Currents Magazine

CURRENTS, published by the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), is running an excerpt from Art’s latest book The New Art of Photographing Nature.

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Interested in nature photography?  Consider joining NANPA

NANPA’s Mission –

NANPA promotes the art and science of nature photography as a medium of communication, nature appreciation, and environmental protection.

NANPA provides information, education, inspiration and opportunity for all persons interested in nature photography.

NANPA fosters excellence and ethical conduct in all aspects of our endeavors and especially encourages responsible photography in the wild.

Buy the book!

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The New Art of  Photographing Nature

Officially publishes today, April 2.

Here is an excerpt from The New Art of Photographing Nature that is officially available today.

The New Art of Photographing Nature – Excerpt by Crown Publishing Group

We are proud to present this fully revised edition of the classic bestseller The Art of Photographing Nature, in which master photographer Art Wolfe and former Audubon photo editor Martha Hill team up to explain the art of composing images of enduring beauty. Against a backdrop of more than 250 photographs of nature, wildlife, and landscapes, they share insights and advice about what works and what doesn’t, and how small changes can take an image from ordinary to extraordinary.


We have the book in stock and are filling orders now.

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See our latest ad for Human Canvas in this month’s issue of B&W Magazine.

There are great articles of late photographers, Vivian Maier, Gary Winogrand and an interview with Ruth Bernhard. Pick up issue #96 today.

You can even order back issues, like Issue #93 with an article about my Human Canvas work.

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Guest Photographer: David Hall

Beneath Cold Seas cover: a lion’s mane jellyfish – the world’s largest – swims just beneath the surface

David Hall is a photographer and author specializing in marine life subjects and underwater photography. His photographs have won numerous awards and have appeared in most major magazines in North America and Europe. David’s latest book, Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, was recently awarded the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for best “Design and Artistic Merit”.

Beneath Cold Seas is the first large format photographic book to feature the marine life of the Pacific Northwest. Critics have noted that it is one of the few books of underwater photography to focus on a cold/temperate water ecosystem, successfully challenging the widespread misperception that cold water marine life is dull and uninteresting.
Beneath Cold Seas is published in the U.S. by the University of Washington Press and in Canada by Greystone Books and the David Suzuki Foundation; it has also been published in the U.K and in Germany (as Kaltwasserwelten). It is available at Amazon, and in many Barnes & Noble and independent bookstores; it retails for $45.
For more information, including critic’s reviews, a slide show and the link to a four-minute video, visit For more of David Hall’s photography, visit

Here are a few images from this beautiful book.

Seaweeds above and below the surface at low tide

Migrating sockeye salmon in the Adam’s River at dusk

An Irish lord sculpin resting in a bed of plumose anemones

Goose-neck barnacles endemic to Nakwakto Rapids, British Columbia

Steller sea lions are among the largest pinnipeds; males may weigh a ton or more.

A northern kelp crab clings to seaweed near the surface

Orange sea pens – a type of soft coral – will retract into the sand if disturbed

The giant Pacific octopus is the worlds’ largest; it may have an arm spread of 20’ or more and weigh over 100lb

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»Landschaften zwischen Himmel und Erde« ist das »schön

The German edition of Edge of the Earth, Corner of the Sky has been named “The most beautiful Science-Book 2012” in the German magazine “Bild der Wissenschaft”.

Take a look here:

Congratulations to our German publisher Frederking & Thaler!

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Last days to order Human Canvas book with two prints!

Two Print Offer Ends Saturday

Only a couple more days are left to order Art Wolfe’s book “HUMAN CANVAS” and get two prints to accompany this beautiful book.

Each Collector’s Edition Print is signed and numbered in editions of 175. This offer expires December 1st and after that date, you will only be able to choose one print.
Don’t miss this opportunity to make this beautiful book even more valuable.


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Human Canvas Books

Our advance copies are in & those who have ordered the book, get ready to be amazed when we start sending out orders in December.

The book is presented in a custom clamshell box, with an elegant understated design. Each Limited Edition book is signed and numbered by Art Wolfe. Each limited edition Collector’s print is also signed and numbered by Art Wolfe.

Remember, advance orders (before December 1) are accompanied by two of the prints shown below!

This is an outstanding value. We value each of the accompanying prints at $1000. That means if you order before December 1st, you get to choose two prints to accompany this beautiful book.


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Labor Day Weekend! 25% OFF SALE!


Trim 25% off Art of Composition seminars in London and Cologne as well as all Art Wolfe merchandise at

Use coupon code BL083112W for the seminar.

Use coupon code BL083112M for the merch.


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Classic Hikes of North America by Peter Potterfield


Good friend and veteran adventure journalist Peter Potterfield has traversed an entire continent to compile an essential guide to twenty-five of the most magnificent trails across the United States and Canada. Beautifully photographed and eminently practical, CLASSIC HIKES OF NORTH AMERICA [W. W. Norton & Company; August 6, 2012; $39.95 hardcover] analyzes spectacular vistas with both beginners and avid hikers in mind.
Three decades have passed since Potterfield “succumbed to the irresistible appeal of the wilderness,” and in that time, he’s mastered a critical skill: identifying where to go. There are an infinite number of breathtaking patches of wilderness and, understanding that it would take lifetimes to see them all, Potterfield undertook the task of prioritizing the routes that brought the greatest return on time, effort, and expense.

Illustrated with more than 200 full color photographs and hiking directions, this volume awakens our wanderlust and demands a journey into the wilderness. The dazzling images and Potterfield’s lush prose offer provocative glimpses at the “sublime experience” of roaming through iconic landscapes and storied peaks. The routes included in this guide cover the Northern Loop in Mount Rainier National Park in Washington, the Sawtooth Traverse in Idaho, the Coyote Gulch in the Canyons of the Escalante in Utah, the Hermit-Bright Angel Loop in Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona the Slate Range in the Canadian Rockies, and many more.

In addition to providing inspiration, THE CLASSIC HIKES OF NORTH AMERICA is an indispensable source of practical knowledge for those who are ready to venture into the backcountry. Potterfield provides detailed information on each trail and the result is a uniform, accessible guide to the American wilderness. Each chapter contains wisdom such as: level of difficulty, trail conditions, recommended seasons, potential hazards and difficulties, resource information, and detailed maps of hiking routes.

Potterfield, who first journeyed into the backcountry in the 1970s, has hiked and photographed hundreds of trails, learning invaluable lessons along the way. He shares his remarkable wealth of knowledge in CLASSIC HIKES OF NORTH AMERICA, offering his expertise to future generations of hikers and adventurers. This beautiful and informative book truly shows the North American wilderness at its best.

Catch Peter for an engaging slide show & discussion of Classic Hikes of North America at the following locations:

August 3 @ 3:30: Debut booksigning in the Magellan booth at the Outdoor Retailer show, Salt Lake City, Utah

Sept 23: Bend Oregon Great Outdoors Store

Oct 9: Boston Reading REI
Oct 10: Boston downtown REI
Oct 11: DC—Rockville REI
Oct 12: DC—Fairfax REI
Oct 16 Redmond (Seattle) REI
Oct 17 Seattle Flagship REI
Oct 25 New York SoHo REI
Oct 30 Saratoga REI
Oct 31 Corte Madera REI

Nov 1 Berkeley REI
Nov 2 San Carols REI
Nov 7 San Diego REI
Nov 8 Los Angeles Santa Monica REI
Nov 14 Chicago Downtown REI (Lincoln Park)
Nov 28 Minneapolis Flagship REI (Bloomington)

Dec 5: Portland Downtown REI (Oregon)
Dec 6: South Puget Sound REI (Olympia, WA)

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We have just added “Human Canvas” to our list of offerings on the Art Wolfe Website.

The Human Canvas Project is an elevated new work from Art Wolfe. For several years now Art has been working on nude figure studies inspired by his lifelong work with indigenous cultures. This work combines the beauty of nature’s creation of the human form together with an artist’s expression of graphic elements drawn from 30 years of photographing nature and cultures throughout the world.

The collector’s edition book HUMAN CANVAS is the triumphant culmination of this project & it is now available for pre-order. This 13×15 inch monograph is presented in a custom cloth wrapped clamshell. Included with the book is an 11×14 inch collectors edition print signed by Art Wolfe. For all pre-sale purchasers, you can choose two prints. Only one print will accompany the book once it is for public sale.

Limited edition prints are also available on the website.

See the article in Black & White magazine, available on newsstands on July 24th.

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