Outdoor Photography

Our third annual Wildlife 2021 photo contest was the most competitive ever this year, with nearly 1,300 entries. This year’s top entries include endearing interactions, humorous gestures and “blink and you’ll miss it” moments. We’re excited to share with you the slideshow below of the official finalists. Winners will be announced soon. If you missed
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Autumn in the Canadian Rockies is brief but dramatic; the leaves change seemingly overnight. When you live in the Canadian Rockies, where autumn is best measured in days not weeks, chasing fall colors can be a challenge. Driving through Canmore with an eager group of photographers last year on day one of a seven-day autumn
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Mount Fagradalsfjall near Reykjavik, Iceland, has been in the news the last several months. After lying dormant for about 800 years, the first fissure appeared in March 2021, and the volcano has been erupting ever since. It’s the longest volcanic eruption in Iceland in more than 50 years. Photographer Mike Mezeul II specializes in volcanos
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I got into photography back in the film days. The frame per second rate was much slower and the cost per picture was much higher. With regards to slide film, I still remember pressing the shutter and saying “50 cents” with each click. When motor drives were introduced, my mind worked like a calculator converting
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Photo By Sam Folsom Today’s Photo Of The Day is “High Impact” by Sam Folsom. Location: Northern California coast. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website
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Photo By Masako Metz Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Looking at Wizard’s Hat” by Masako Metz. Location: Bandon, Oregon. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the
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An ideal option for long hikes when you don’t want to carry your full camera system, superzoom cameras are easy to stow in a day pack along with water, snacks, sunscreen and other trail essentials. Though their image sensors are smaller than those found in interchangeable-lens cameras, they make up for it with massive zoom
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Congratulations to Max Foster for winning the Summer Sunrises and Sunsets Assignment with the image, “The Hills Are Alive.” See more of Foster’s photography at maxfosterphotography.com. Winner: “The Hills Are Alive” By Max Foster “The Needles of the Black Hills in South Dakota are sheer granite rock formations that tower above the evergreen forest below,”
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Photo By britainandrew Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Mule Deer Near the Merced” by britainandrew. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on
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When I hear the words close-up or macro photography, I immediately think about a world within a world. Ordinary subjects that may otherwise not receive a second look can be turned into photo works of art. Every potential subject can be represented in a way not commonly seen as the photographer digs deeper and deeper
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Congratulations to Lace Andersen for winning the Beaches, Shores And Coastlines Assignment with the image, “Evening Stroll.” See more of Andersen’s photography at www.lacephotos.com. View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: “Evening Stroll” By
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Many a landscape photographer’s favorite season is upon us; that’s right, it’s time for autumn! In the slideshow below, we feature 20 fall color photos from our galleries to celebrate the incredible scenes of the season.  Looking for inspiration for your own photography? Check out our roundup of location guides and tips as well as
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Owl Creek Pass is located in the Uncompahgre National Forest of southwestern Colorado. Surrounded by the Cimarron Range, which towers above groves of aspen, spruce, firs and scrub oak, this area is surely one of the most scenic in Colorado. Travelers passing through Ridgway can access this area by taking County Road 8, which is
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Photo By Gary Fua Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Wanderer” by Gary Fua. Location: Sequoia National Park, California. “Trail Crest with an early morning light, Sequoia National Park,” describes Fua. “Taken during my three-day backpacking trip to Mount Whitney.” Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature?
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There is nothing quite like the change of seasons from summer to fall. The days become shorter, the nights grow longer, and there’s a nip in the air. It’s the start of a special time for photographers—the arrival of autumn colors. Cooler temperatures and shifts in atmospheric conditions are what prompt foliage to present brilliant
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