Workshop Wednesday – Lets Go International!

A couple of weeks ago I outlined my upcoming U.S. Workshops – now it’s time to let you know about the international tours we’ve got coming down the pike for the rest of 2022 and into 2023!


There’s one spot left for one lucky guy to join us in Namibia and Botswana at the end of August – a male required due to the sharing of accommodations. We’ve got an excellent guide on tap for some exclusive wildlife viewing opportunities. Of course, Namibia is about it’s unique landscape as well, and we will have plenty of opportunities to photograph it, including a night session in Sossusvlei. Botswana is all about the wildlife – elephants, big cats and more! Come for one or both tours.

Namibia Photo Journey 2022 – August 26 – September 5

Botswana Premier Predators & Elephants Photo Safari 2022 – September 7 – 16


Spend Halloween in Oaxaca, Mexico celebrating the Day of the Dead festivities in this colorful location among it’s friendly people. For locals, the Day of the Dead is a mystical experience personal to those whom remember loved ones passed. It’s hard to describe this combination of solemn reverence and celebratory revelry until you experience it for yourself.

Oaxaca Photo Journey 2022 – October 27 – November 3

In February, we’ll be returning to Japan, where the winter weather sets the scene for wildlife and scenery that creates the proverbial winter wonderland. From bustling cities to remote wildlife locations, we’ll get a bit of everything. Macaques, swans, and more await!

Winter Wildlife and Landscapes of Japan Photo Journey 2023 – February 8 – 18, 2023

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Art Wolfe’s 2022 First Half Image Gallery


Travel these days is a lot of hurry up and wait – hurry up and get a COIVD test, wait for the results. Rinse and repeat. Still, I’ve managed to get to quite a few locations I’ve been meaning to visit and come away with images I’m super happy with. Here you’ll find new images from Brazil, Morocco, Indonesia, Spain, and Washington. I’m just getting warmed up, with several international and domestic destinations on my list!

Enjoy the images, and if you’d like to see even more visit my stock site – www.artwolfestock.com.

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Friday Before the Fourth Feeling – All Upcoming US Workshops!


Happy Friday-Before-The-Fourth of July! There is a lot going on here in the USA, but one thing remains constant – beautiful locations, scenic views, and amazing wildlife! over the next year or so I’ve got several US-based workshops and photo retreats to sign up for – reserve your spot today and join me in the field and take your photography to the next level!


Katmai Bears Workshop
August 7 – 13, 2022


Mt. Rainier Fall Color Workshop
October 13 – 16, 2022


Fall in Sedona Retreat
October 19 – 23, 2022


Abstract Dallas Workshop
November 4 – 6, 2022


Abstract Astoria Photography Retreat
March 1 – 5, 2023


Moab Photography Retreat
March 15 – 19, 2023


Creative Sessions in Seattle
May 12 – 14, 2023


Glacier Bay Exclusive Yacht Tour
June 4 – 11, 2023


 

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Wildlife Wednesday – Underwater at Wakatobi, Indonesia!

A very famous French diver once called Indonesia’s Wakatobi an underwater Nirvana. I am not going to quibble with Jacques Cousteau. Last week I traveled with very good friends and serious underwater photography gearheads (which I am not) to this island archipelago. My friends endured lost luggage and had to rent equipment, and I, a fish out of water doing underwater camera work, battled against stronger-than-expected currents, a leaking mask, and balky SD cards. Fortunately on the last couple days of shooting things worked themselves out  and I managed to get a few really nice photos that will fit very nicely in the huge new wildlife book coming out next year!

One of the more challenging aspects of photographing underwater in this and similar locations are venomous fish – in this case, scorpion fish. On top of managing the underwater camera system while trying to stay steady in a difficult current and not scaring away my subjects, I also had to keep myself from disturbing the sea floor. At one point my underwater guide and myself were balancing ourselves on a tiny wooden dowel stuck into the sea floor to try to stabilize ourselves. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it – enjoy the photos!

I used a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV camera with an EF8-15mm f/4L FISHEYE USM lens in a Nauticam underwater housing.


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Wildlife Wednesday – Harpy eagles in Brazil!

Wildlife Wednesday on World Rainforest Day? Great timing!

The first leg of a recent trip took me to Brazil, with one subject in mind – the Harpy eagle. This is a massive bird at the top of its local food chain, distinct by its double-crested head feathers that spring to attention whenever the eagle is on alert. I came away thrilled with the photos I got, and included below is also a bit of video we shot from the blind.


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ICYMI – Katmai Bears on Art Wolfe Live!

Art Wolfe Live returned this week with a special look at Katmai, Alaska and the bear tours Art leads annually to this unique location. We run multiple tours here because demand is high. The first trip in August is nearly sold out! However there are still a few spaces remaining for the second tour that begins right on it’s heels – reserve your spot today!

For even more information on this location, check out the Top 10 Reasons to Join a Katmai Bear Tour – and have a listen and enjoy the images of Where’s Art with Mitch Stringer!

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New Photos From Morocco!


I was traveling much of March and April and let me tell you – it was challenging for me and my staff, what with changing testing protocols for health on every leg of the trip! From Seattle I went to Brazil to photograph for my upcoming wildlife book and came away happy happy with photos of Harpy Eagles. Stay tuned for some video from that location!

After that, it was off to Morocco to lead a tour of one of the more culturally diverse locations you can visit, where the cultures of Africa, Europe, and the Middle East come together. Today was like Christmas in May as I excitedly unpacked a sculpture I purchased on this leg of the trip. It took a while to get here, but It’s always nice add objects from my travels to my home. Live like an artist!

From there it was on to Spain to join some dear friends for Easter celebrations, and ended up in Jerusalem for the holiday itself. Well worth it to acquire necessary photos for my upcoming book with a subject of international religions and beliefs.

I am finally getting some photos up, in no particular order – So let’s start with Morocco!

This is a stunningly beautiful country, mountainous and full of architectural wonders. Spring was just starting to show itself with the budding of fruit trees in fertile valleys. What did we photograph? Cats, lots of ‘em (I must have been missing my kitty back home), but also the endangered Barbary macaque, camels, and shepherds and their flocks. Snow crowned the Atlas Mountains and winds swept the Sahara as we traveled through high passes and verdant river valleys. The architecture is phenomenal and instantly recognizable as countless productions have been filmed in its adobe cities and desert landscapes.

Enjoy and stay tuned for more photos and footage from this huge trip!

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Night On Earth Wins Nautilus Gold & Gets Japanese Edition!

Two unrelated but exciting pieces of news for my latest book, Night On Earth.

For starters, Night becomes our fourth book to win the Nautilus Gold award in the Photography & Arts category, on the heels of Earth Is My Witness, Trees: Between Earth & Heaven, and Wild Elephants.

Second, the Japanese edition of Night On Earth will be published this week. Arigato to everyone whom has supported this book!

 

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Thank You Portland!

I want to express my deepest gratitude & appreciation to the big crowd that turned out last night in Portland. After years and months of zoom calls, It was nice to see everyone safely in person.

For those who couldn’t make the event, I recently shared the stage with Ruskin Hartley, the Director of the International Dark-Sky Association. Included in that talk are some of the stories behind the photos in Night On Earth – available for streaming online:

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Wildlife Workshop Wednesday! Join an Upcoming Trip with Art!

It’s Wildlife Workshop Wednesday! I have several upcoming photo journeys which will have great wildlife viewing opportunities: Madagascar, Mongolia, Katmai Alaska, Botswana, Namibia, Mount Rainier, Japan, and Glacier Bay Alaska. Join me on a trip – visit the events page or click on a specific trip below for more information!


Mongolia Eagle Hunters, Shamans & Naadam Games
July 6 – 16, 2022

 

 

 


Katmai Alaska Workshop
August 2 – 8, 2022
Two Spots Left!
Katmai Alaska Workshop
August 7 – 13, 2022

 

 


Namibia Photo Journey
August 26 – September 5, 2022

 

 

 


Botswana Premier Predators & Elephant Photo Safari
September 7 – 16, 2022
One Spot Left!

 

 

 


Mt. Rainier Fall Color Workshop
October 13 – 16, 2022

 

 

 

 


Winter Wildlife & Landscapes of Japan
February 8 – 18, 2023

 

 

 


Glacier Bay Exclusive Yacht Tour with Art Wolfe
June 12 – 19, 2023

 

 

 


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