The fifth episode of EXIF and Beyond has been released. This is video podcast and can be viewed or downloaded via iTunes: EXIF and Beyond: Wildlife Photography In The Arctic Photographing wildlife in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). An amazing glimpse into the United States most beautiful and controversial wilderness areas. (Part I of II) For the non-iTune listeners a streaming version of this podcast can
In late December an amazing event happened. The Bush Administration proposed “listing the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, putting the U.S. government on record as saying that global warming could drive one of the world’s most recognizable animals out of existence.” This was quite an about face considering the history of this administrations staunch denial of Global Warming
The news about the efforts of the Bush administration to change the protected status of the American Bald Eagle and removal from the Endangered Species Act spurred my memory of this photo taken back in 2003. Its tough not to look at these birds and think “regal”.
Finally some good news is coming out of Washington D.C. in regard to the Arctic Refuge in Alaska. A bipartisan bill is being introduced in the House to permanently designate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a permanently protected wilderness area. For those of you that might not be aware of this designating land as “wilderness area” provides the absolute strongest protection possible, even more so t
As I prepare for a fast approaching presentation on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge I discovered a hidden gem missed in my earlier screening of my trip photos. Some how I looked past this image when it is the best double rainbow photo of the trip. Looking at this image makes me long to be back in the Arctic… during the summer. More images like this can be found in my Arctic Refuge series.