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Staff Posted: Oct 21, 2016 0 comments

Ulf Amundsen captured this epic image of a herd of elephants in Etosha National Park in Namibia, Africa. “It was a straightforward shoot during midday in dry and dusty conditions,” Amundsen explains.

Staff Posted: Oct 18, 2016 0 comments

In October 2014, Shutterbug reader Gerry Groeber visited the Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona, Arizona, to take photographs. Months earlier, a “devastating” fire tore through Oak Creek, but luckily much of the canyon was spared from the fire. While exploring the area he came upon this scene of a solitary tree and felt compelled to take a photo.

Staff Posted: Sep 30, 2016 0 comments

Photographing the ice caves underneath the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska, can be a challenge. First of all, the caves, while beautiful, are a treacherous place to shoot. “There is danger involved in going inside, particularly at the entrance, as ice falls regularly and the caves are sometimes closed and some become impassible,” photographer Blaine Harrington explains.

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Staff Posted: Sep 27, 2016 2 comments

Situated just a few miles west of Marion, Ohio, lies Big Island, a 5,800-acre wildlife area. Although the area is mostly prairie, it also contains thick woodlands, marshes, and several open ponds. According to Shutterbug reader Scott E. Zimmermann, it is a “prime” spot for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds, plus it also has a healthy bald eagle population.

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Staff Posted: Sep 13, 2016 0 comments

While it’s true that black-and-white photography presents a classic look that will likely never go out of style, if you want to create an immediate impression with an image, some stunning color certainly doesn’t hurt. This Dazzling Color assignment proved just that. We wanted Shutterbug readers to show us images of a variety of subjects as long as they included a stunning use of color. Photos could include everything from landscapes to still lifes to portraits or action shots.

Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2016 0 comments

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Staff Posted: Aug 30, 2016 0 comments

This breathtaking photo by Jackie Tran may look like it was captured on another planet but it was actually taken from the northern shore of Iceland’s Snæfellsnes peninsula. “It’s about two miles from Grundarfjörður town,” Tran told Shutterbug. “And the main mountain in the background of the photo is called Kirkjufell.”

Staff Posted: Aug 23, 2016 0 comments

While Shutterbug reader Robert Dunham dreams of shooting the vast landscapes in Montana, he has found “great wonder and satisfaction in shooting macro” at his North Carolina home. He combines his two favorite pastimes, gardening and photography, by “taking a bunch of gear to the garden and splitting time between the spade and the camera.”

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Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2016 0 comments

Shutterbug readers were ready for their close-ups with this month’s Picture This! assignment.

Staff Posted: Aug 02, 2016 0 comments

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