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Stunning Photographs from National Geographic

After being away for most of the last 4 months, it was nice to arrive home to see one of my photos in a beautiful coffee table book from National Geographic titled ‘Stunning Photographs’.

“I’m a photographer, period. I love photography, the immediacy of it. I like the craft, the idea of saying ‘I’m a photographer.’”

~ David LaChapelle

National Geographic stunning photographs book

This is one seriously beautiful collection of images and I’m honoured to have one of my favourite images from my first trip to Iceland included amongst so many breathtaking photographs. There are over 400 pages in this book and once you start looking through it, trust me, you’ll have a hard time putting it down. Of course, the best part comes about two thirds of the way into the book. 😉

“Photography is a love affair with life.”

~ Burk Uzzle

Ken Kaminesky Iceland National Geographic waterfalls

One of the things that makes this even more special to me is that the photograph is from a location that I often include in my Iceland photography tours. This is the second time that one of my images used in a National Geographic publication is of a location that we visit on my photo tours. The first time it happened was when my photographs of the Duomo in Florence landed on the cover of National Geographic magazine. I’m always delighted to see the look on peoples faces when they see this spectacular Cathedral for the first time. That’s just one of the joys of running these tours. I feel fortunate to be able to share some extraordinary moments with people from all over the world as they discover new places, explore new futures, and have the time of their life. Photography truly does enrich people’s lives.

Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.

~Edward Steichen

Kirkjufelfoss waterfalls in Iceland

The Original Image: Kirkjufelfoss waterfalls in Iceland

Images like this one would not be possible without using neutral density filters and I’m lucky to work with the best from Formatt-Hitech.

The book contains all the types of images that we’ve become accustomed to when we think about National Geographic. Wildlife, landscape, people, culture, nature, and so much more. Below are just a few page samples from the book.

It looks like National Geographic is in a giving mood this holiday season. They are giving away copies of the book but hurry there’s only a few days left in the giveaway.

Head on over to the National geographic books Facebook page register to win a copy of the Stunning Photographs book and some sweet extras.

Thanks National Geographic!


Last day to enter the National Geographic Books Stunning Photographs Giveaway is December 29, 2014 at 11:59pm EDT. Winners are selected and announced around January 12, 2015. Open to U.S. citizens only. This promotion in no way sponsored, affiliated, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

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