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North American Wildlife & Landscape Photography

The stunning beauty of North American landscapes and wildlife awaits you. Explore Red Rock Canyon State Park in California or feast your eyes on abundant wildlife in Alaska. Our American photography features can turn your next journey into a visually stunning experience.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Trek In The Wind River Range

David Muench returns to this special area and experiences it anew. The great landscape photographers constantly refresh their vision by exploring familiar places as if for the first time.

Leaning against a block of granite below our tent site at 10,200 feet in Wyoming's Wind River Range, we dawdled over coffee. Sunlight, descending the ridge behind us, moved across us, and down, onto the glaciated rock below.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Traveler

Joe Van Os has pioneered exotic photo tours to locations where individuals on their own would find access difficult or impossible. As a 30-plus-year veteran of the business, he shares his insight on photo tours and photo safaris.

Joe Van Os knows how to travel.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Melt Down

James Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey continue to break ground in documenting the world’s vanishing glaciers

The undertaking, called the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS), has 27 cameras pointed at 18 glaciers in Greenland, Iceland, the Nepalese Himalaya, Alaska and the Rocky Mountains in the United States.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Octoraro Creek, Pennsylvania

Designated for conservation efforts in 1983 as one of 13 Pennsylvania Scenic Rivers, Octoraro Creek is a 22-mile-long tributary of the massive Susquehanna River.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Dream Chaser

Michael Routh finds inspiration in the solitude of the less-explored backcountry

In Native American cultures, a dream catcher—a handmade decorated hoop with a net—is used to filter nightmares and snare dreams.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lessons Learned From Galen Rowell

Beyond his talents and his enduring and inspirational art, Galen Rowell was a great mentor to many intrepid outdoor photographers. We discuss a few of his most famous techniques and how you can apply his approach to your photography.

August 11 marks the 10-year anniversary of the deaths of Galen Rowell and his wife Barbara in a plane crash on approach to the Bishop, Calif., airport late that night.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Acadia National Park, Maine

Acadia National Park is a little more than 160 miles up the coast from Portland, Maine.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Arctic To The Max

Florian Schulz paints a diverse and lively picture of the landscape and its wildlife in a new book that’s accompanying an IMAX film

The Arctic is known for its giant peaks, icy glaciers and raw unrivaled beauty that few ever get to experience in person.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California

One of the most photographed locations in one of the most popular photographic destinations in the world, iconic Half Dome towers nearly 5,000 feet above the valley floor of Yosemite National Park.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Subtle Drama

Scott Mansfield’s black-and-white landscape photography shows how soft tonality and a quiet approach can be every bit as strong as big, high-contrast imagery

Scott Mansfield is a rule breaker. Check his work against any list of tips for better landscape photographs and note how Mansfield's approach differs.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Assignments: July 2012

Photo Assignments From The Editor Of Outdoor Photographer Magazine

The galleries themselves show a wealth of beautifully crafted, thoughtful and inspiring photography, but Assignments is much more than just display.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Tennessee

Located along the border of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the U.S. park system.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Assignments: June 2012

Photo Assignments From The Editor Of Outdoor Photographer Magazine

I'm highlighting images from several recent OP Assignments In this issue.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Glacier National Park, Montana

Northern Montana's expansive Glacier National Park offers over 700 miles of trails, with 760 lakes, 175 mountains and two dozen glaciers.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Forgotten Intimate Landscape

Think like Eliot Porter, and adopt a “less is more” approach to your landscapes

The history of American landscape photography generally has been a continuum of great photographers like William Henry Jackson, Ansel Adams and David Muench training their cameras on the big scenic image.

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