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Southern Elephant Seal by Dr. Wayne Lynch ©

Southern Elephant Seals by Dr. Wayne Lynch The southern elephant (Mirounga leonina) seal will never win a beauty contest. Even so, I’ve always had a soft spot for these floppy-nosed, bellowing heavyweights and last month in the Falkland Islands I had a chance to observe them once again - read more.

Aurora by Patrick Endres ©

Photographing the Northern Lights - Ebook by Patrick Endres I grew up in a small town in southern Wisconsin where I developed a passionate interest in nature and the outdoors. In 1981, after high school, I set my sights on Alaska, seeking adventure in a wilderness landscape - read more.

Ant by Patrice Gilli ©

Macrophotography of Insects by Patrice Grilli My name is Patrice GRILLI, I’m 40, I live in the south of the France. I’m a chess teacher, and semi pro photographer (waterski, pack-shots, landscape) since 20 years (since 2001 with DSLR) and specialize in macro - read more.

Diatom photography by John T. Redmayne 1877

Photomicrographs of Diatoms from 1877 by John T. Redmayne by Dr. Robert Berdan View amazing photographs of Diatoms taken in 1877 using Calotype prints - read more.

Point no Point with large format camera by Robert Berdan ©

Photographing Nature with a Large Format Camera by Dr. Robert Berdan In a recent photography workshop at Lake O'hara one of the photographers, Peter, brought along a large format camera. This brought back memories when I shot with a 4 x 5 camera - read more.

Aurora by Robert Berdan ©

Arctic Adventure Photography Workshop 2017 by Robert Berdan At the end of each summer Peterson's Point Lake Lodge in the Northwest Territories offers an arctic adventure photography workshop. The lodge is located on the caribou migration route - read more.

Diatom Focus stacked with Photoshop by Robert Berdan ©

Focus Stacking comparing Photoshop, Helicon Focus and Zerene by Dr. Robert Berdan A focus stack is a photograph that is made up of a combination of 2 or more images that were focussed at different points and then after combining the stacks the final image has a much greater depth of field - read more.

Desmid photomicrograph Robert Berdan ©

Photographing Microscopic Plant and Animal Life - Pond Scum II by Dr. Robert Berdan I am having so much fun exploring miniature universes filled with aliens - microscopic life - in water that this is my 6th article on photomicrography this year - read more.

Desmid by Maret Mis ©

The Hidden World - My Look at Photomicrography by Marek Miś The way I remember it, my interest in the micro world and for the microscopy began when I was very young teenager (thirteen or fourteen years old). The great inspiration for it was the book which I found in my father's cupboard - read more.

Snowy Owl by Robert Berdan ©

The Art & Science of Photomicrography with Polarized Light by Dr. Robert Berdan Many subjects when viewed through a microscope are unfamiliar and appear abstract. In this article I would like to share with you some pictures of crystals and other substances that bend polarized light - read more.

Rotifer by Robert Berdan

Microscopic Life in Ponds and Rainwater by Dr. Robert Berdan It may look like pond scum until you look at it through a light microscope - to a Geek these microorganisms are jewels and they can be found in your backyard - read more.


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