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Elephants, California

For someone who has spent the last three decades behind the lens, it’s more than a little disconcerting to find oneself on the other side of the camera. Especially when the camera is an enormous jib-mounted Arriflex and you’re surrounded by a crew of sixty, all part of an enormous production involving four tractor trailers, […]


2014 Asferico Nature Photo Competition Grand Prize

Talking about pictures is often a funny thing. It’s easy to take a simple question and way overthink it. People sometimes ask me, how long did it take to get that shot? On the one hand, it’s pretty simple stuff. Something interesting happens and you push the damn button and hope for the best. The […]


Published Work – Wild Planet Photo Magazine

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  Keith Wilson, editor at Wild Planet Photo Magazine, showed considerable patience and forbearance waiting for me to come up with a list of seven “Wild Wonders” of the natural world. I think the hardest part was narrowing my list down to only seven favorite places. For the record, here’s my list in no particular […]


2013 National Geographic Photo Contest Grand Prize

Grand Prize and Nature Winner Paul Souders, Seattle, Washington The Ice Bear Christmas came early this year, when a short email arrived announcing that my polar bear image won Grand Prize in the 2013 National Geographic Photo Contest. I am looking forward to finally, after 30 long years of working as a professional photographer, visiting […]


2013 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year – Animals in Their Environment

Polar Bear, Hudson Bay, Canada

Polar Bear lurking beneath melting sea ice on Hudson Bay, Canada. Photographed July 11, 2012 using a Canon 7D camera, 10-22mm lens and at the end of a six-foot camera boom. Exposure 1/320 second at f/4. I had been making noise for years about going to Hudson Bay to photograph polar bears. The town of […]


Published Work – Ranger Rick Magazine

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  My grandmother, God rest her soul, took an interest in my family’s education. I think she feared, not without reason, that growing up in the rural Pennsylvania countryside might leave us with certain disadvantages; social, educational, cultural. Each year she bought the family a subscriptions to a selection of kids’ magazines for the four […]


Published Work – The Independent

Lord knows, it’s been a long time coming, but I am, at long last, slowly breathing life back into the WorldFoto blog. Today’s post shares a recent clip from UK’s The Independent newspaper, which featured my image of a Gentoo Penguin caught in flight near Port Lockroy, along the Antarctic Peninsula. The image is part […]


Osa Pensinsula, Costa Rica

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I’ve been hard at work back home in Seattle, processing new work from recent trips to Costa Rica and Tanzania. There’s a new gallery up on my website featuring work from the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and Osa Pensinsula.  


Published Work – Weg Magazine, South Africa

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Thanks to my good friend Fanus Weldhagen for sending over a recent copy of Weg Magazine, which used one of my underwater bear images as a two-page spread.  


Animal Planet – Finding Bigfoot Shoot

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Finding Bigfoot. No. Really. Published in the New York Times Arts section, shot on assignment for The Animal Planet. Click here to read the entire article.


Lonely Planet East Africa

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Lonely Planet recently licensed one of my favorite Lion images from Kenya’s Masai Mara for use on the cover of their East Africa Guide. Photographed September 22, 2006 using a Canon 5D camera and 500mm f/4 lens. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Stock Image


Wilderness Travel Catalog

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From the inbox, Wilderness Travel used one of my underwater Galapagos Islands images for a recent catalog cover. Photographed December 11, 2007 near Wolf Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador using a Canon EOS-1Ds I and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. Purchase Fine Art Print  | License Stock Image


Alaska Airlines Magazine

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From the newstands, Alaska Airlines Magazine used one of my glacier images from Alaska on a recent cover. Photographed August 2, 2010 at Dawes Glacier along Alaska’s Inside Passage using a Canon EOS-1D IV and 70-200mm f/2.8 Lens. Purchase Fine Art Print  | License Stock Image


CRAG Law Center Fundraiser

Polar Bear on Iceberg, Svalbard, Norway

I was invited to donate a print of one of my Svalbard polar bear images to the CRAG Law Center‘s fundraising auction recently. The matted print sold for $676, and all of the funds going to support their legal efforts to restore and protect the Pacific Northwest’s environment. There’s a nice glow that comes with […]


Anchorage Daily News Feature

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The Anchorage Daily News’s Sunday Arts section featured a portfolio of iceberg images along with a nice profile. I’m pretty sure I never actually said the word “Gosh” in my entire life. But it’s pretty cool to be featured by my former corporate masters. Click here for the full feature.


Corbis Blog Profile

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Thanks to the nice folks at Corbis for a profile in their blog. Click here to read the story and check out the gallery of wildlife images.


Lions Portfolio

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The UK’s Daily Mail has published a portfolio of offbeat Lion photographs. Click here to see the entire piece on their blog.


Iceberg Portfolio

Daily Mail Paul Souders Iceberg Portfolio

London’s Daily Mail newspaper has just published an online gallery of iceberg images. Click here to see the entire gallery.    


Corbis Portfolio

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Corbis Images recently featured a portfolio and interview about Paul Souders’ travel and wildlife photography to highlight the agency’s Terra Collection. Click to check out the interview


London, England

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The last time I wore a tuxedo was for my junior high school prom in 1977. It was green and had ruffles. And I had a full head of hair, parted straight down the middle. The BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards ceremony, held under an enormous dinosaur skeleton in London’s Museum of Natural […]