A South American Wildlife Gem: The Pantanal
by Kathy Parker | September 20, 2016

Copyright Kathy ParkerWe had been on the river all morning but were hurrying back to our lodge, hungry and disappointed that jaguars had eluded us. We had left before dawn, bundled up in blankets to stay warm as our boat sliced through chilly early morning fog. Wildlife sightings were numerous, but several promising...

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Avoiding the Tourist Trap
by F.M. Kearney | June 7, 2016

Copyright F.M. KearneyThis article was originally published in NANPA. Used with permission.

Vacations are a great way to get away and de-stress. However, I often find myself stressing even more. With only a limited amount of time, I’m always worried about getting the shot. Where are the best locations? When an...

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2015 New Mexico Trip Report
by Nikhil Bahl | May 26, 2016

Copyright Martha MyersEvery workshop leader has their favorite locations. Like so many locations I visit repeatedly, New Mexico has offered something different every time. Whether it is Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge or White Sands National Monument, a new surprise always awaits. One of the main reasons t...

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Be Careful What You Wish For
by F.M. Kearney | March 10, 2016

Copyright F.M. KearneyThis article was originally published in NANPA (December 2015). Used with permission.

Living in New York City (or any other large metropolitan area) and choosing to pursue a career in nature photography can sometimes be an uphill battle. Local parks and botanical gardens are fine for flora...

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Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens Review
by Nikhil Bahl | September 1, 2015

Copyright Nikhil BahlIn 2011 Canon released the lighter versions of their 500mm and 600mm lenses. At that time, I owned Nikon’s very first AF-S 600mm f/4 version which weighed in at 14.5 lbs, on my scale. Safe to say, I didn’t do much hiking with it and was very envious of Canon’s new offerings. About 4 years...

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Exploring Inis Oirr
by Peter McCabe | April 4, 2014

The Island is buzzing, tri-colors are flying, a TV crew has been spotted, and clinking champagne glasses can be heard in the local pub. Sadly, despite the six-minute flight from Connemara this isn’t all for me! The Irish president, affectionately known as Michael D. is paying a flying visit.

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The Best Time of Year for a Polar Bear Safari
by Steven Blandin | December 5, 2013

“When is the best time of year to go on a polar bear safari?” That was my initial inner question, when my wife showed interest in exploring the possibilities. I knew we did not want to go as far as Northern Europe, and as it turned out Canada was in fact the place with a bigger population...

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Photographing Florida’s Everglades
by Paul Marcellini | October 1, 2013

The Everglades is a special place to me; I grew up just 25 miles from the main park entrance. After college, I moved back to Miami and have been shooting the Everglades consistently for 6 years. Popular for bird photographers at tourist stops like Anhinga Trail, the Everglades has so much to off...

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Working a Subject: The White-breasted Kingfisher
by Graeme Guy | August 2, 2013

There is no doubt that going to exotic places and driving many miles in pursuit of that killer shot can result in some highly desired images. Yet, what I find most rewarding in nature photography is ‘working a subject’ and this is not generally possible when you are ‘on safari’. This str...

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