The photography of Art Wolfe covers the globe, capturing landscapes, wildlife, and cultures from every continent. Here he talks us through a selection of his favourite images
- Wolfe will be at The Photography Show on 17-18 March in Birmingham, UK
Icebergs in Antarctica
I can never get enough of photographing icebergs. Their gradients of icy blue are mesmerising, as are their endless shapes. I love the way the green arch surrounds the distant blue icebergs, and how some of the blue-green ice is showing just below the water’s surface
Fishermen on Inle Lake, Myanmar
Here people practice a very unique style of fishing, gently lowering thimble-shaped nets in a very shallow lake over fish hiding in the water grasses; they then rap their oar against the net, disturbing the fish and causing them to swim into the net
Aerial view of camel train in the Sahara, Morocco
The setting sun over the desert makes an enchanting shadow as a caravan of camel merchants winds its way toward the next stop on its journey. But the story in the air as this photo was captured was not nearly as enchanting. As my fellow passenger filled six air-sickness bags, I was barely able to concentrate on finding the minuscule line of camels in the vast sea of sand
Kirkjufell and whooper swans in Vesturland, Iceland
With the right amount of snow an ‘eye’ is revealed in the side of a mountain. It almost looks like the eye in the pyramid on the dollar bill. As I photographed, a pair of swans took flight.
Humpback whale in Vava’u, Tonga
Tonga is one of the very few places you can actually snorkel in close proximity to whales. We had just five days on the water but four of them were too windy and the whales were very shy. In a more outgoing moment, one swam by and eyeballed me. It was extraordinary
Huangshan, Anhui province
I always believed that Chinese master landscape painters had creative imaginations until I visited Huangshan and discovered that their paintings were quite faithful to reality. Huangshan, which means ‘yellow mountain’, is famous for its jagged rock towers, beautiful wind-sculpted pine trees and seas of swirling clouds. It resembles a sumi-e painting more than a real place.
Bison in Yellowstone national park, Wyoming, US
A small herd of bison roam the Lamar Valley in the dead of winter. By using their broad heads as shovels, the bison are able to reach grass buried beneath deep snow