Todd Gustafson

Photo of the Month: December 2017

Photo of the Month: December 2017

Dec 1, 2017|Where we travelHolbrook in the Field| by Holbrook Travel

I love going to the ends of the Earth to find dramatic, uncommon, extraordinarily beautiful subjects. One of those subjects is the clear night sky. It’s fascinating, especially when viewed from remote locations where there is no light pollution. Here, in Namibia, the Milky Way stands out from a velvet backdrop with the stark black shapes of quiver trees in the foreground.  
Below: We stood on the edge of a Cape fur seal colony on Namibia’s rugged Atlantic coast. With 180,000 seals it seemed like an easy task to go out there and make great photographs. However, the challenge was to find a scene-within-a-scene—a graphic composition or an action-filled moment that would turn into a powerful photographic image. Hidden in this massive gathering of animals were scenes of conflict, humor, and in this picture, protection and love. Four seal pups nestled against a mother with her flipper snuggling them tells a powerful story.

 

 

 

 

Todd Gustafson
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