KEVIN SCHAFER PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Picture of the Month

July 2008

 

 

Wild Mountain Ladyslipper Orchids

(Cypripedium montanum)

Methow Valley, Washington

 

I have been trying to find these for years: wandering trails, consulting guidebooks, but always striking out.  Until now.  This past month, I followed a tip from an old friend and stumbled onto a location for these rare, wild orchids in the Methow Valley of Eastern Washington State.  I would have been happy with one or two, but was astonished to find hundreds of them bursting into bloom, often in extravagant clumps like this.  Spectacular.

 

Nikon D3 Digital camera, with Nikkor 12-24mm lens

Life, Color, Drama, Reality .... No Digital Manipulation

 

 

INTERVIEW WITH KEVIN:

Kevin was recently interviewed on the links between conservation and photography by the ICCF  (Int. Conservation Caucus Foundation)

You can see the interview HERE.

 

PHOTO TOURS 2008: 

In late October, Kevin will be aboard the National Geographic Endeavour on a voyage to magical South Georgia Island.  With a full week on South Georgia and three days in the Falklands, it will be a trip not to be missed.  Joining Kevin on board will be photographer Flip Nicklin, writer Kim Heacox and Photo Expedition leaders Jack and Rikki Swenson.  For more information, go here ---  or contact me with questions. 

To see some of Kevin's previous photos of South Georgia, visit here. 

 

    
 

Review a previous Picture of the Month:

Wild Cassowary, 6/2008

Painted Hands, 5/2008

Zion Park, 4/2008

Marine Otters, 3/2008

Mt. Hood Sunset, 2/2008

Mountain-Biking, 1/2008

Tent Bats, 12/2007

Nunbird, 11/2007

Alaskan Otters, 10/2007

Amazon Dolphin, 8/2007

Madagascar #2, 6/2007

Baja California, 5/2007

Pelicans, 3/2007

Darien Gap, 2/2007

Grey Whale Calf, 1/2007

Galapagos Sea Lion, 12/2006

Rockhoppers, 11/2006

Hummingbird, 10/2006

Madagascar, 9/2006

Whales, 7/2006

Sea Lions, 5/2006

Tiger, 4/2006

Jaguar, 2/2006

South Georgia, 12/2005

New Generation, 11/2005

Childhood, 9/2005

Penguins, 8/2005

Sea Palms, 7/2005

Aster Flower, 6/2005

Siskiyou Mountains, 5/2005

Humpback Whales, 4/2005

Christo GATES , 3/2005

Eucalyptus Leaves, 2/2005

Alaskan Aurora, 1/2005

Nesting Turtle, 12/2004

Autumn Berries, 10/2004

Costa Rica, 3/2004

Aurora Borealis, 10/2003

To contact Kevin Schafer :


kevin@kevinschafer.com

 

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