Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park, named for the park’s extensive red sandstone formations. Despite being less than an hour’s drive away from Las Vegas, Valley of Fire seems to be from a completely different world. Over 150 million years old, the ancient rock has withstood eons of uplifting, faulting, and
We’re pleased to welcome world-renowned professional photographer Ian Plant to the Outdoor Photography Guide team as our new Managing Editor! Ian is a frequent contributor to many leading photo magazines, including Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, and Landscape Photography Magazine. He’s also a Tamron Image Master and the author of numerous books and instructional videos. Ian
The Pantanal of Brazil is the world’s largest tropical freshwater wetland area, and is a great location to photograph a number of species including caiman, giant otters, hyacinth macaws, and many other tropical bird species. But forget all that: the Pantanal is the best place in the world to see and photograph wild jaguar! I
The Puna de Atacama is a breathtaking desert scene, not known by many photographers. Centuries of volcanoes and erosion have created these surreal rock formations, ideal for landscape photography.
Iceland is home to many great landscape photography opportunities. However, the most popular subject during Icelandic winters is the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).
In August 2015 I visited Zambia, located in southern Africa. Zambia is a beautiful country with stunning scenery and incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. Three of my favorite places I visited were Victoria Falls, Kafue National Park, and Lower Zambezi National Park. Victoria Falls is one of the greatest attractions in Africa, and one of the
As a nature photographer, it is not only important to simply document the environment; but also to create photographic compositions that engage the viewer and convey artistic vision.
Winter photography in Banff National Park is full of interesting photo opportunities. Get a behind the scenes look at shooting in the Canadian Rocky Mountains from world renowned photographer Ian Plant.
Mountain gorillas are elusive, making their homes in the high altitude forested volcanoes of East Africa. In summer 2014, I spent several days photographing mountain gorillas in Rwanda, a beautiful and peaceful country in the heart of gorilla territory. It was an amazing experience I will never forget. The cornerstone of Rwanda’s tourism efforts is
Professional photographer Ian Plant discusses his experience photographing the nature and wildlife of the Namib-Naukluft National Park in the Namib Desert, considered the oldest desert in the world.