While leading a recent Muench Photography Workshop in northeastern Norway, I took some time to wander around town with my clients and our guide. One of the sites we visited was the Steilneset Memorial, located in Vardo, Norway.Read More
Friday is a travel day for me and I am off to the Palouse area of Washington State to lead another Muench Workshop. This area is known for its green rolling hills (spring) that are similar to those in Tuscany, only these are much more pronounced and require specially modified equipment for cultivation. Looking forward to showing my clients this magical area of Washington.Read More
Continuing our journey into the winter wonderland of Iceland. On the Vatnsnes Peninsula in North-West Iceland just off shore stands the majestic Hvítserkur, a 15 meters' high monolith. The legend goes that Hvítserkur is a petrified troll. The troll lived in Strandir and wanted to tear down the bells at Þingeyrarklaustur convent. But fortunately it was caught in the open during the very early hours of sunrise.Read More
Kicking off my winter adventure to Iceland, we fought heavy rain and wind that was crazy, all the way to our first destination on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Just before arriving in the center of the peninsula, the clouds broke just long enough for a quick photo of one of the many top fishing streams in Iceland. Skarpi, our guide, shared with us that to fish this river would cost you $1,000.00 per day.Read More
Once again, here I am again at the airport. I'm heading to Iceland to photograph the wilds and the winter wonderland plus those crazy Northern Lights of Iceland. I hope the weather holds to support some areal photography that I have scheduled the day before everyone arrives.Read More
We went big on our last full day on the Namiri Plains… and by big, I mean BIG cats! It was all about lions and cheetahs today; we saw a lot. The lion photographed here is named Ziggy, like Ziggy Marley, because of his dreadlocks. The tall grasses can wreak havoc on a lion’s mane – their hair gets entwined on the grasses causing massive tangles and mats, which eventually become dreadlocks. Without a comb (or leave-in-conditioner) in sight, the dreadlocks keep growing – it’s almost impossible to stay well groomed for a lion with a sizable mane like Ziggy’s.Read More
With the exception of my camera gear, this is the lightest that I have ever packed. Sitting at the SEATAC airport boarding in just under an hour and sporting an ear to ear smile. I'm off for another exciting private safari to Tanzania. With a limited number of clients, there will be lots of personal attention and coaching, just the way I like it. For this trip, we are covering two areas, a private camp in the Ndutu area followed by another private camp in the Namiri concession.Read More
It’s that time of the year for a summary of what has past and a look forward into the next two years. As 2015 comes to a close, I can say that the year was loaded with fun, travel and adventure.
Several trips this year made significant positive impacts on my photography and me - Ultimate Primates, New Zealand, and Svalbard. Before I get to those trips, a quick summary is in order: I led 8 trips to Africa (3 to Botswana, 2 to South Africa, 2 to Tanzania and one to Uganda/Rwanda), spent 30 days in New Zealand and Tasmania, crossed the equator 18 times, and logged some 150k actual flight miles getting to these locations. I celebrated my birthday 400 miles south of the North Pole while photographing polar bears.Read More
As I sit here with the family about to start the food prep for Thanksgiving – US Army style in Germany, I am starting to process or reprocess some of my images that have been untouched since I shot them. The shot below was taken in a remote area of Northwestern Tasmania this past spring while traveling with Jaime Dormer and Eva Ho. Our objective was to explore the more remote areas of Northwest Tasmania. Under the guidance of Jaime, we really saw some incredible sights. In many cases we had to push ourselves a bit to get into the best shooting position, but it was worth it. For me, this is a must do again trip. Next time I want to spend a great deal of time along the rocky shores of this remote area and hopefully some aerial work.Read More
Our first full day on the Chobe River was nothing but pure excitement. Following a very early rise, we found ourselves in African fish eagle heaven!
We were surrounded by the sound of the fish eagle's unique calls, which have been dubbed the "sound of Africa." As they throw their head back, their loud squawks can be heard over very long distances – and there is no other call like it.
We gained a deep appreciation for their unbelievable accuracy while hunting. We watched them make calculated dives to snatch their prey right off of the surface of the water (the fish they catch can be up to two pounds and swimming as deep as five inches below the surface).
Harry Mills took the image below; he used a Nikon D810 and the new 300mm fluorite lens. Man, this baby is sharp, and I will soon own one!