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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, 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.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Charles Cramer’s magnificent landscape photographs reflect his musical training in the use of form, balance, dynamic range and a sense of scale

Ansel Adams described printmaking in musical terms: The negative is the score, and the print the performance.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Rocks For Shots

How knowing a little geology makes you a better landscape photographer

I can still recall the first time I laid eyes on the red rock country around Moab, Utah.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Highlands, North Carolina

Highlands, N.C., is located on a high plateau within the larger Blue Ridge Mountains, a mature range that's named for the distinctly blue haze said to be the product of trees releasing isoprene into the atmosphere.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Solitude Is Bliss

Kurt Budliger creates peaceful landscapes in the uncharted territory around his New England home

Kurt Budliger appreciates the great American tradition of Western landscape photography.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A River Odyssey

In Seasons of the Steelhead, Drew Stoecklein’s photographs take us on a visual journey that captures the essence of being on the river

When he was approached about doing a book on fishing for steelhead in the Northwest, Drew Stoecklein had never photographed such a large-scale project, and he knew little about fishing.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Science On Ice

A photographer chronicles scientific expeditions in the polar regions

Sleeping on the Greenland Ice Sheet, waddling with penguins in Antarctica and cruising aboard an icebreaker in the Bering Sea are typical days in the life of photographer Chris Linder.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Located west of Alamogordo, N.M., White Sands National Monument is the world's largest gypsum dune field, a surreal high-desert landscape created by the erosion of water-soluble gypsum deposits in the nearby San Andreas Mountains over thousands of years.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Assignments: March 2012

Photo Assignments From The Editor Of Outdoor Photographer Magazine

The images we spotlight here come from a few different Assignments.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lake Tahoe, California

Located along the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Higher Ground

Longtime OP contributor and Utah explorer James Kay gives us a unique look at a landscape that needs protection

Bank to the left and lift the wing," I shout over my shoulder above the roar of the engine.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Spirit Bear

Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen journey to the Great Bear Rainforest in Canada to find the Spirit Bear of the Gitga’at People

Fewer than 500—that's the number of Spirit Bears that exist in the entire world.

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