This might well be one of my most favorite images of Ossian's, but the message is even better. As one of Argentina's leading environmentalists he takes his relationship with nature, the outdoors and wildlife, very seriously. His work is always stunning.
Now imagine shooting side by side with Ossian on a trip to Argentina. Imagine what you'll learn in terms of not only your skill set, but the way you push the creative envelope. And, if you're not headed on one of Travel Vision Journeys' upcoming trips, Ossian will be speaking at B&H in New York on January 19 and teaching at Foto Fusion in Florida just a few days later.
He's a remarkable artist and terrific educator. Don't miss the opportunity to expand your network and get to know Ossian personally! Just click on the links above for more information.
I'm convinced that as outdoor/wildlife photographers each of us has a responsibility to capture outstanding images and then share them with the world. Our passion and dedication is a link between nature and the modern world. We show people living in cities what happens in nature beyond their daily routine. Even for those who love nature and spend time outdoors, our photographs help them to understand the environment and often arouses the curiosity to know more.
This is one of my favorite images. It's not an easy shot to get. Images like this often require hours spent simply being uncomfortable and waiting. It might take a lot of time just to get one good image. For this image I stood for hours in the freezing and muddy waters of Laguna Grande located in the Andes of Northwest Argentina, altitude at 12,900 ft. In the image you see a mother Flamingo feeding one of her chicks. The species is called Jame's Flamingo and every summer 15,000 of them come here to nest.
Most of these blog posts have been tips on technique to help you with your skill set, but today's is a little different. It's about two very special ingredients in your photography, having patience and never compromising on the quality of your images.
Do your best to take your time and look for that decisive moment. Then, when you have images you're proud of don't be afraid to share them.
Every great wildlife image has the potential to make a difference!