru

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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Time For Elephants

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.

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