Congratulations to Aurora Contributors Mark Fisher, Keith Ladzinski, Andrew Peacock, Whit Richardson, and Chris Schmid for their winning entries in PDN’s The Great Outdoors photo competition. Special congrats to Andrew Peacock for his photograph of an inquisitive minke whale cruising just below the surface and beneath his kayak along the Antarctic Peninsula, which won first place in the “Scenes of the Natural World” category.
Congratulations to Aurora Contributor Joanna Pinneo for being named Ranger Rick Magazine photographer of the year! From Ranger Rick Magazine: “…This award is given to the photographer who best advances the mission of the magazine with exciting, informative, and spectacular eye-popping photographs.”
To view more work by Joanna Pinneo on Aurora Photos’ website, click here.
Aurora contributor and National Geographic photographer James Balog traveled to the Arctic in 2005 to begin documenting evidence of the earth’s changing climate. Chasing Ice is the story of Balog’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, he conceived The Extreme Ice Survey. Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.
Check out the official trailer for 2012 Sundance Award-Winning film “Chasing Ice,” opening in theaters starting November 2012.