Gary Arndt

Gary Arndt

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3x Travel Photographer of the Year. Traveled to over 🌎 120 countries and all 7 continents. #EverythingEverywhere
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Gary Arndt

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Walker Lake in Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska.

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Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France. This is one of my 100 photos available in my new travel photography ebook. Click on the link in my bio to download.

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Download my FREE 100 page travel photography ebook! I’ve recently released my new, 100 page travel photography ebook. It is a collection of some of my favorite images taken over the last several years of my travels. It is available free for download for subscribers to my email newsletter. All you have to do it click on the link in my bio, put in your first name and email address, and you will be sent a link to download the book. I hope you all enjoy my photos as much I as did taking them!

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Shooting from a helicopter. Check. Shooting at sunset. Check. Having the most beautiful scenery in the world in front of you. Check. Photo taken over Torngat Mountains National Park, Labrador

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In addition to the wildlife, you get to see some amazing ice formation when you are in Antarctica.

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The Church of St. George is one of many churches in the town of Lalibela which has been carved completely out of rock. The entire area you can see in this photo was one massive rock hill which was carved away. While St. George’s is probably the best example of a rock hewn church, there are 10 other churches in the area which have also been carved from rock. These churches are the second most important place is the Ethiopian Coptic Church (after Aksum) and the most popular tourist attraction in the country. athomeintheworld awesome_earthpix awesome_photographers awesomeearth awesomeglobe TLPicks discoverglobe earthfocus earthpix exploretocreate fantastic_earth huffpostgram ItsAmazingOutThere livetravelchannel lonelyplanet nakedplanet natgeotravel ourplanetdaily travelawesome travelingourplanet wonderful_places bbctravel

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A man sitting on the wall of St. George’s church in Lalibela, Ethiopia. St. George’s churches one of many churches in the town of Lalibela which has been carved completely out of rock. As a result, there are large rock walls surrounding the church from where it had been carved, which is where this man was sitting.

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Stopping for a break in the Tien-Shan mountains in Kyrgyzstan.

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Another stunning European landscape is on the western most part of Europe, Ireland’s Atlantic Coast. Here you can find the famed Cliffs of Moher, and Luke Skywalker’s island of Skellig Michael. This photo was taken on Achill Island in County Mayo. athomeintheworld awesome_earthpix awesome_photographers awesomeearth awesomeglobe TLPicks discoverglobe earthfocus earthpix exploretocreate fantastic_earth huffpostgram ItsAmazingOutThere livetravelchannel lonelyplanet nakedplanet natgeotravel ourplanetdaily travelawesome travelingourplanet wonderful_places bbctravel

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One of the most overlooked regions of Europe, and one of my favorite, is Wales. The Welsh countryside can be stunning and there are plenty of historic and cultural attractions in the region. This photo was taken near the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Canal which was considered one of the engineering wonders of the 18th century and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. athomeintheworld awesome_earthpix awesome_photographers awesomeearth awesomeglobe TLPicks discoverglobe earthfocus earthpix exploretocreate fantastic_earth huffpostgram ItsAmazingOutThere livetravelchannel lonelyplanet nakedplanet natgeotravel ourplanetdaily travelawesome travelingourplanet wonderful_places bbctravel

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One of the most spectacular natural areas of Europe has to be the Pyrenees Mountains. I’ve been able to explore the Pyrenees in the province of Girona just over the French border. While the mountains are not the highest in the world, they are very dramatic. I took this photo several years ago in the Val de Nuria, which is a ski resort accessible by train. There was a storm on one end of the valley and the sun was out on the other side. Where they met made for some interesting conditions and where I took this photo.

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Most people travel to Europe for cultural attractions, but there are plenty of natural attractions to be seen as well. One of my favorite is Plitvice National Park in Croatia. The green water and waterfalls are one of the signature views of Croatia. I had the pleasure of visiting right after a rare April snowstorm which turned everything white.

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The Piva River Canyon in Northern Montenegro

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Sometimes, a great wildlife moment just happens. I managed to get this shot of a polar bear with his paw print by shooting almost straight down from our tundra buggy. He approached our vehicle and then took a step back, which allowed me to capture his face and the paw print. I’ve recently published a photo essay of my November polar bear trip with frontiersnorth on my website. Click on the link up in my bio and you can see 21 high resolution images from my trip. You can view it on a mobile device, but I highly recommend viewing it on a desktop or laptop computer if you can.

16 Days ago
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If you go to Antarctica you will see penguins. In fact, you will probably see penguins the first hour you arrive in Antarctica. When I went to Antarctica in 2012, I wasn’t just interested in pointing my camera at penguins, I wanted to capture them doing something. In particular, I wanted to capture one diving off of an iceberg. I kept my eye out, but during our entire time there I really didn’t see anything which fit the bill. On our last day in Antarctica we were in Paradise Bay getting a tour of the area by zodiac we came across a group of penguins that were jumping off a small bit of floating ice. Not only were they jumping off the ice, but they would quickly climb back on to the ice and jump off again! It turned out to be the perfect situation and exactly what I was looking for. We probably had 10-15 minutes of sitting there watching these penguins dive off the ice. The key to wildlife photography is patience. Animals aren’t following your agenda. They will do what they want to do, when they want to do it. Success is often times nothing more than putting yourself in a good position and waiting.

17 Days ago
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Continuing on the theme of wildlife I’ve had difficulty photographing, I’ve had a great deal of difficulty getting a decent shot of a bald eagle. Many photographers will tell you that your gear really doesn’t matter as much as people think. There is a great deal of truth in that, but there is one major exception: wildlife photography. In particular, bird photography. Birds are small, fast, and almost always far away. i have a great deal of respect for the people who specialize in bird photography because of how difficult it is. I see bald eagles all over North America, but i’ve always found it difficult to get a good shot. Several years ago when traveling through northern British Columbia I found the perfect spot to photograph bald eagles. The W.A.C. Bennett Dam is a large earthen dam in British Columbia. One of the interesting things is that bald eagles have learned to catch the stunned fish which come through the dam. Now there is a large population of the birds which sit in tree tops right at the bottom of the dam. The trees are on the banks of the river which are at a lower level. The road is at the top of the banks, which is almost at eye-level with the trees. That means you have dozens of bald eagles which are very close by and are almost at eye level with you when you set up at the bottom of the dam. 
With my Sigma 150-500mm lens I was able to set up and in about 20 minutes I able to get a collection of the best bald eagle shots I’ve ever taken. The dam is almost the perfect place to photograph bald eagles.

18 Days ago
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Yesterday I spoke of my bad luck, and ultimate success, in photographing whales. I’ve had the same problems, and success, with moose. I had never taken a descent photo of a moose. When I did see them, they were always off in the distance and they weren’t around for very long. Several years ago I was in Northern British Columbia and I took a float plane from the Northern Rockies Lodge on Lake Mucho. We were going to pick up some fishermen who had been out for a week. As we were about to land, we saw a small group of moose on the other side of the lake. Some females with calves. One of the pilots and I decided to get into a canoe and see if we could photograph them on the other side of the lake. When we go to where the moose were, they were gone. The plane landing might have scared them. Dejected, we started to paddle our way back to the camp. As we were going back, however, we came across this huge bull moose who was in the water, feeding on weeds. He would put his head underwater, grab some weeds, and then lift his head up to chew. Every time he lifted his head up, water would rain off his antlers.

We watched him do this for about 15 minutes, trying to inch our canoe closer to get a better shot. Eventually, he had enough and he walked out of the lake and into the woods. It remains to this day the best moose experience I’ve ever had, and I’m not sure it is possible to get a better one.

19 Days ago
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I’ve always had bad luck when it comes to photographing whales. During my 2012 trip to Antarctica with gadventures we didn’t see a single whale during our trip. However, during the last hour we were in Antarctica, just as we were about to pull away from land, we had a humpback whale approach the ship. For over 30 minutes, this whale put on a show right off the side of the ship, even going under the ship from one side to the other. To this day, I have never been that close to a whale before. We were so close that when it blew air out of its blowhole, we could get wet. It was so close to the ship that the ship’s red hull color was reflected in the whale in many of the photos. Since this singular experience, my bad luck with whales has continued and I have never had a whale experience like that again.

20 Days ago
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Having tea at sunset at a Bedouin Camp in the desert of Wadi Rum, Jordan.

21 Days ago
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The setting sun over Lalibela, Ethiopia.

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