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All Creatures Great And Small – Photography Article

Diademed sifaka, Propithecus diadema (CR)Females may only be fertile one day a year, limiting this lemur’s ability to rebuild fragmented populations.LEMUR ISLAND, MADAGASCAR(Photograph by Joel Sartore / National Geographic Photo Ark) The cover of National Geographic’s October single-topic issue on extinction features an image of “Sudan,” the last male northern white rhino. Taken by Ami Vitale, the heartbreaking image shows wildlife ranger Joseph Wachira saying goodbye to and comforting the rhino in his last moments of life at Kenya’s Ol…

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Last Frame: Gotcha! – Outdoor Photographer – Photography Article

Photographing playful cheetahs in Tanzania By Staff Published September 6, 2019 Updated September 11, 2019 Photo By Russ Burden “Every April, I run back-to-back safaris to Tanzania,” explains Russ Burden. “One of my favorite locations is the Ngorongoro Conservation Area near Lake Masek. The environmental diversity attracts wildlife of all species. “This mother cheetah had four 1-month-old cubs who were frolicking and playing, the way young cats do. They tumbled, ran, roughhoused, mingled and basically displayed nonstop action. Late light…

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Last Frame: Eagle Eye – Outdoor Photographer – Photography Article

By Staff Published September 3, 2019 Updated September 4, 2019 Photo By Cindy Upchurch “This was taken in Naknek, Alaska, on Bristol Bay during the salmon run of July 2018,” says Cindy Upchurch. “There were so many bald eagles on the bluffs and the beach looking for scraps and doing a little fishing themselves. It was quite amazing to watch. The bluffs along the bay are mostly brown and blended in with the eagle’s feathers, making composition a challenge. Getting…

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National Park Service Turns 103 – Photography Article

On August 25, 1916, the act that created the National Park Service was signed by President Woodrow Wilson, and this Sunday marks the National Park Service’s 103rd anniversary! Below you’ll find detailed guides covering just 10 of the 61 U.S. national parks. Learn the best places to visit within the parks, techniques for all seasons, where to find wildlife and more to help you plan your next adventure. Be safe, respectful and prepared to photograph the beauty that this country’s…

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Apple Announces National Park App Collection – Photography Article

Make the most of your next trip to a national park with one of these handy apps By Staff Published August 21, 2019 In celebration of the National Park Service’s 103rd anniversary on Sunday, August 25, Apple has announced a special app collection that will help people make the most of their visit to America’s parks by offering trail maps and guides, mountain identification and peak elevation maps, plant and animal identification, and more. To learn more, check out the…

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Last Frame: Cool Cat – Outdoor Photographer – Photography Article

By Staff Published July 31, 2019 Updated August 1, 2019 “I was photographing a pride of lions one afternoon at Mfuwe Lodge in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park,” says South African photographer Isak Pretorius. “They were sleeping off a buffalo meal they had the night before when one of the females got up and walked off. Anticipating that she might be going to have a drink, I positioned myself across the nearest seasonal pan of water. She appeared through the…

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A Fresh Perspective For Earth Day Photography Assignment Gallery – Photography Article

Recently, we put a call out to photographers to enter their best shots in our A Fresh Perspective For Earth Day photography assignment.  Congratulations to Denis Dessoliers for winning the assignment with the image, “Spring Windy Day.” View the gallery below to see the winning image and some additional contenders. And check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots!  Winner: “Spring Windy Day” Denis Dessoliers (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return;…

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