Drones, Scat, and the Joys of Marine Mammal Fieldwork in Alaska
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Robert Ballard, Ocean ExplorerRobert D. Ballard is Founder and President of the Ocean Exploration Trust; Director of the Center for Ocean Exploration and Professor of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. He is an Explorer-At-Large at the National Geographic Society, Commissioner for the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, and a Research Scholar at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He served in the U.S. Navy for more than 30 years and continues to work with the Office of Naval Research. He has also discovered hydrothermal vents and “black smokers” in the Galapagos Rift and East Pacific Rise in 1977 and 1979. His honors include 22 Honorary Doctorates, National Geographic’s highest award, the Hubbard Medal, and a National Endowment for the Humanities Medal.

Can icebergs be towed to water-starved cities?
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He’s been studying the possibility of towing an iceberg from Antarctica to Cape Town, South Africa, which recently experienced a water crisis. “Large icebergs could be used to alleviate drought and supply a city with water,” Condron says. It’s pure and fresh.”The big towResearchers have floated the idea of long-distance iceberg towing for decades. He says that with today’s sophisticated computer modeling technologies, he can accurately simulate a long-distance iceberg tow to Cape Town. Researchers have proposed mooring such bergs about 18 miles off of Cape Town in order to harvest water from them.

Greater data access gives Northeast fishermen an edge against a warming ocean
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One of those obstacles occurred last month, when warm water from the Gulf Stream seeped into fishing and lobstering grounds around Block Island. Together, the two have been engaged in a long-term data collection effort to track changes occurring over the continental shelf waters. DANIEL: Normally, Ellertson hears about these warm core rings from Glen. We give fishermen access to the data always, so they have ownership of the data. DANIEL: Gawarkiewicz says this bodes well for adaptation in New England’s fisheries, at a time when warming seas will likely mean more frequent warm core rings, something he says is already evident in historical data.

Bow Lake, Canada by John Pedersen
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Picture StoryLast winter before the pandemic shut down travel, I ventured to Canada to photograph the area around Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway. On this particular day we were traveling back from a sunrise shoot at Abraham Lake and the methane bubbles. However, when we came upon Bow Lake and saw the way the clouds were in the sky and the broad unbroken expanse of the frozen lake, we knew we had to stop. With a lot of work, I managed to stomp out a trail down to the edge of the lake were I set up my tripod and camera. Create your own portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 700,000 members and followers.

West Montrose, Ontario, Canada by Tracey Saraceni
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Follow us Follow usPicture StoryWest Montrose is a small village in Southwest Ontario that is home to the famous Kissing Bridge, the only remaining covered bridge in Ontario. Built in 1881, it spans the Grand River at an impressive 200ft. The bright red paint is a stark contrast to the white snow coating the fields and trees which surround it. Create your own portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 700,000 members and followers. Benefits of VIP membership:• Your own portfolio page – click here to see sample• We promote your portfolio monthly to over 700,000 followers• Download 12 new issues of the magazine every year• Download ALL back issues• Download 2 premium eBooks worth £19.45.

Mastbos, Breda, The Netherlands by Fabrizio Micciche
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A winter scene with a deer in the middle of the frame looking at me. It was the second day of snow in The Netherlands and took my chances to capture some shot while snowing early morning. I decided to go deeper into the woods hoping some wind shielding offered by the tall trees. I couldn't wish for a better winter shot! Create your own portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 700,000 members and followers.

Lake Neusiedl, Austria by Peter Richter
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It was taken near Podersdorf on the shore of Lake Neusiedl, a steppe lake in the eastern part of Austria, close to the Hungarian border. After a period of heavy frost the whole lake was frozen. On this day we had minus 10 degrees Celsius and an icy wind from north-west which made for rather inhospitable weather conditions. In summer, this place is a popular recreational area, well known for windsurfing and stand up paddling. Create your own portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 700,000 members and followers.

Yucca at Sunset, New Mexico, USA by Chip Carroon
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Picture StoryI suppose sand dunes are the essence of a desert environment in many peoples’ minds. While that may be the case, sand dunes occupy only two percent of desert landscapes in North America. However, owing to the stark reality of the desert, images depicting the simplicity of the environment may also be interesting. That was the idea in this picture of one of the yucca species in the southwestern United States. Create your own portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 700,000 members and followers.

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada by Ron Hallam
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Picture StoryThe first Cold Snap of winter, temperature down -30 brought with it a layer of new snow and mist and frost from the yet to be frozen lakes. The natural hot spring that fed the lake added to the mist and atmosphere as the sun, moving slow and rising late, washed the sky in color. I was standing in the hot spring stream which kept my feet comfortable and worked with a remote trigger in my pocket to keep my hands comfortable. Create your own portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 700,000 members and followers. Benefits of VIP membership:• Your own portfolio page – click here to see sample• We promote your portfolio monthly to over 700,000 followers• Download 12 new issues of the magazine every year• Download ALL back issues• Download 2 premium eBooks worth £19.45.

Yosemite NP, California, USA by Douglas Parks
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Picture StoryThe final winter storms start to roll into Yosemite National Park. With the warmer weather the waterfalls begin to flow, slowly but surely. In this was the snowstorm clings to the bare trees and rocks as the flow of water begins to creep over the falls. Hey VisitorDid you know that now we offer a VIP membership? Create your personal portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 400,000 members and followers.

Lago di Antorno, Dolomites, Italy by Alexander Sinadinoski
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Picture StoryThis year I spent countless weekends in South Tyrol to photographically document the beauty of the landscape. I am magically attracted by the tops of the Dolomites which meander through this beautiful part of Italy. Every sight of these natural wonders leaves me speechless, for me one of the landscape photography hotspots of this world. This Spot, called Lago di Antorno, which is easily accessible by car, so there are always a lot of people there. Create your personal portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 400,000 members and followers.

Lake Tanuki, Shizuoka, Japan by Francis Ansing
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Follow us Follow usPicture StoryThis image was taken in Lake Tanuki, Shizuoka, Japan. I borrowed a car from my Japanese-Portuguese friend in Tokyo to tour around my friends and take photos. It was day 2 of our tour and we were in Lake Tanuki when the car suddenly breakdown. I called my friend in Tokyo to tell about the car and he said he was coming down to Shizuoka for a replacement. Create your personal portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 400,000 members and followers.

Biei, Hokkaido, Japan by Francis Ansing
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Picture StoryThis image was taken in Biei, Hokkaido, Japan. This is probably the most famous lone tree in Hokkaido. I braved the -20 degrees Celsius during the morning of February 7, 2020 to scout around and look for possible foregrounds. One of the best times to visit Biei, Hokkaido is during summer where there are a lot of flowers making the scene vivid and colorful. Create your personal portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 400,000 members and followers.

Uttakliev Beach, Lofoten Islands, Norway by Michael Thomas
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Picture StoryIn the winter of 2018, my wife and I spent a week in Reine and Leknes. While most of our time was centered on the area around Reine, we stayed in Leknes to visit several of the northern beaches. Immediately after gathering some provisions at the co-op in Leknes, we headed to nearby Haukland and Uttakliev Beaches. Parking is on a ridge above the beach and the scramble down was icy and slippery even with trail crampons. Create your personal portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 400,000 members and followers.

Numa Falls, Kootenay NP, Canada by Tanner Strachan
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Picture StorySometimes life can really hit the spot. I was fortunate enough to visit Numa Falls during a solo day trip through Kootenay National Park in December of last year. The fresh snowfall brought with it a blanket of silence, and all that I could hear was the water rushing below my feet. The azure-blue water cut through the scene so vividly it was as though the rest of the world was black and white. Create your personal portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 400,000 members and followers.

White River Sunrise, Arkansas, USA by David Cornue
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Picture StoryThis image was made along the banks of the White River in the Ozarks of northern Arkansas, USA. So I worked fast setting up my tripod, composing the image, and taking bracketed exposures due to the extreme dynamic range. At the time of capture I envisioned this as a black and white high-key image. It was difficult to have the frost appear bright but also retain some tonal gradation and detail throughout the image. Create your personal portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 400,000 members and followers.

Lake Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Washington, USA by Lynn Hopwood
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Picture StoryIt was a very cold January morning that I drove from my home in southeastern Washington state to Lake Wenatchee State Park near Leavenworth, Washington. Because of the ice and compact snow on the roads I avoided the mountain pass which is a shorter route to Lake Wenatchee and went 30 minutes longer on a safer route. Upon arriving at Lake Wenatchee State Park I was pleased to see the high snow levels and the partially frozen lake. I was happy to have the whole lake to myself and was glad I dressed warmly for the 9 degree weather. Create your personal portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 400,000 members and followers.

Dundalk, Grey County, Ontario, Canada by Biswajit Patra
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Picture StoryThe Environment Canada had issued warnings for heavy snowfall and a strong wind gust of 70-80 KM/H for portions of Central Ontario for the weekend. I had been waiting for an opportunity like this to shoot something different in winter. The plan was to head north towards Grey County and drive around the sideroads of Highway 10. With Optical Image Stabilisation on, manually focused and pressed the shutter at 1/1250s in burst mode to get a sharp image. Create your personal portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 400,000 members and followers.

Anchorage, Alaska, USA by Hannah Hillebrand
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You might first notice the trees are fallen. But then you notice the way they have fallen; married together in the most beautiful way, as though they are holding each other up. And together, in their fallen state, they provide a window; a perfect frame of the blue sky behind. Hey VisitorDid you know that now we offer a VIP membership? Create your personal portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 400,000 members and followers.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA by Craig Bill
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Picture StoryI have seen Antelope Canyon several times in the popular daytime - complete with crowds and noise. In fact, this magical slot canyon is well known for its mid-day shafts of light that creatively penetrate through the curvy sandstone. In this completely dark corner of Upper Antelope slot canyon, I softly light painted strategic areas of the canyon with small red LED lights. Now this sounds like a place in hell for most people, but I couldn't be more grateful for the night hike experiences into Antelope Canyon. Create your personal portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 400,000 members and followers.

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