Thursday, January 19, 2012

News and Notes for January

Hi everyone and Happy New Year!  I've been slacking off of late with my blog posts, but thought I'd update you all on what's been going on lately.

To begin with, I've been researching several new trips to the Arctic for my Canadian Wildlife Photography Tours company, so stay tuned for details as they come available.  This year's slate of wildlife trips is almost completely sold out already, so I'm excited to see what I can dig up for 2013!

Our June 2010 tent camp on the ice north of Baffin Island on the Ice Floe Edge trip to the Canadian Arctic

I've also just finally finished editing images from my 2010 Ice Floe Edge trip (you can view some of the best ones here).

Lots of great shots that I was very happy with, though of course as many of you read back then on this blog, I had hoped for more wildlife encounters.


I'm thinking of doing another Ice Floe Edge trip in 2013. If you want to join me, sign up on www.canwildphototours.com

In the frenzy of editing, I've also managed to wade through a pile of Canadian Prairies images from June and July 2010, including several that are now appearing in the 2012 Western Canada Wilderness Committee calendars.


A giant prairie bison bull eyes me warily in Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

I've also started working on some wildlife panoramas that have been sitting in my 'To Do' folder for the past 100 years.  The one below is what I consider to be the weakest of the bunch, but still good enough to post to see if you like it.  Click on the image for a full-size version of it.

A panoramic image of bulls from the Porcupine caribou herd crossing the tundra in the NWT north of the Arctic Circle

I'm taking a break from editing this week to head out to Vancouver to check out the snowy owl irruption currently going on out there.  I do have some nice images in my portfolio already from the prairies east of Calgary, but I am working on a story for Natural History magazine looking for some very specific images.


A beautiful male snowy owl on the prairies east of Calgary, Alberta

In other news, you can look for some of my images in this month's Canadian Wildlife magazine, and don't forget to check out my Facebook fan page for a more up-to-date compiling of my 'life as a wildlife photographer' (with semi-daily posts and pics).

Wish me luck in Vancouver, I'll try to post some pics when I get back!

Happy shooting!

John

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