Salmon & Bears

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Salmon & Bears – Images by Art Wolfe

Sockeye salmon run thick in the rivers and streams of Katmai.  However, these fish are smart.  I was unable to capture the shots I wanted of the fish since they were very agitated by the bears hunting them.  The bears work in unison, churning the water, then snagging the confused fish in their powerful jaws.

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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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Shutterlove Contest Results

I have judged the first Compelling Image Contest at ShutterLoveOnline.  There were many terrific entries and here are the results. Special congratulations to Paul Leatherbury and Werner Priller!

http://www.thecompellingimagecontest.com/

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The Copper River

Do you ever wonder where some of the world’s best salmon comes from?

Copper River Aerials – Images by Art Wolfe

I’ll be photographing in Bristol Bay, Alaska all week, but on the way got some nice aerials of the St. Elias Range and the Copper River.

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More from the Amazon

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Amazon aerials & primates – Images by Art Wolfe

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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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On Location: New York City

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New York June 2013 – Images by Art Wolfe

After my Boston & Fairfield workshops, I popped over to NYC to visit friends and see the progress on The Natural Wonders Gallery in SOHO. It is a gorgeous space and I can’t wait for it to open this fall!

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On Location: Semporna Islands, Malaysia (cont.)

Malaysia #2 – Images by Art Wolfe

More images featuring the seas off Semporna, a small town on the east coast of Sabah State, Malaysia. I was continuing to photograph the amazing Bajau ‘sea gypsies’. These children don’t go to school, or speak Malay, and the families are not even counted as Malaysian. They are off the grid in every sense- living in stilted houses atop coral reefs. These people will be among the first to permanently lose their homes (and most likely their way of life) as sea levels rise. I found some villages of sea weed farmers, and you will notice their method, particularly in the aerials. Speaking of which- I was finally able to get a helicopter after waiting in limbo for four days. But the timing was the best possible window of weather for the entire five days! I continued to shoot from my plane’s window seat on my way to Sydney, via Kuala Lumpur. The huge cumulus clouds are typical of the tropics. They contain an amazing amount of energy, and as night falls provide spectacular lightning shows. You will notice a river flowing red with sediments from inland- obvious signs of further rainforest clearing to make way for palm oil plantations.

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Patagonia Photo Tour, May 2013 Participants Gallery


-Arjen Sundman

-Bob Johnson

-Victoria Braden

>>www.victoriabradenphotography.com

“I have been extremely fortunate to travel and learn from Art on several occasions. Every opportunity that I’ve had to listen to him I’ve learned new things, even as recently as the Patagonia workshop. Art has transformed how I perceive a photograph. He’s worked with me in the field to get it in the camera, and has shown me stronger ways to create a compelling image in the critiques. The series of lectures that Art presents always deliver strong compositional tools which can be applied while out photographing as well as in the editing process. Art is a great teacher. He is generous with his knowledge, engaging in getting you to see creatively, and provides positive and enthusiastic feedback.”

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