The Housberg award recognizes projects that advance the protection of Alaska’s wilderness environment which further discussion of issues relating to habitat and stewardship of Alaska’s natural resources, and enhance public education relating to these areas.
Alaska Conservation Foundation is the single largest grant maker to Alaska conservation efforts. For over 35 years, no other foundation has been dedicated to serving and supporting the frontlines of Alaska’s conservation movement.
Could you be the holder of the coveted title USA LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016 and win the top prize of $15,000, or secure the title of YOUTH USA LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRPAHER OF THE YEAR 2016 for all those under 18 and win $2,500?
The search is now on to find the new winner of America’s most exciting photographic competition, founded by world renowned landscape photographer Charlie Waite and held in association with Amazon and DPReview for 2016.
Entrants can enter between midnight PST 15th July – midnight PST 15TH September 2016 by submitting their photographs of the American landscape. The contest is open to everyone and you can enter photographs across seven categories including Classic View, Black and White, Urban Landscape, Environmental Value and My USA. The Judging Panel consists of International photography greats including Antony Spencer, Art Wolfe, Brenda Tharp, Charlie Waite, Charlotte Gibb, Christopher Burkett, Ian Plant, Jim Patterson, Justin Reznick, Lori Kincaid, Marc Adamus , Marc Muench, Paul Sanders, Sarah Marino and Tim Fitzharris.
Unlike many other photographic competitions, the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards celebrate the American landscape only, however you don’t have to live in the USA to enter. This competition offers photographers worldwide the opportunity to showcase their images of this richly diverse and unique country.
The prize fund is worth over $45,000 including cash prizes for the overall and category winners in the adult and youth classes. Both title winners will receive a master class and a professional portfolio. Winning images will be featured on USA Today’s and Digital Photography Review’s websites plus of course USA Landscape Photographer of the Year’s website and social networking pages. A number of the shortlisted entries will premiere at Photo Plus Expo, New York in October 2016 and an exhibition of 200 of the winning entries will follow, along with the best photographs from the competition in an Awards book.
Once again we are reminded of the impermanence of life. Stuart Westmorland was a Seattle-based photographer who came into the profession when I did; his specialty was underwater photography and I regarded him as the embodiment of the athletic photographer. He was a fixture of my photographer parties over the years and I was so pleased to be able to present him with the Art Wolfe / Best in Show Award at the 2010 International Conservation Photography Awards.
He may have lost his short battle with leukemia, but he won in life.
I started doing workshops in Glacier Bay back in the 1980s and this remains one of my favorite trips of the year. The small boat experience in the midst of a wilderness wonderland cannot be beaten. We saw more orcas than I have in a long time and I even added a new species to my list, the endangered marbled murrelet.
Take a virtual journey and check out a selection my new imagery taken between April 1st and June 30th. Locations include Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park & the Atacama Desert, Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park, the Bolivian Altiplano, the Galapagos, birding in Texas, Washington’s temperate rainforest, and Tanzania. It’s been a busy schedule to keep, but these locations and workshops have provided wonderful opportunities to shoot along with the chance to get to know some new faces. I’m looking forward to what the rest of 2016 brings!
A few spaces are still available for Photography As Art at Boston University This Sunday, July 17th. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain a new perspective on the way we see and capture photographs!
“Photography as Art” is a groundbreaking new seminar created for individuals who want to spark their imagination and discover how to make artistic statements through photography. The all-day seminar encourages creative professionals to see and make art in exciting new ways. With art history as a reference point, participants explore avenues to maintain inspiration, foster their own personal style, and distinguish their photography from others.
My recent trip to Tanzania included a visit to Lake Natron, where I hoped to capture the colonies of lesser and greater flamingos who rely on the area as one of its few consistent breeding grounds in East Africa. As you’ll see from the slide show, our subjects did not disappoint! The salt water lake is home to organisms that manage to thrive in the high salinity and ultimately give the water the rich and varied hues, providing a beautiful backdrop for our shoot.
Pelicans and other birds also made an appearance, and zebras kicked up dust as they traveled through the same region. As mentioned in my previous post – this trip was short but satisfyingly productive and well worth the aggressive travel schedule. I feel this is my strongest work yet in this region, and I hope you enjoy these images!
Inspired by the imaginative spatial designs of Dutch artist M.C. Escher, photographer Art Wolfe traveled the globe in search of similar patterns in nature. The result is a book of remarkable wildlife images that captures both the beauty and the poignancy of animals on the move.
Migrations: Wildlife in Motion draws the reader into the energy, motion, and enduring spirit of life on the planet. The stunning images capture the delicate balance of our ecosystem, conveying the primordial stirrings that prompt a flock of snow geese to head south, monarch butterflies to bejewel a forest, or a colony of Indiana bats to snuggle in tight hibernation.
Kenya, Japan, South George Island, the Canadian Arctic, and the Ozarks are among the locations that create the backdrop for Wolfe’s dramatic artistry as he showcases “classic migrators,” the beauty of their trek, the splendor of the patterns they create, and the cycles they are compelled to repeat.
Over the course of his forty-year career, award-winning photographer Art Wolfe has worked on every continent and in hundreds of locations. His photographs are recognized throughout the world for their mastery of color, composition, and perspective, and his
photographic mission is multifaceted—art, wildlife advocacy, and journalism all inform his work.
Migrations: Wildlife in Motion is available from fine booksellers and Amazon.
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