Outdoor Photographer magazine has been a staple for years for my reading enjoyment and learning from the articles. On their website there is a Gallery section for photographers to post some of their best and an Assignment section that ask photographers to try different techniques & styles and post their results. Back in February or March one of the Assignments was "National Parks and Lands". A lot of photographers were posting great shots of the same western National parks and Lands. I searched my files for something different to enter and decided on an image of an iceberg on Lake Alsek in Alaska. It was while on a 12 day, 11 night rafting trip with Alaska Discovery, designed with photographers in mind, that near the end of the trip we had set up camp high above Alsek Lake. The weather was a light rain most of the day and after camp was set up we took the rafts out to explore and photograph the many icebergs that were floating on the lake and to get a closer look at the Glacier on the other side of the lake. We came across a large iceberg that to me resembled a set of teeth and gums with a hole in the middle. As we got closer the skies started to brighten up as the clouds were lifting revealing a mountain in the background thru the opening in the iceberg. I waited till we drifted so the mountain was centered in the opening and got the shot.
This would be the image I would decide to enter. Flash forward to the end of April and I was surprised to receive an e-mail from Kristan Ashworth the managing editor of Outdoor Photographer stating they wanted to publish my photo in the July issue. Several e-mail replies between us to get all the information needed and forms to sign before deadlines that were approaching quickly. I'm very excited waiting to see my photo published in "Outdoor Photographer", something every wildlife/nature photographer dreams of. Just a few more weeks to go.
To see the photo now, go to my Alaska images to view.