Wildlife Wednesday – New Photos from Katmai, Alaska!


Lots of fish, lots of bears, lots of action—what else would you expect from a couple weeks in Katmai National Park!? The cubs are always precious but this year they were FEISTY! We enjoyed watching and photographing one group of three siblings get in a row over a fish as mamma bear looked on. The two bigger cubs went at it, while the third smaller cub sneaked in and made off with the fish. Live and learn!

2023’s Katmai Bears workshops are up and there are a few spots available. If you anticipate that  you might want to join, don’t hesitate to sign up, as they generally fill up faster than your average workshop! Who’s with me?!

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Workshop Wednesday – Early Bird Specials on 2023 US Workshops!

Hard to believe we are fast approaching the final quarter of the year! So far the 2023 slate of U.S. workshops is shaping up to provide a lot of variety, with many popular locations making their return. Save a couple hundred bucks with early bird pricing and lock in your spot today and visit some of the most breathtaking locations in the US.

Each time I return to lead these workshops it’s always exciting to share what I’ve learned on previous trips, and to explore alongside our participants to discover something new. Come along, make some new friends and have a blast with us this spring!


Spring in Sedona Retreat with Art Wolfe – March 18 – 12, 2023


Carmel-By-The-Sea Retreat with Art Wolfe – April 26 – 30, 2023


Southern Sierra Photography Workshop with Art Wolfe – May 3 – 7, 2023


Olympic Peninsula Workshop with Art Wolfe – May 18 – 21, 2023


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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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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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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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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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Happy Twos-Day – Two Spots Left For Abstract Detroit in Two Weeks!

Two spots are available to join me in Detroit, Michigan in just a couple of weeks for the first ever Abstract Detroit workshop!

Detroit, Michigan is hard to define these days. Restoration projects abound in the urban sprawl that faced decline for many years. Nature preserves and neighborhoods have sprung up along the way, bringing green vitality to what many think of as a grey urban landscape. Modern commercial districts and the arts combine to form a growing down-town, feeling right at home amidst the array of architectural styles that define many middle-American cities.

Our home base will be the beautiful and modern Aloft Detroit at the David Witney, a modern hotel with every amenity providing the foundation for our retreat together. Over the next four days our explorations will provide opportunities to capture images unique to each participant.

I’m often asked by the curious and uninitiated to briefly explain what makes an Art Wolfe workshop unique to any other photography class you could attend. The answer is as simple as it is complicated – I simply want to change the way you see! I feel I’m uniquely qualified with a background in Fine Art and Art History to ensure you get the most growth out of your participation.

Click here for more details and to register. As the theme of today’s post states – there are just two spots left and it’s only two weeks away –  don’t hesitate to get signed up and experience the many complimentary aspects of Abstract Detroit!

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Still Limited Spots Remaining to Join Me In Madagascar this May!

Two spots have recently opened up to join me in Madagascar in May! This is one of the most prestigious locations on any photographer’s bucket list, and one that’s been requested for some time now. Check out the video above for more information on what this unique location has to offer!

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10 Reasons to Join Art Wolfe in Katmai, Alaska

There are plenty of reasons that every Summer in late July and early August I return to Katmai Alaska to lead multiple workshops. From a new perspective on a location that’s become very familiar to me, to capturing the kinds of shots of the local bears one simply cannot get anywhere else, it always has something new to offer.

I’ll be back there this year, and there are still some spaces available to join me on both tours – but space is limited!

Katmai, Alaska Workshop with Art Wolfe  – August 2 – 8, 2022 – Just two spots left!

Katmai, Alaska Workshop with Art Wolfe – August 7 – 13, 2022

If you’re still on the fence, here are 10 more reasons to join me in Katmai, Alaska this Summer!

1.) Coastal Brown Bears are beautiful and powerful, and to be in the presence of an animal of this magnitude it is humbling.

2.) Capturing amazing images of these creatures is even more magical. There is no substitute for experience in the field, and I’ll be bringing decades of it to our group as well as our interactions on an individual basis.

3.) We have two dedicated pilots and four planes at our disposal. Not only is this convenient, but it means we have the utmost flexibility to change our plans depending on weather conditions. If the group cannot fly, we can always take the group up to Lake Clark to see the bears fishing for clams, or to see Dick Proenneke’s cabin!

4.) The remote Katmai Coast is the largest intact stretch of uninhabited coastline left in North America, and provides a rich and contextual backdrop for the bears.

5.) The lodge has a top-notch cook, so the group can enjoy delicious meals while reminiscing about the day’s adventures on the tour.

6.) Late July and early August is the peak of the salmon run, and is why we reserve these times with our local experts and accommodations well in advance. The rivers are running with beautiful red salmon, which is an excellent secondary element for fantastic photographs.

7.) I’ve been such a frequent visitor of this location that I can recognize individual bears by sight and in many cases can predict their behavior and identify their strengths, giving us a distinct leg up in capturing them at their best. If an individual is known to be an expert fisher, rest assured I can point them out to ensure we capture the best possible action on the river!

8.) We work with the local lodge owner whom scouts the area before our group arrives to ensure we have a good idea of where the bears are going to be. This cuts down the amount of hiking the group needs to do so we can get right into photographing.

9.) We always find several mothers with young cubs and they are generally not intimidated by humans, so our groups can sit and photograph the cubs as they run and play for hours if we like.

10.) If it hasn’t become clear already, this is a region I know like the back of my hand, and we’ve spent several years working with the same local folks to ensure as much consistency as possible. So few variables and unknowns means I’ll have more time to spend directly working with participants to ensure they all come away with stunning photos!

Check out the events page for more information. These workshops always sell out, so reserve your spot today to ensure you don’t miss out!

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