Outdoor Photography

Beginning in 2017, Sony’s annual “Kando Trip” brings together Sony technical and leadership teams, Sony Artisans of Imagery and Imaging Collective Members, photo industry leaders, press and photographers of all skill levels for an immersive, multi-day event in a photogenic location. Past Kando Trips have been held in Santa Barbara, CA, Monterey, CA and Sunriver,
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Burnt trees line the Bruthen-Buchan Road, south of Buchan, Victoria. Over 30 million acres burned during Australia’s 2019-2020 summer of hell. That’s 12 times the recent Amazon fires and more extensive than ever before in recorded history. The intensity (how much heat was generated) and the severity (the amount of damage to vegetation) were both
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“Prairie rats.” “A nuisance to farmers, ranchers, developers.” “Overpopulated.” Does the prairie dog really deserve this reputation? A prairie dog takes a strong stance on its burrow. This prairie dog’s colony was relocated out of the way of development in Fort Collins, Colorado. These fluffy, charismatic animals play a complex and important role in the
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Congratulations to Robert Henderson for winning the Wildlife In The Landscape Assignment with the image, “Mother Leopard on the Watch.” See more of Henderson’s work at www.outdoorphotographer.com/author/biobob52/. 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:
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Photo By Don Martin I moved to Viera, Florida, five years ago from Palm Coast, Florida. I had only recently taken up photography, and my efforts to date had concentrated on landscape, travel and long-exposure night photography. I had never even given any thought to wildlife photography. Within a short period, I learned that the
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Photo By Brad Lewis Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Black-Necked Stilt at Sunrise” by Brad Lewis. Location: Merced National Wildlife Refuge, Merced, California. Nikon D5. Exposure: 1/1250 sec., f/5.6, ISO 1000. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the
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Photo By Lori McLellan Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Meet in the Middle” by Lori McLellan. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do
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Did you miss a Photo Of The Day last month? View all of July’s selections in the gallery below. 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 homepage,
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Congratulations to Rene Gruber for winning the Shooting A Concept Assignment with the image, “Illuminate the Night.” See more of Gruber’s work at www.renegruber.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: “Illuminate The Night”
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Nothing is as thrilling as the moment when all of your planning and preparation to get “the shot” pays off, right before your eyes. But the most lasting satisfaction comes from holding an archival photographic print that faithfully reproduces that vision. A perfect sunrise over the landscape. Polar bears dancing in the tundra. Your best
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Photo By Ning Lin Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Yosemite Tunnel View” by Ning Lin. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. See more of Ning Lin’s work at www.flickr.com/photos/thelinvision. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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While Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Great Smoky Mountains are among the most visited and widely recognized, the National Park Service currently manages 419 areas, including 62 that are formally designated as national parks. Though some are more famous than others, all of them protect something special. Photographer QT Luong captured them in his award-winning book, Treasured
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Photo By Alissa Crandall “Round Island is part of the Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary managed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game,” explains wildlife photographer Alissa Crandall. “The rocky, mountainous and remote island is Alaska’s best place for photographing Pacific walruses during summer. One afternoon, after shooting most of the day from high
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Photo By Laura Zirino Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Zion Sunrise” by Laura Zirino. Location: Zion National Park, Utah. This was the last day of a 10-day photography trip across Utah,” explains Zirino. “The sunrise didn’t look like much when I woke up, so I went to breakfast instead. About halfway through I looked
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Congratulations to Ross Stone for winning the recent Cloudscapes Assignment with the image, “Winter Storm Clouds in The Alabama Hills With Mt Whitney.” See more of Stone’s work at www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/.  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
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Photo By Christopher Baker Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Bryce Sunrise” by Christopher Baker. Location: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. “I got up early to photograph the sunrise over Bryce Canyon,” says Baker. “Bryce Point was closed, so I set up camp at Inspiration Point. I was fortunate to get a little cloud cover
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Lightning over Natural Bridge formation in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. The sky darkened and the lightning flashed. I set my camera on my tripod for a stable platform, attached a lightning trigger to my flash connection, engaged mirror lockup to eliminate delay and waited. The storm cell moved toward me, the air took on
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Magnification is essential when you photograph wildlife for a number of reasons. The most obvious is it makes the subject larger in the picture. Unless you want to create an environmental portrait, bigger is better, especially when you fill the frame with your subject. Anytime you don’t have to crop away valuable pixels, it’s a
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Photo By Abe Blair Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Divine Bliss” by Abe Blair. Location: Mt. Rose Wilderness, Nevada. “Meadows off the Tahoe Rim Trail provide amazing wildflower and lake views,” says Blair. NIKON D850. Exposure: 1/6 sec., f/16, ISO 800. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP
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Congratulations to Sapna Reddy for winning the recent Wish You Were Here Assignment with the image, “Mystic Forest.” See more of Reddy’s photography at www.sapnareddy.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: “Mystic Forest”
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