Katmai National Park is one of my go-to places for bears. It is extraordinary to say the least & the scenery isn’t too shabby either. In particular, I was able to photograph a sow & her two cubs. She looked at me, looked at her cubs, and sat down as if giving me permission.
My friends and I had a great time wandering around various parts of the Salish Sea in search of orca whales. While we did finally spot 8 transient whales on our adventure it takes either really good light or unusual behaviors such as spy hopping and breaching the surface to make the photo and alas we had neither that day. To really photograph orcas takes a bit of luck (which I often have) and a lot of time (which I never have). I have been fortunate enough to see them in Antarctica, Argentina, New Zealand, Norway, and Alaska and I was hoping to have some shots of them in my own back yard for my next book project but it wasn’t to be this time around.
WHAT: As part of Carnevale, The Venetian and The Palazzo’s summer-long celebration, The Natural Wonders Gallery inside Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo presents a special evening of fine art. The event celebrates an exhibit of work by internationally renowned photographer, Art Wolfe on Friday, July 12, at 7p.m.
With his culled collection of photographic prints unmasking nature and culture around the world, Art Wolfe will make a guest appearance at The Natural Wonders Gallery for an exclusive preview of his latest work. Recognized for evoking the essence of native cultures and disappearing wildlife with his superb mastery of color, composition, and perspective, Art Wolfe’s fine art prints will give guests can an evening of visual splendor. Tickets include refreshments such as tasty hors d’oeuvres and celebratory cocktails for $29.00+tax.
WHEN: Friday, July 12; 7pm – 9pm
WHERE: The Natural Wonders Gallery
2nd level of Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo
The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino
3327 S Las Vegas Blvd, Suite 2750
Las Vegas, NV 89109
TICKETS: Tickets are available for purchase by calling The Venetian | Palazzo Box Office at 702-414-9000 or on-line.
Due to limited connectivity, I am only able to upload a few photos from my current trip to Brazil. The last time I photographed scarlet ibis was in the early 1990s for my book Migrations. It is terrific having the opportunity again to capture these birds with superior technology.