2016 USPS Forever Stamp Reveal

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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.

17 Responses to “2016 USPS Forever Stamp Reveal”

  1. Stephanie says:

    That’s awesome!

  2. Denis Glennon says:

    Sincere congratulations Art.
    A well deserved recognition and honour.
    A great shot.

  3. Sue Kent Martin says:

    Beautiful and unique – your trademark – and it’s perfect that your photo will represent the first national park in this series.

  4. Bruce Johnson says:

    Incredible shot. Congratulations!

  5. Ardie Wolcott says:

    Fantastic shot – the lighting is amazing. Wonderful that you have this honor for your work.

  6. Congratulations Art, great image!

  7. Dan Nye says:

    Our West Seattle Hero gets even more famous. Stunning shot, Art and crew. There will be a stamp with your mug on it one day, Art, if you keep this up. Congratulations!

  8. Robert Schupart says:

    Mr. Wolfe, I love the photography and PBS series. Thanks for taking us on your journeys through these fantastic still images and films!

  9. M. Segault says:

    Congratulations, Art,
    on your photograph being selected for these special stamps. I am looking forward to seeing the stamps when they are issued.

  10. Ann Gregory says:

    Congratulations, Art! So glad you were included! You are the best! 🙂

  11. Doug Mall says:

    Definitely Congrats to you, Art! What a way to have one of your images become published!

  12. Kathy Westra says:

    Fantastic shot of a park I treasure. Congratulations, Art. What a well-deserved honor for all your years of capturing wild beauty with your artist’s eye–in all kinds of weather. This will be the “go to” postage stamp for my environmental communications business!

  13. R. Little says:


  14. Natalie Goff says:

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!
    And, now every American can own a copy of your work!

  15. Congratulations, Art! It’s a well-deserved honor.

  16. John Szafranski says:

    Congratulations Art!
    Fantastic photo–especially given the conditions and film. Well deserved! I’ll be buying a bunch of those stamps!

  17. Congratulations, Art!

    Hope to meet you sometimes on a trip in Iceland!


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