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Atmospheric Landscapes

Autumn in the Canadian Rockies is brief but dramatic; the leaves change seemingly overnight. When you live in the Canadian Rockies, where autumn is best measured in days not weeks, chasing fall colors can be a challenge. Driving through Canmore with an eager group of photographers last year on day one of a seven-day autumn […]

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At Home On The Range

In the springtime, R Lazy S ranch and surrounding Jackson Hole valley erupt in multiple tones of vibrant green. The sliding glass door in my parents’ room began to rattle, bowing and flexing inward toward their bed. Champ, their elderly Australian Shepard and lover of all animals, let out an uncharacteristic growl that turned into […]

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Chasing Wildcats

The University of California Santa Cruz sits nestled amongst towering redwood trees, flanked by maritime chaparral, oak savannas and coastal wetlands teeming with life. It was here, while falling in love with the rich biodiversity of this place, that I began my career in conservation photography. In the classroom, I studied how animal behavior is […]

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The Future Of Nature Photography

What does the future hold for nature photographers—their equipment, techniques, approaches, output, influence and access to nature subjects themselves? Here are perspectives from two Outdoor Photographer contributors, long-time columnist and nature photography icon George D. Lepp, and Aaron Baggenstos, award-winning nature and wildlife photographer and photo tour leader. As photographers, we can make a continuing commitment […]

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Be A Photo Mentor

Snowmelt above Flagstaff, Arizona creates the spectacular Chocolate Falls. This seasonal cascade offered me the perfect venue for a lesson in the effects of longer shutter speeds on moving water. Photo by Bruce Dorn. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 24mm, Tiffen ND 0.6 filter. Exposure: 5 sec., ƒ/10, […]

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Rafting Grand Canyon

Our group had landed a prime campsite just across the Colorado River from Deer Creek Fall, and we weren’t about to let a little rain dampen our spirits. The rain continued as I spread my tarp, assembled my cot and looked skyward for relief. While the sun was still buried in dark clouds, a patch […]

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Guardians Of The Grassland

“Prairie rats.” “A nuisance to farmers, ranchers, developers.” “Overpopulated.” Does the prairie dog really deserve this reputation? A prairie dog takes a strong stance on its burrow. This prairie dog’s colony was relocated out of the way of development in Fort Collins, Colorado. These fluffy, charismatic animals play a complex and important role in the […]

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Koala Rescue

Burnt trees line the Bruthen-Buchan Road, south of Buchan, Victoria. Over 30 million acres burned during Australia’s 2019-2020 summer of hell. That’s 12 times the recent Amazon fires and more extensive than ever before in recorded history. The intensity (how much heat was generated) and the severity (the amount of damage to vegetation) were both […]

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Finding Urban Wildlife

A tricolored heron inches toward the muddy shores that a rival snowy egret has claimed for the afternoon. I lift my lens through my car’s sunroof and take aim. The mid-afternoon sun perfectly silhouettes them in the silvery water. Suddenly, the snowy egret takes off with a flurry of motion toward the tricolored heron. The […]

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Photographing The Northern Lights

After finally witnessing a total solar eclipse and declaring it the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen, I started hearing people say things like, “Wait until you see the northern lights.” So when fellow pro photographer Don Smith and I planned an Iceland photo trip to prepare for our upcoming photo workshop, we chose January […]

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Destination Antarctica

It really is true that most of an iceberg is underwater. The ship pitches and rolls among the swells that send sea spray high into the air as the metal prow slaps against the water. My eyes are fixed straight ahead, straining to see the horizon, lost in the endless span of blue-white. An albatross […]

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The Surfing Life

You never realize how the pieces of your life are fitting together as it’s happening. Then one day, you find yourself swimming through a world-class wave making photos of the world’s best surfers, and you take stock of how you got there. So many little things in my life, from where I was born to […]

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Interpreting The Landscape

Arrow Dynamic. The relationship that sand verbena have with dunes is truly remarkable. Somehow this hostile, wind-blasted environment is exactly where the delicate pink blossoms thrive. As someone who spends most of her time in wilderness environments, I felt a strong affinity for the small, vulnerable plant toughing it out in an inhospitable area. Not […]

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