The USPS has revealed the last preview of their collection of 16 new Forever Stamps commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service. The first-day-of-issue ceremony will take place on June 2nd at Javit’s Center in New York City at 11 AM during the once a decade World Stamp Show, which runs from May 28th through June 4th and promises to be a can’t-miss event for stamp collectors from across the globe.
Today, the USPS has revealed the last preview of their collection of 16 new Forever Stamps commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service. The first-day-of-issue ceremony will take place on June 2nd at Javit’s Center in New York City at 11 AM during the once a decade World Stamp Show, which runs from May 28th through June 4th and promises to be a can’t-miss event for stamp collectors from across the globe.
I’m so proud to have this photograph of bison silhouetted against the rising sun represent Yellowstone National Park in this series of commemorative stamps. I captured this image on a 30-below morning in the Lamar Valley region of Yellowstone in the days of film, prior to being able to instantly preview the image digitally or even download it to a local computer or laptop. I had to wait until we returned home to Seattle to know if I had captured a worth-while image.
In the end, the photo turned out to be a success, and I couldn’t be happier to see my work become part of this campaign to honor some of the most beautiful places in the world. Yellowstone was the world’s first national park, and it is tremendously meaningful for myself and what inspires me to do what I do to be included in this historic anniversary.
This has been an extraordinary trip capped off by several days spent in one of my favorite places on the planet: the Bolivian Altiplano. Salt lakes, many-hued mountains, and the surprise of flamingos living at 15,000 feet – it is an amazing place to be for a time, and I hope my travels lead me back here again.
One of the world’s most formidable landscapes, the Atacama in Chile is the oldest, driest desert on earth and has been for about three million years. This was my first experience there and it did not disappoint. I just love these craggy, austere landscapes, where the light plays such an important roll in getting great photographs.
Using San Pedro de Atacama as our base, we photographed in the Los Flamencos National Reserve with its impressive Valle de la Luna, or Moon Valley. A highlight was photographing at the geyser basin of El Tatio at night as the Milky Way stretched across the sky. Purely primeval.
It’s autumn in the southern hemisphere. It’s always windy; between the latitudes of 40 & 50 degrees, the Roaring Forties, strong westerly winds, smack the Andes and create the most amazing cloud formations. Lenticular clouds scud across enhancing the most spectacular of landscapes in Los Glaciares National Park, which includes Mount Fitz Roy Massif and Cerro Torre.
The new Art Wolfe Collection print catalogue for Spring 2016 is now up on our Fine Arts Prints page. Check it out, download it, and share it with those who buy you pretty things! Renew your decor with images from Migrations and other fresh seasonal perspectives.
My first trip to Torres del Paine was in February 1988; much has changed since then – the camera equipment and accommodations have improved – but the scenery always remains absolutely breathtaking. We had several good days of trekking, which afforded us different views of the Horns as well as some views of a snow-capped Paine Grande.
Join Art as he leads this exclusive workshop to a private lodge in the Katmai region of Alaska. You will have opportunities to view and photograph bears safely at a close proximity and will be creating dynamic images that are different than anything you have seen before. This is a Katmai experience like no other due to the exclusivity of the location. You can be one of only 8 people to learn the nuances of nature photography taught in a truly wild atmosphere by a well-versed set of instructors
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Subject to the ebbs and flows of international trade, Valparaiso on the coast of Chile is on the upswing – a mecca for artists, students, and entrepreneurs. I spent the day mostly photographing abstracts for my Photography As Art seminar.