Curious Animals Interview

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I recently completed an interview with Graeme Green of Curious Animal. Curious Animal is online magazine for Adventure Travel, Photography, Music, Books, Big Issues and Ideas from around the world. He split the interview into two posts.

Interview Part 1

“I’m as enthusiastic as I was 40 years ago. The big death for a lot of artists is when they run out of enthusiasm, run out of ideas, run out of inspiration.”

Interview Part 2

I am off to Katmai National Park for a week. Those brown bears are irresistible if you ever get the chance!

Brown bear sow and cubs, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA

 

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BigPicture: Earth is My Witness preview

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On Thursday I will be giving a sneak peak of Earth Is My Witness in the dome at the amazing California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.  I am the opening act for their NightLife event, celebrating their first major photography exhibit BigPicture.

What: BigPicture NightLife
When: July 31, 2014, 6-10pm (doors close on my show at 6:30, so get there early!)
Where: California Academy of Sciences
Who: This is a 21+ event

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Missed the CreativeLive presentation?

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That’s ok, you can download it now on creativelive.com!

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Svalbard, Norway

While I wasn’t so happy with the tour operator on this my second trip to the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, I was able to capture some interesting landscapes and wildlife shots. I was able to concentrate on one of my favorite subjects, abstracts, especially in the glacially carved mountains of Spitsbergen. Also, I wish Vanishing Act didn’t already go to print because I got a couple really good camouflage photos involving a hungry Arctic fox.

This is only a fraction of the photos. To see more visit www.artwolfestock.com.

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West Seattle Garden Tour 7/20

Some of you may have seen my July 8th post about the tiny hummingbird nest I discovered clinging to a branch on one of my Japanese maples. I was able to get a few more photos before the last of the fledgelings flew the nest. He was a fat little guy and very demanding on his parents!

If you create a natural habitat you soon get wild animals to share the space. I invite you to see my garden up close on July 20th during the West Seattle Garden Tour (WSGT). I will be on hand to greet visitors and sell and sign books as a benefit for WSGT

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Click on their logo for information and tickets:

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The WSGT donates net proceeds of the event to support Seattle-based community gardens and other non-profits that promote horticulture, education, or the arts.

There he goes!
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Free online class this Friday on CreativeLive

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I’ve heard from many of you who would like to attend one of my seminars or workshops but have difficulty attending because of where you live. Now’s your chance. I will be giving a free online class Friday, July 18th on CreativeLive. The Art of Nature Photography will give you an inside look at some of my favorite outdoor and scenic photography techniques and learn some new approaches for capturing landscapes as well as the smallest details. Click here for more information and to RSVP for free today.

Special thank you to our sponsor — Epson.

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Earth Is My Witness
3 months away

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The publication date for Earth Is My Witness is now only three months away. At nearly 400 pages with over 475 photos, it’s my magnum opus, an encyclopedic project of my best work over the last four decades. It’s design is unique as well, with twelve multi-page gatefolds included in its five chapters.

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“Each of his photographs, however beautifully composed and aesthetically astonishing, resonates with authenticity, the power and wonder of the world as it really is.”

~Wade Davis, award-winning author and National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence

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Earth Is My Witness
Introduction by Wade Davis | Hardcover | 11 x 14 inches | 396 pages | Chroma Centric advanced printing process

Pre-order special includes a bonus archival print (approx. 9×12) signed by Art and suitable for framing.

Earth Is My Witness Pub Date October 15, 2014 Photography by Art Wolfe Introduction by Wade Davis Hardcover | 11x14 inches | 356 pages Preorder special: http://store.artwolfe.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=525Humpback whale, Vava'u, Tonga

Pre-order HERE

Book + print will be shipped October 15.

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Hummingbird Nest in my Yard

Look what I discovered in one of my trees when I was pruning with my friend!

If you create a natural habitat you soon get wild animals to share the space with. I unfortunately left for a trip right after discovering these cute little guys and figured they would fly the nest before my return. I sent requests to several of my friends to go photograph them while I was away. My assistant Libby Pfeiffer made it up there over the weekend and got some nice shots. She reported the mother was vary concerned about her presence, and would only land on the opposite side from her camera. You can see how much they grew in a few short days! Also, I want to mention to those near Seattle, if you want to check out my garden, it will be part of the West Seattle Garden Tour on July 20th. I will be there to greet visitors and sign books.

Rufous hummingbird chicks in nest, Seattle, Washington by Libby Pfeiffer
Rufous hummingbird chicks in nest, Seattle, Washington by Libby Pfeiffer
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