Photographing at the Barnegat Jetty
by Denise Ippolito | August 6, 2012

© Denise IppolitoBarnegat Lighthouse State Park in New Jersey, located at the northern end of Long Beach Island, is where you will find the famed “Barnegat Jetty”. If you are a birder or bird photographer as I am, this is a must visit destination during the winter. The Barnegat Jetty is considered the best p...

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Bird Photography in Peru
by Glenn Bartley | June 19, 2012

© Glenn BartleySimply put—Peru is perhaps the best country in the world to see and photograph birds. Sure Colombia boasts a slightly higher species list and, based on its size, Ecuador is also in the running. In Peru however, there are so many unique endemics that it is a destination that every serious birdw...

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Tip: Sea Eagle Fishing – Norway
by Miguel Lasa | June 1, 2012

© Miguel LasaThe photo was taken from a boat during my summer trip to Norway. I used the Canon 1D Mark 2 with a fast shutter speed of 1/1250th of a second and wide aperture of f/4 with my Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 lens. To capture the shot, I followed the eagle before the dive and set the camera mode to AI Servo...

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Trip Report: Midway Atoll
by E.J. Peiker | May 1, 2012

© E.J. PeikerEver since attending a one-day seminar by Barbara and John Gerlach in 1999, I have wanted to go to Midway Atoll in the subtropical region of the central North Pacific Ocean. During their program they showed pictures of what were then called Fairy Terns and Laysan Albatross. The Fairy Tern’s cu...

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Costa Rica Trip Report
by Kari Post | April 3, 2012

© Kari PostEverything I have ever heard from those who have been to Costa Rica has been overwhelmingly positive, and after having just spent two weeks there as a student participant in a graduate level class on Tropical Ecology and Conservation, I can easily understand why.

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West Virginia Holds a Secret
by Joseph Rossbach | March 21, 2012

© Joseph RossbachWest Virginia holds a secret! Its mountains offer some of the most beautiful landscapes in the United States. From the rugged and windswept plateau of Dolly Sods to the roaring waterfalls of Blackwater Falls State Park, the Appalachian and Allegheny chain of mountains form a unique landscape ric...

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Venice Rookery
by Carolyn E. Wright | February 17, 2012

© Carolyn E. WrightLove is in the air at the Venice Rookery. The birds (and the bees) are there doing the thing they are so famous for, and you can take pictures of it! Seriously, though, the Venice Rookery is an ideal spot to photograph birds mating, building their nests, fighting for territory and feeding their...

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Scotland – A Photographer’s Guide
by Bill Lockhart | January 17, 2012

© Bill LockhartScotland is a special place, especially for photographers who are eager to capture its splendid landscapes. Its moors, glens, and mountains offer a romantic vision of what life once was, or is, or can be. It is a place to find peace and beauty like no other place on earth. Its sharp contrasts of...

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E.J. Peiker’s New Zealand Diary
by E.J. Peiker | December 1, 2011

© E.J. PeikerFrom the Editor: In October 2012, professional photographer and NatureScapes.net co-founder E.J. Peiker will lead a twelve day NSN Certified workshop to New Zealand. In this article, E.J. shares with us his diary of his first trip to these beautiful South Pacific islands and relates his experie...

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