Picture of the Month
Pictograph of Hands, Meander Canyon, Colorado River
Canyonlands National Park, UTAH
A simple picture. But these outlined hands on a sandstone overhang had a powerful effect on me, a direct link to a man or woman from as much as a thousand years ago. This hand-outline technique has been used all over the world, but this was the first time I had ever seen one for myself - and I found the experience deeply moving.
The irony is not lost on me, of course, that in taking a digital picture of this ancient image and sharing it with people around the world, I am just a part of the continuity of human communication, from its most basic to its most sophisticated - for now.
Sunrise on Colorado River, Meander Canyon
Nikon D300 Digital camera, with Nikkor 18-200 lens
Life, Color, Drama, Reality .... No Digital Manipulation
To see my most recent wildlife images - of the endangered Marine Otter from Chile - go here.
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: Kevin will only be leading two photo expeditions this coming year. First will be with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic to Greenland in September : see here for more information.
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:
Zion Park, 4/2008
Marine Otters, 3/2008
Mt. Hood Sunset, 2/2008
Tent Bats, 12/2007
Alaskan Otters, 10/2007
Amazon Dolphin, 8/2007
Madagascar #2, 6/2007
Baja California, 5/2007
Darien Gap, 2/2007
Grey Whale Calf, 1/2007
Galapagos Sea Lion, 12/2006
Sea Lions, 5/2006
South Georgia, 12/2005
New Generation, 11/2005
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
To contact Kevin Schafer :
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