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Staff Posted: Dec 27, 2016 0 comments

Shutterbug reader Roberto Ojeda loves to shoot “interesting people, especially artists.” For this otherworldly shot he enlisted the help of “Monica, an amazing ballet dancer who is dancing and exploding in front of the lens.” Using one light behind Monica, Ojeda had her hold two fists full of flour and then open them in midair to “exaggerate the expressiveness of the action.”

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.”

Staff Posted: Apr 05, 2016 0 comments

Located on Havasupai tribal lands, Havasu Falls is in a deep canyon leading to the Colorado River, and requires a 12-mile hike just to get there. The travertine formations at Havasu Falls are created from minerals in the water and over time the water droplets have precipitated away, leaving these intricate formations.

Staff Posted: Jan 13, 2017 0 comments

After years of dreaming about visiting the “wondrous” Boardman Tree Farm in Oregon, Shutterbug reader Vincent James finally made the trip last fall while visiting the Columbia River Gorge.

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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.

Staff Posted: Jan 05, 2016 0 comments

Shutterbug reader Yvonne Baur captured this colorful image near “The Subway,” a uniquely shaped slot canyon in Zion National Park in Utah. “This spot is right before you enter the actual Subway section of the hike and the only water you see is through this tiny crack in the sandstone,” Baur says.

Staff Posted: Feb 07, 2017 0 comments

Shutterbug reader Chris Zewatski captured this magnificent sunrise on an early fall morning at Tanesashi Seaside in Hachinohe, Japan. Located on the east side of Japan, facing the Pacific Ocean, Tanesashi Seaside is a “photographer’s dream for sunrises.” Not to mention, throughout the year a variety of flowers bloom along the cliffs, only adding to the photographic appeal.

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Staff Posted: May 29, 2015 0 comments

Andrei Duman shot this beautiful, ghostly image in Kolmanskop, a German ghost town in the Namib Desert in Southern Namibia, Africa. The town was once the heart of a diamond rush in the 1900s that drew hordes of German miners. But when the diamond fields dried up after World War I, the miners left the town and it was abandoned in 1954.

Staff Posted: May 24, 2016 0 comments

Shutterbug reader Michel Hersen has taken several trips through the backcountry of Monument Valley in Arizona with Fred Cly, a renowned Navajo guide who knows the area like the back of his hand. In this photo taken in January 2015, Cly graciously agreed to pose for this silhouette on the lip of the Teardrop Arch.

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.

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