Yosemite Scale by eyeofalens

Yosemite Scale

Managed to capture these three hikers as they were hiking through the light rain ,with some of the walls of Yosemite standing guardian

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Arbiter’s Grounds by alexnoriega

Evening light breaks through monsoonal storm clouds to illuminate the otherworldly sandstone formations of White Pocket, Arizona. A lone figure gives a clue as to the scale of these monoliths.


Consider joining Alex Mody and myself for three days and two nights of sunrise, sunset, nighttime photography, and fully-outfitted camping on this remote desert plateau, featuring the world’s most interesting, unique, and otherworldly sandstone formations in October 2016:

White Pocket Photo Tour 2016
Ultimate Northwest Photo Adventure 2016
Private Workshops and Tours
Online Processing Instruction

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Wonder of Being by MAPhoto

Of all the Himalayan images I made, this one shows the scale of the mountains best. Even though these are somewhat smaller peaks, at around 6000m in height, they towered over our camp from across a deep valley and I used a 60mm lens to fill the frame with them. I photographed them as the daily convective clouds started to build in the afternoon light, adding the depth needed. I decided on a custom-toned image here and while it may appear to be B&W there are actually various colors painted into highlight and shadow, increasing the feeling of light entering the scene.

The lone figure is one of the great people I’ve ever had the privilege to meet in life, Steve Zigler. When I had a chance to visit a remote region of the Tibetan Himalaya with him, he was constantly enthralled with the magnitude and splendor of the peaks around us. It was for this reason I choose to use him to fulfill an idea that I had, reaching arms outstretched to the glory of the mountains above our camp, in constant wonder of being there.

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Namibia Untamed by MarselvanOosten

We are proud to announce that photographer Ryan Dyar has joined the Squiver team. Ryan is known for his atmospheric landscape images and his popular post processing video tutorials. Not only that, he is also a great guy to travel with and to learn from, which is why we asked him in the first place.

Due to popular demand we have added a second Namibia Untamed tour for 2016, and Ryan will lead that tour. If you are not familiar with Ryan’s work, then first: shame on you, and second: http://ift.tt/HjSx9r

If you want to visit Namibia, look no further. We were the first company to offer specialized photography tours to Namibia and there is no better organized Namibia tour out there. Also, we are still the only one that offers microlight flights over the famous Namibian sand dunes.

This image was shot on one of those microlight flights, an amazing experience. Microlight airplanes are the best way to take aerial photographs. Better than hot air balloons, as they only take you where the wind blows. Better than airplanes, as they go way too fast, have to stay very high, and you often have to shoot through low quality, scratched windows. And better than helicopters, because of those same scratched plastic windows, and you can only shoot in one direction. From a microlight you can shoot in all directions, also straight down.

What you see here is a gyrocopter, basically a two person helicopter without roof or windows. We used one of those for a few years, but we no longer do. I asked my pilot to fly above them to be able to include the gyro in my photograph for sense of scale. The photographic opportunities are endless when you’re flying over this sea of sand, sculpted by the light.

If you’re interested in joining Ryan to Namibia, please check out our website for more information, images, video clips, and a very detailed tour PDF: http://www.squiver.com

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Kingdom Of Ice by MarselvanOosten

Antarctica is the ultimate wilderness on this planet. To sail and walk around there is simply mind boggling. To get this shot I climbed up a snow covered mountain, without snow shoes – it took a while 🙂 I like to include small elements in big landscapes to add scale and a sense of adventure. When I saw one of our zodiacs coming in the distance, I knew it would make for a much better picture than a shot without it. Only now can you really appreciate the amount of ice, and the size of it. We are nothing.

The great thing about Antarctica is that it’s a dynamic landscape, mainly because of the ice. I’ve been to Antarctica three seasons in a row, often multiple trips per year, and every time the landscape looked different. One day a bay is completely filled with icebergs, the next day it’s all on the open sea. For a photographer it doesn’t get much better than that.

If you would like to experience being on that zodiac yourself, then you’re in luck – we had a cancellation.

The trip date is: 29 November – 9 December 2015.

This trip filled up very quickly when we first opened it, so if Antarctica is on your bucket list, here’s your chance. We will be traveling on a brand new ship with state of the art stabilising technology, so crossing the infamous Drake Passage should be a breeze compared to all the other vessels.

If you’re interested in joining us in a few months time on a landscape and wildlife photography trip of a lifetime, don’t hesitate and send us an email now. If you’d like to have some more information first, please check out my website for more pictures, a tour impression video clip, and a detailed PDF:

Squiver Photo Tours & Workshops

Hope to see you there!



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Shake it Off by morkelerasmus

A massive African Elephant bull shakes his head in indignation…shooting from a hidden underground bunker allowed me to get a low perspective and accentuate his size.

Prints can be ordered directly by mailing PRINTS@MORKELERASMUS.COM

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Ullr’s Playground by stianklo

My business partner Arild Heitmann and I had a lot of fun while scouting Svalbard (Spitsbergen) for our upcoming photography tours and workshops on the island – located a whopping 78 degrees north. Who wants to join us ? Your nutsack will most likely be frozen solid …but hey, beats a vasectomy any day tho !

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