Mashatu, Botswana

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Mashatu, Botswana – Images by Art Wolfe

Mashatu has been an amazing and productive trip as I had hoped. We had some wonderful opportunities with elephants, lions, and especially leopards. Now off to MalaMala!

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Ghost Towns & Quiver Trees

Karas Region, Namibia – Images by Art Wolfe

Ever since I first saw Freeman Patterson’s work (http://www.freemanpatterson.com/) in the mid 1990s, I have wanted to go shoot in Kolmanskop. It was well worth the drive to this out-of-the-way corner of the Namibian desert. Diamonds were discovered here in 1908 and the town soon became very rich, but the diamonds were soon exhausted, and Kolmanskop was deserted by the mid 1950s. Now, as the paint continues to peel and the sands shift, it is a tremendous place to work the light and shadows.

We then headed due east to photograph one of the few extant kokerboom “forests.” These aloe trees grow sparsely among the rugged boulder landscape. We stayed there well into the night to get long exposures of the Milky Way.

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Okavango

Okavango 9/2013 – Images by Art Wolfe

Wow! I hate being out of contact for so long! Connectivity has been a struggle and I was just able to upload a few photos from my recent shoot in the Duba Plains of the Okavango Delta. We were the only people to see a lion and buffalo take down in weeks, so I feel extremely fortunate. Over the course of ten days we also were able to photograph gorgeous leopards and magnificent herds of elephants. Perhaps, it isn’t so bad to be out of touch after all!

Now I head off to Namibia for the first of two tours with co-instructor Denis Glennon (http://iconicimagesinternational.com/home/)

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BEARS ‘A Global Perspective’

Fabled and feared, rescued and reared— bears, through time have experienced human impact, both negative and positive. Indeed, the current circumstance of these impressive creatures reflects our behavior, depth of understanding, and attitude towards them.

In this Special Edition we share the perspective of photographers, explorers, scientists and those dedicated to the conservation of bears and their habitat worldwide. Their stories and images reflect the diverse nature of bears, the vital role they play in the health of an ecosystem, their spiritual significance and reverence to native culture. These are but some of the aspects explored through first-hand encounters and expressive photos which capture intimate moments of bears in the wild.

Viewed through a global prism encompassing past, and present with expert insight on the future— we open a much wider window, into the world of bears.

Deepest gratitude to all who contributed, for enriching this issue with your knowledge and experience. You have helped provide a global perspective that I hope will raise awareness and support for our beloved bears.

View the digital edition or download our free app from iTunes.

Chief Editor – Inga Yandell
Bare Essentials – Seek Adventure. Save Wildlife.
www.bare-essentials.com.auwww.wildlife-warriors.com

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Visit the National Parks with Terre Sauvage & Me

Découvrez le numéro d’août
Rêvez au gré des parcs américains !

Art is very honored to have his photos featured inside & out in the August edition of the superb French nature magazine Terre Sauvage.

http://www.terre-sauvage.com/le-magazine/le-magazine

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Bears & Salmon

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Bears & Salmon – Images by Art Wolfe

Katmai National Park is one of my go-to places for bears. It is extraordinary to say the least & the scenery isn’t too shabby either. In particular, I was able to photograph a sow & her two cubs. She looked at me, looked at her cubs, and sat down as if giving me permission.

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In Search of Orcas

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British Columbia and the San Juans July 2013 – Images by Art Wolfe

My friends and I had a great time wandering around various parts of the Salish Sea in search of orca whales. While we did finally spot 8 transient whales on our adventure it takes either really good light or unusual behaviors such as spy hopping and breaching the surface to make the photo and alas we had neither that day. To really photograph orcas takes a bit of luck (which I often have) and a lot of time (which I never have). I have been fortunate enough to see them in Antarctica, Argentina, New Zealand, Norway, and Alaska and I was hoping to have some shots of them in my own back yard for my next book project but it wasn’t to be this time around.

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Manaus & Pink Dolphins

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Manaus & Pink Dolphins – Images by Art Wolfe

Continuing along the “Year of Firsts” theme for 2013, I was able to photograph the playful Amazon river dolphin for the first time in my career.

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Sneak peak Scarlet Ibis

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Brazil: Scarlet Ibis – Images by Art Wolfe

Due to limited connectivity, I am only able to upload a few photos from my current trip to Brazil. The last time I photographed scarlet ibis was in the early 1990s for my book Migrations. It is terrific having the opportunity again to capture these birds with superior technology.

Can’t see the slideshow? Click HERE

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Interview in Ami Magazine

Nissi Unger at Ami Magazine interviewed me.

Link to the full article:

Interview with Art Wolfe

Learn more about the publication:

amimagazine.org

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