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Did you know that looking at art gives humans the same internal chemical response as falling in love? It’s true! Researchers in the United Kingdom recently figured out that admiring paintings, drawings, and sculptures (or, perhaps, beautiful pictures of nature) triggers the brain to release dopamine, the bodily compound most commonly

National Geographic photography is highly revered for its impeccable quality. As pioneers of photojournalism, National Geographic art has been making waves since its founding in the early 1800s. Follow along to discover the inner workings behind that iconic yellow border.    Origins of National Geographic Society & Magazine (Line Conflict - Limited Edition

Photographing wild moose is on many photographers’ bucket lists, maybe even yours, but a lot of aspiring photographers haven’t learned the basics of how to safely capture memorable, sharp images of these majestic creatures in the wild. While spending a good amount of time in Grand Teton National park recently, I

After more than 15 years traveling the world capturing images of nature, in 2020 I submitted a few images to international competitions—and was blown away by the response from the international art community. Five of my favorite images were acknowledged as award-winning images of nature.Today, I want to share with

As a nature and wildlife photographer, I am—maybe not surprisingly—endlessly drawn to exploring and investigating the outdoors. Whether that curiosity drives me to stand on a cold mountaintop to watch the sunrise or spend hours silently observing a foraging grizzly bear, it always leaves me filled with wonder. (And ultimately