Posts Tagged ‘Wildlife’

2015 Hudson Bay Expedition

Northern Lights above Expedition Boat, Nunavut, Canada

For weeks, I’ve been packing as if my life depends on it. Because, not to be a drama queen, it kind of does. How do you prepare for six weeks alone on a boat in the Canadian arctic? Most modern explorers take the travel light and move fast approach. I’m more of a kitchen sink […]


Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico

Snow Geese, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico

Not every trip is an expedition. Sometimes there just isn’t enough time or money to head off into some remote corner of the wilderness for a month or two at a stretch. Sometimes it’s just enough to take a short break and see someplace new. New Meixco’s Bosque del Apache wildlife refuge is a well […]


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 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 […]


Frozen Strait, Nunavut Territory, Canada

Underwater View of Walrus, Hudson Bay, Nunavut, Canada

Underwater view of male Walrus swimming in Frozen Strait, near the arctic circle in Canada’s Nunavut Territory. Photographed August 6, 2013 with a Canon 7D camera and 8-15mm f/4 lens at 1/640 f/6.3, housed in an AquaTech underwater housing. One day I was driving my 22-foot C-Dory through open water near the arctic circle, wondering […]


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

Red Eyed Tree Frog, Costa Rica

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.  


Lonely Planet East Africa

Lonely Planet East Africa Book Cover

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


Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA

Underwater View of Green Sea Turtle , Hawaii

Underwater view of small endangered Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming with Remora Eel in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. Photographed March 2, 2008 using a Canon 1D III and 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens. Exposure 1/250 at f/4.5. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Mystic, Connecticut

Beluga Whale, Mystic Aquarium, Connecticut

She’s flirting with me. She’s definitely flirting with me.The way she circles past. How her eyes follow me. Finally, she works up her nerve and stops. Through the glass, our eyes meet and her face reveals an enigmatic smile. She opens her mouth and seems ready to speak.And then she bares her sharp teeth, pops […]


South Georgia Island, Antarctica

King Penguins Swimming Underwater, South Georgia Island, Antarctica

King Penguins swimming underwater near Right Whale Bay on South Georgia Island. Photographed March 11, 2006 with Canon EOS 1Ds and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens using a Seacam underwater housing. Exposure 1/320 at f/5.0 with ISO 200. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Svalbard, Norway

Walrus, Svalbard, Norway

Two walrus swimming in shallows along Spitsbergen Island in arctic Norway. Photographed July 18, 2011 with Canon EOS 1D IV and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens using a SPL Waterhousings underwater housing. Exposure 1/200 at f/3.2 with ISO 800. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya

Lioness and Camera, Kenya

Over the years, I have photographed lions from every angle and situation I can imagine. Lion sleeping. Lions hunting. Lions fighting. Lions f***ing. Lions sleeping some more. But I’m almost always working from the safety of a four wheel drive safari truck. It’s not just because I’m scared silly of the things. Though maybe I […]


Favorite Places: Patagonia

Southern Right Whale, Peninsula Valdes, Patagonia

It’s a strange and not always wonderful thing to finally arrive in a place you’ve dreamed of for years. More than once I’ve taken stumbled off the plane, looked around, and started shaking my head. There are times when it just isn’t worth the trouble. I had long admired images of Patagonia’s windswept mountains. Like […]


Sabi Sands, South Africa

Lioness at Night, Sabi Sabi Reserve, South Africa

In the 13 years since I first traveled to Africa, I have always resisted private lodges and safari guides. Mostly, because I’m cheap. But I’m also stubborn. I’ve always believed that you remember a lot better when you learn the hard way. When I stepped off the plane and into Cape Town’s airport, I didn’t […]


Frederick Sound, Alaska

Humpback Whale Breaching, Alaska

The whales are talking to me. Or maybe about me. It’s hard to say. Listening in through a hydrophone dangling down into the water, I hear a trippy chorus. Equal bird chips, armpit farts and creepy satanic music. Half a hundred humpbacks have gathered in a slow motion feeding frenzy in Frederick Sound, feasting on […]


Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya

Plains Zebra, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

Compressed telephoto view of blending stripes of Plains Zebra (Equus burchelli) standing together on savanna. Photographed September 1, 2009 with a Canon EOS-1D III camera and 600mm f/4 lens. Exposure 1/1250 seconds at f/4. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Monteverde, Costa Rica

Tree Frog, Costa Rica

Captive Red-Eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) in Monteverde, Costa Rica. “The tree frog looked surprised. But with bulbous red eyes against that vivid green amphibian’s head, a look of credulous alarm is pretty much a constant. Enjoying his Sunday morning lie-in after a long night tormenting the insect life of his little corner of paradise, […]


Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA

Spinner Dolphins Underwater, Hawaii

Underwater view of young woman swimming with Spinner Dolphins (Stenella longirostris) in Pacific Ocean along Hawaii’s Kona Coast Photographed March 2, 2008 using a Canon EOS 1D III and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure 1/250 at f/4. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Murramarang National Park, Australia

Eastern Gray Kangaroo, Australia

An Eastern Gray Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) reclines on beach grass in Australia’s Murramarang National Park. Photographed February 13, 2008 with a Canon EOS-1Ds III camera and 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa

Cheetah Running in Kalahari Desert, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa

Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatas) stretches in midair while sprinting after fleeing Springbok herd in dry river bed in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert. Photographed February 10, 2008 with a Canon EOS-1D Mark III camera and 500mm f/4 lens. Exposure 1/1000 at f/4. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa

Lion in Kalahari Desert, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa

Close-up portrait of Young Male Lion (Panthera leo) in South Africa’s Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Photographed February 9, 2008 with a Canon EOS-1D Mark III camera and 500mm f/4 lens. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Augrabies Falls, South Africa

Augrabies Flat Lizard, Augrabies Falls National Park, South Africa

An Augrabies Flat Lizard (Platysaurus broadleyi) warms itself in the morning sun on rocky canyon above Orange River at South Africa’s Augrabies Falls. Photographed February 8, 2008 with a Canon EOS-1D Mark III camera and Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro lens. Exposure 1/320 seconds at f/8. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Keetmanshoop, Namibia

Meerkat with Pups, Namibia

An adult Meerkat stands protectively over her pups resting outside burrow in Namib Desert near Keetmanshoop. Photographed February 3, 2008 with a Canon EOS-1D III camera and 500mm f/4 Lens. Exposure 1/500 at f/5.6. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image