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In the Company of Elephants : 2013 Safari

October 10, 2012 | By Kevin Schafer
This image was not planned, just a quick shot as a line of elephants passed close by to our vehicle....
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Lens Envy and the D800

July 5, 2012 | By Kevin Schafer
I had my first chance this past week to field-test the new Nikon D800 on a trip to Svalbard in the...
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Eyes on the Water

July 4, 2012 | By Kevin Schafer
Landing on a remote beach in arctic Svalbard, I was surprised to see this harbor seal – an animal I...
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Arctic Giant

July 1, 2012 | By Kevin Schafer
Six hundred miles from the North Pole, the sea was a windless calm. Spouts rose in the still air in...
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Finding Balance

June 17, 2012 | By Kevin Schafer
Visual balance can sometimes be difficult to achieve in a photograph , but it can make the difference between a...
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Dolphins in the Trees

June 2, 2012 | By Kevin Schafer
KUOW, the Seattle NPR affiliate, is running a ten-minute piece today on my Amazon River Dolphin story for National Geographic....
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A River Recovers

May 31, 2012 | By Kevin Schafer
For months I have been tracking the recovery of the Elwha River in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. After the removal of...
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Telephoto Landscapes

April 29, 2012 | By Kevin Schafer
I was waiting, unsuccessfully, for some kit foxes to emerge from their den at sunset. They never showed, so there...
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Changing Plans

April 18, 2012 | By Kevin Schafer
In photography, as in Life itself, whatever you might have planned on a particular day can quickly be superseded by...
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Reptile Dysfunction…

April 2, 2012 | By Kevin Schafer
OK, OK, I just liked the title for this post. But it gives me a chance to talk, again, about...
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The Next Generation

March 27, 2012 | By Kevin Schafer
They are tiny, still gray, and seeing the world for the first time. This family of kit foxes had six...
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Timing is Everything

March 18, 2012 | By Kevin Schafer
The San Joaquin Kit Fox is one of the rarest mammals in North America, having the great misfortune of being...

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Pinterest…and the end of Everything

March 13, 2012 | By Kevin Schafer
With staggering regularity, someone comes along with a new idea, a new website, and a new way to channel social...
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A Short Commute

March 10, 2012 | By Kevin Schafer
I have spent most of my career getting on airplanes to far-flung locations around the world: Ironically, I have almost...
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Aurora Alert!

March 7, 2012 | By Kevin Schafer
A powerful X5 solar flare occurred yesterday and is sending a major ion blast towards the earth. If you live...
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B&W to the Rescue

February 27, 2012 | By Kevin Schafer
Not every landscape picture can (or should) be taken at sunset or sunrise, or in dreamy perfect light.  Sometimes you...
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Tripods in the Mud

February 24, 2012 | By Kevin Schafer
National Geographic has posted a small picture collection from our November expedition to Sulawesi, where we documented landscapes and endangered...
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Missing the Shot..and other Blunders

February 20, 2012 | By Kevin Schafer
To create a successful wildlife photograph, you have to master a lot of variables. There is your exposure, of course,...
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Letting Go – and Digging Out

February 15, 2012 | By Kevin Schafer
I’m one of those photographers who was initially reluctant to make the move to digital. I loved the aesthetics of...
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Caribbean Galapagos

February 11, 2012 | By Kevin Schafer
I have spent the past week on the island of Hispaniola, arguably the most biodiverse in the Caribbean. With its...