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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
The Rotella Gallery has created a spectacular new print featuring five traditional masks I photographed while filming for a new Australian television special.
The people of the Sepik River produce some of the most extraordinary totemic carvings and paintings in the world. These are the material symbols of a highly developed religious world of ideas. Paramount to these ideas is their relationship to their environment. Perhaps the most dramatic totem or symbol is the crocodile, which rose from the floodwaters to create land, then disappeared back into the flood. This is a reptilian lord of life on land and water, whose spirit remains protective and thus is carved on masks and shields, which are worn in clan celebrations.