Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Shameless Promotion Dept.

I have been a professional photographer for more than 20 years....and I have to admit that I still get a thrill seeing one of my pictures in print. Maybe it's the same as an artist seeing their work in a gallery, or a writer meeting someone reading their book; it is a confirmation that what we do is noticed, appreciated, or useful.

So I was happy to see my polar bear image make it onto the cover of this National Geographic / Lindblad brochure for their 2011 cruises to the Arctic. I was a lecturer on one of their voyages to Svalbard last summer, and took this picture of a rather coy polar bear from the bow of the ship. There are a lot of polar bear pictures in the world to choose from, but I'll admit it...I get a kick out of seeing this shot get used.

For more info on these terrific arctic cruises take a look here.

Nikon D3, 70-200mm lens


  1. Ooh, lovely shot!

    Yes, that must be nice, I confess to being a bit envious! ;-) I would love to see one of mine in print one day too.

  2. Chandira - You'll get there. K.

  3. :) Thanks for that, I hope so! I've had written stuff published, but never a photo.

  4. superb shot,
    Publication is like icing on a cake.
    nice to read an honest confession of a pro :)