An expert in Americana, Stephen St. John has amassed a collection of images of the American flag. See some samples below, and even more at National Geographic Stock.
The bright sun highlights Old Glory. Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Image # : 1021897. Stephen St. John/National Geographic Stock.
An old pickup truck has become Old Glory. Waldoboro, Maine.
Image # : 1271870. Stephen St. John/National Geographic Stock.
The American Flag underscores America’s most iconic lighthouse. Buxton, Outer Banks, North Carolina.
Image # : 1485715. Stephen St. John/National Geographic Stock.
See more of Steve St. John’s stock photography of the American Flag.
Asia expert Mike Yamashita and photography industry veteran Ira Block have been chosen as part of a five-judge panel for the Eyes on Asia Awards. Organized in part by photographer Kris LeBoutillier, the photo contest seeks to highlight uplifting images of all types which showcase Asia and the Pacific. The contest’s grand prize is currently $1,000 and growing.
For more information, visit the Eyes On Asia Awards website.
American Rivers released their annual top 10 report yesterday. It lists the Colorado River as the most endangered waterway in the United States. Photographer Peter McBride, a long time advocate for the river’s conservation, has put together a video homage to the mighty Colorado featuring many of his stunning images of the area. Ranging from dramatic aerial landscapes to the lifestyle and industrial effects on the river, McBride’s coverage gives a full view of this important environmental issue.
The Colorado River —The Most Endangered River in America 2013 from Peter McBride on Vimeo.
See a sample of McBride’s images of the Colorado River issue here.
For information regarding Peter McBride’s video footage of the Colorado River please contact us.
Photographer Frans Lanting’s project will be performed at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts at the end of April. Carolyn Kuan will direct the Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s performance, which will feature the music of Phillip Glass a series of Lanting’s images interpreting the evolution of life on Earth. LIFE also includes a book and a traveling exhibition.
Hartford will host performances April 24th and 27th, and a presentation by Lanting himself on the 26th. There is also an ongoing exhibition of the project at the Hartford Public Library from April 8th to May 3rd.
Scroll down to see some of Lanting’s iconic images.
Erupting lava, Pu’u ‘O’o, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii.
Image # : 1517349. Frans Lanting/National Geographic Stock.
King penguin chick begging for food from parent (Aptenodytes patagonicus). Falkland Islands.
Image # : 1516774. Frans Lanting/National Geographic Stock..
Camel thorn trees in Namib-Naukluft Park. Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia.
Image # 1403816. Frans Lanting/National Geographic Stock.
See more of Frans Lanting’s stock photography.
Birds of Paradise is the recently published book featuring the culmination of nine years and 18 expeditions worth of photographs and scientific research by photographer Tim Laman and ornithologist Edwin Scholes. Their book documents all 39 types of birds of paradise, and is the first to do so from the female’s perspective.
Some of Laman’s 39,000 stunning photographs have been featured in a National Geographic Magazine story, as well as an acclaimed exhibit on avian evolution. Many of these unprecedented images are available for licensing through National Geographic Stock.
Scroll down to see an introduction to the project, as well as a few stunning birds of paradise stock images.
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A red bird of paradise adult male performing a practice display. Batanta Island, Papua, Indonesia.
Image # : 1073211. Tim Laman/National Geographic Stock
A male Goldie’s bird of paradise mates with a female. Papua New Guinea.
Image # : 1075509. Tim Laman/National Geographic Stock
For more birds of paradise photographs, check out this workbox at National Geographic Stock.
Right on schedule, PanSTARRS entered the North American sky on March 12. Also known as C/2011, the comet is one of the closest and brightest visible to the naked eye in recent years. Dimming rapidly, PanSTARRS is not to be missed. Luckily, photographer Stephen Alvarez was able to snap an image before it left.
Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) and a setting new moon on March 12, 2013. Sewanee, Tennessee, USA.
Image # : 1551282. Stephen Alvarez/National Geographic Stock
Through photos taken on his now-annual pilgrimage to Antigua, Guatemala, photographer Raul Touzon shares his passion for the Holy Week ceremonies and festivities that take over the entire city.
In his own words:
Easter is quickly approaching, time for me to go back to Guatemala and keep
working on a story that has become, shall I say, an obsession? Over the last four centuries, the Catholic Brotherhoods in Antigua, Guatemala have become the
guardians of the second biggest Easter celebration in the world. Led by La
Hermandad de La Merced, the biggest and most important of the twelve brotherhoods, people
take to the streets to commemorate the passion of Christ. You can literally roam the
streets at any time of day or night to find the processions with their stunning
floats walking over the carefully crafted carpets. Thanks to Brother Edgar Luna, last
year I was invited to become one of the “hermanos cargadores” and help carry La
Merced’s 2-ton float. The experience was not only hard but humbling, a great
reminder of all the work, sacrifice and tradition that encompasses this celebration.
These images will one day become a book, a legacy to the people of Antigua.
Most people fear of traveling to these countries because of “violence” when in
reality, at least for a week, all is at peace in the wonderful city of Antigua, Guatemala.
A procession in the church of La Merced during Passion Week. Antigua, Guatemala.
Image # 1431406 : Raul Touzon/National Geographic Stock
For more of Touzon’s photos of Holy Week celebrations in Antigua, visit National Geographic Stock. Or take a look at his coverage of past Easter celebrations featured on this blog.
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners in the World Press Photo Contest! National Geographic Stock is proud to represent two of the winners and their work honored in this prestigious competition.
Paul Nicklen was awarded 1st place in the Nature series category for his coverage of emperor penguins.
Aaron Huey won 3rd place in the Contemporary Issues series category for his poignant images of the Pine Ridge Reservation.
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Emperor penguins share a hole in the sea ice. Ross Sea, Antarctica.
Image #1500667: Paul Nicklen/National Geographic Stock
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Oglala youths hold an upside-down flag as an act of defiance toward the U.S. government. Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota.
Image #1483384: Aaron Huey/National Geographic Stock