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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, December 7, 2010

Horsetail Fall In February

For just a few days each year, this Yosemite landmark is illuminated by the sun for a special display

There’s a waterfall in Yosemite National Park that, every February, becomes the object of attention for photographers worldwide.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Insider’s Passage

Get a look at America’s Last Frontier from a seasoned nature photographer who makes his home in Alaska

When Seward, Alaska-based photographer Ron Niebrugge needs something great to photograph, he doesn’t have to look far.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Bearing Witness

Frans Lanting has spent decades bringing awareness of faraway places in desperate need of preservation. His photographs have a way of living far beyond their initial creation and go on to have reverberating effects.

With steadfast focus on the natural world since the early days of his career, Frans Lanting photographs the environment in a way that few others can.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

25 Top Locations For Nature Photography

The pros of OP share some of their favorite locations from around the world

As OP turns 25, we have chosen to connect with some of the pros who have made the magazine great over the past two and a half decades to discover some of their all-time favorite locations.

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, October 12, 2010

The Moors Of California

Point Reyes National Seashore is a photographer’s paradise. A local expert on the area shows us the hot spots.

As a zealot for places like Yosemite National Park in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, I often find myself photographing in the exact spots where many of the great photographers had focused their cameras.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ice Breaker

Acclaimed nature photographer Daniel J. Cox spends five weeks aboard a U.S. Coast Guard ship in search of polar bears

Last fall, Daniel J. Cox found himself on a very large boat in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Florida Explored

In his home state, John Moran found his true photographic love. He never tires of the visual possibilities and the varied wildlife and landscapes

When John Moran speaks about his life’s work, it’s almost impossible to separate the man from his place in the world.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

50 Years After Travels With Charley

Packing his camera and an open mind, Randy Wells takes us on a road trip to rediscover Steinbeck’s America

Imagine stepping into the footprints of one of the greatest writers of the 20th century as you embark on your own road trip across America.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Baja California

South of the border, where the rugged windswept desert meets an emerald sea, James Kay shows us some of the hidden splendors that await an adventurous photographer

I’m watching my wife Susie disappear behind the swells as she bobs up and down while paddling her kayak to my left.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Life In B&W

Robert Buelteman is starting over, rediscovering the landscape he left long ago

Robert Buelteman has published three award-winning books of black-and-white landscape photography.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Wilderness Warrior

Joseph Rossbach breaks from the crowded overlooks and usual vantage points to capture original and compelling landscapes

For nature photographer Joe Rossbach, photographing the familiar in a familiar way is never good enough. It has to be different for him.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, Wyoming

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway is located in northwestern Wyoming leading to Grand Teton National Park.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

You Wish You Were Here

Brandon Riza’s spectacular mountain photographs transport the viewer into the place and the moment. They’re invitations to adventure.

If a 3D graphics programmer with a daredevil streak and years of digital imaging under his belt ventured into landscape photography, one might expect the resulting images to be a little overdone—perhaps tending toward the “hyperrealism” of HDR, brimming with candy colors and super-saturation.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Grand Canyon From Within

Be adventurous and get away from the hordes of tourists who crowd the plateau to see this natural wonder from a completely different perspective

How many of us first approached the Grand Canyon from rim level, took a long sweeping look and then despaired over how to depict the beauty, spirit and scale of this geologic wonder in a photograph from that spot?

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