Happy spring from Braasch Environmental Photography. This is the 40th spring since I began photographing in Oregon, the beginning of my work as a nature photographer and environmental photojournalist. To mark this time, we will feature some of the images and assignments which continue to resonate as nature photography, ecological details, and reflections on current issues like climate change and the importance of preserving biodiversity. Coming up will be a portfolio from my innovative assignment for LIFE magazine, published 20 years ago this year, during which I spent three weeks high in the canopy and among the buttress roots of a huge tropical tree in Costa Rica. But we'll begin with images from some of the first nature photography journeys in the Northwest -- including a shot of some dude with big hair and bamboo ski poles spring skiing near Mount Hood in 1974.
Celebrating the art and skill of Brian Schulz, boat builder and natural designer, who among other things teaches kayak building from native woods at his Cape Falcon Kayak company.
For more time series visualizations of how climate change is altering the face of the earth right now, try the new App for the iPad and the iPhone -- Painting With Time: Climate Change. Created by Red Hill Studios and World View of Global Warming, and available now at your Apple App Store -- where it is "What's Hot" in the Weather section. With a sweep of your finger, see glaciers melt, sea ice disappear, coasts erode, reservoirs dry up, and world temperatures soar, along with information about the science of climate change from leading researchers. For more information, please see the App developer's facebook page.
Gary Braasch is a leading environmental photojournalist who creates remarkable images and reports about nature, environment, biodiversity and global warming around the world. More...