Today is Nature Photography Day!

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BLOG: June 15, 2013 is Nature Photography Day – Images by Art Wolfe

Explore Your World!

http://www.nanpa.org/nature_photography_day.php

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LNH Magazine Featuring Art Wolfe

Have a look at an article that features Art and a select group of great images.

>>CLICK and view the magazine contents

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National Park Week April 20-28

Get out to your National Parks the week of April 20-28, 2013 for a dose of reality, a breath of fresh air and a good view of our tax dollars at work. Entrance fees are waived from Monday, April 22 to Friday, April 26. The parks are inviting you to experience all they have to offer.

>>MORE INFO

Here are a few places I’ve been to that can give you some ideas.


Glacier National Park


Smoky Mountains National Park


Lake Clark, Alaska National Park

After your visit, share your experiences, photos and videos here:

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On Location: Los Glaciares National Park

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Los Glaciares – Images by Art Wolfe

I met my group at El Chalten and we had an excellent few days photographing in Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park. A highlight was shooting Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy from a helicopter.

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NEW BOOK IS HERE!

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.

>>ORDER THE BOOK

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

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MONP – DENVER! April 12-14

MASTERS OF NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

There’s still time to join Frans Lanting, Tom Mangelsen and me at our next MASTERS OF NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY seminar in Denver, Colorado, April 12th to 14th.
REGISTER: www.mastersofnaturephotography.com.
Hope to see you in Denver.

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NANPA: Lifetime Achievement


Last weekend I was given the Lifetime achievement award by the North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA).  These are people that believe in the things I hold dear and we recognize that preserving the beauty of nature is a labor of love.

Countless thank yous to the members for their support and for recognizing my work.  It was a great honor and a lot of fun.

>>Learn more about NANPA

>>CLICK HERE for a great post by colleague Daniel J. Cox about all the weekend’s events. Thanks, Dan!

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Art Wolfe and James Balog to be honored by NANPA


At the Summit, NANPA will honor Art Wolfe with the Lifetime Achievement Award. We are delighted to announce that Art Wolfe will lead the celebration of NANPA’s 20th Anniversary program on Saturday night, March 2, 2013. Join us to share a celebration of Art’s impact on nature photography and NANPA.
Continuing the celebration, 2012 Environmental Impact Award – James Balog will be joining us to host a special private screening of his feature-length documentary, “Chasing Ice,” which chronicled the disappearance of glaciers in Iceland using film and 25 DSLR cameras over three years. The film won the award for Excellence in Cinematography for Documentary Films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. James will be honored at the general session on Saturday morning.
>>FULL SCHEDULE

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Enjoy the Mud and Revegetate the Elwha

It’s time to get out to the Elwha River and help Olympic National Park as Park Service staff begin the massive undertaking of revegetating the now empty reservoirs behind the Elwha and Glines Canyon Dams with nearly 400,000 native plants. With only 6 full time staff members, NPS is going to need all the help they can get–cleaning, packing, transporting, and planting native plant starts! So if you are ready to get covered in mud and be instrumental in the recovery of the Elwha River ecosystem, join Olympic National Park this fall and winter and be part of this incredible project.

Event Details

WHAT: This is more than just planting–NPS needs volunteers for a variety of associated tasks. At the nursery, plants need to be cleaned and packed for their journey home. Once they arrive at Lake Mills or Lake Aldwell, they need to be transported (by foot) to planting areas throughout the 600 acres of dewatered reservoirs, and then planted!

 

WHEN: The park is looking for help beginning Monday, November 5, and planting season will continue through mid-March, 2013, with a break during the month of December. Weekdays are preferred, but a limited number of weekend work parties are available.

 

WHERE: Former Sites of Lake Aldwell and Lake Mills on the Elwha River, Olympic National Park

 

WHO: NPCA Volunteers Led by Jill Zarzeczny of the Elwha Revegetation Project, National Park Service

 

RSVP: If you would like to participate in this historic restoration project, please contact Jill Zarzeczny at Jill_Zarzeczny@nps.gov or 360.565.3047. Let her know what day or dates would work for you, and with what tasks you are interested in helping.
Join us as we help revegetate the Elwha!
Sincerely,
David G. Graves
Northwest Progam Manager

>>MORE INFO & RSVP HERE to volunteer

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Tree Planting Kick Off Saturday, October 13

An annual tradition, the Greenway Trust is hosting a series of native tree and shrub plantings starting with the October 13th Kick-Off. Sponsored in part by REI, Carter Subaru & Carter Volkswagen, and KMTT- The Mountain the celebration will feature food (including free pizza from Papa John’s), music and vendors for the whole family to enjoy, plus plenty of trees to plant.

Planting events are excellent for individuals, families, groups, and work teams. No experience is required. The Kick-Off will be at Sammamish Cove in Issaquah. Sammamish Cove is a former dairy farm adjacent to Lake Sammamish State Park. It borders Tibbetts Creek, a salmon-bearing stream, to the Northeast. Boasting sweeping views of the Issaquah Alps, the area has been extremely degraded over time by invasive weeds. During the Kick-Off, we will be planting 2,012 native trees and shrubs along the banks of Tibbetts Creek to increase vital tree cover and improve salmon and wildlife habitat.

>>LEARN MORE AND VOLUNTEER

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