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QT Luong
Works at pro travel/nature photographer, Terra Galleria
Attended PhD University of Paris, ENS, X
Lives in San Jose, CA
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At a ground-level perspective, it is difficult to capture the density of the Joshua Trees. To do so, you’d want to use a telephoto lens to compress the perspective and bring many of them closer to each other. Because the valley’s floor is flat, from the ground, the nearby plants hide those situated faraway. This is why I climbed the rock. A relatively small change in elevation yielded a totally different perspective.

"From a Rock, Joshua Tree National Park" : http://qtl.us/1PDv8Md 
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Last days to catch my National Parks exhibit at the Fullerton Museum in Southern California, however it is traveling next to the SF Bay then Boston. Details here: http://qtl.us/1OQ1EjX
(photos courtesy Peter West Carey)
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To all of you who celebrate the day, I wish you a very Merry Christmas! To everybody, I wish you a happy holiday, full of peace, joy, love, and inspiration.
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Santa Barbara Island is surrounded by extraordinary underwater kelp forests. They are the fastest growing plants on earth, adding as much as 3 feet per day. Diving in the giant kelp forest is like being able to fly in a tall forest.

Read about this amazing experience in the new blog post: http://qtl.us/1UBY3Vt
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During my previous autumn visit, Medano Creek was totally dried up near the dunes, so I was pleasantly surprised to see it was still flowing a bit last September. I photographed at the edge of the light, just minutes before the sun would reach the water, to preserve the reflections while avoiding excessive contrast.

Great Sand Dunes National Park gallery: http://www.terragalleria.com/parks/np.great-sand.html
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The small Kintla Lake campground, Glacier National Park’s most remote frontcountry campground, is right at the edge of the water of the fourth largest lake in the park.

From: "Accessible Wildness: Glacier National Park's North Fork": http://qtl.us/1NqDN3g
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Dominated by conifer forests, Sequoia National Park is certainly not a place one thinks about for fall foliage, yet I found beautiful color accents in the fall, which I report in this post: http://qtl.us/1Q69bKB

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Природа как в западной сибири, очень красиво, круто!!!!
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Santa Barbara Island is renown for its large colonies of playful sea lions. Sea lions are awkward on land, but their grace and speed underwater was a sight to enjoy. Swimming with the sea lions is a fantastic experience, as they are quite curious. A few of them swam towards me at great speed, blowed a few bubbles and veered sharply at the last second to avoid hitting me.

From "Diving Santa Barbara Island, Channel Islands National Park" http://qtl.us/1UBY3Vt
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Faster shutter speeds freeze the motion of the abundant school of fish, however, it was still necessary to use the strobe to bring bring back the bright color of the Garibaldi fish. They are not shy! Many got too close for me to focus, and one of them even bumped my camera housing.

From "Diving Santa Barbara Island, Channel Islands National Park" http://qtl.us/1UBY3Vt
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Of the five islands that make up Channel Islands National Park, one has eluded me for a while. The smallest of the Channel Islands, Santa Barbara is only one square mile in size. However, I couldn’t be pleased with my explorations of the park until I visited each of its five islands.

This fall, I found at least a satisfying way to photograph Santa Barbara Island. Read about this amazing experience in the new blog post: http://qtl.us/1UBY3Vt

(Update: Link fixed, sorry for earlier mistake)
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For the fourth consecutive year, I have compiled a Meta-List of best 2015 photo books from multiple "Best photobook of the year" lists available on the Internet. Not the type of photography for which I am known, but worth a look to see what's going on in the photography world. Check it out: http://qtl.us/1QfUsgQ
Here's this year's meta-list of best photobooks. It started with the shortlists for the Aperture Photobook Awards 2015, Foto Book Festival Kassel expert selection and Rencontres d'Arles Book Awards, and continued with Olga's compilation of lists at phot(O)lia, which I encourage you to visit to ...
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The 15-mile drive from Polebridge to Kintla Lake, on an unpaved road, takes about 45 minutes. Even if you didn’t visit the lake, it would be a rewarding journey through scenery not not found in the rest of Glacier National Park such as large meadows, and the North Fork of the Flathead River. Autumn colors along the way were beautiful at the beginning of October.

From: "Accessible Wildness: Glacier National Park's North Fork": http://qtl.us/1NqDN3g

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full-time travel & nature photographer. 1st to shoot all 59 US National Parks
Introduction
I celebrate the splendor and variety of the natural and human heritage through my photography.  Favoring clarity and truthfulness, I seek to convey the emotions and the sense of connection that I experienced in some of the most beautiful corners of the earth, with the hope that aesthetic appreciation will lift our soul and eventually lead to awareness and respect for our planet and its inhabitants.

I am known for being the first to  photograph each of the 59 US National Parks and also for my website http://www.terragalleria.com with more than 30,000 images from around the world  - one of the most visited of all individual photographer's websites (~ 500,000 monthly visits). Print sales and image licensing from that website are the sole source of income for our family. 

My photographs have been published in more than 30 countries, in every possible media, and in two large photo books under my name: "Beautiful North America" (2007) and "Spectacular Yosemite" (2011). They have been the subject of museum and gallery solo exhibits on both US coasts. I have been profiled in more than a dozen press articles (eg, Boston Globe, National Geographic Explorer, Parks Magazine, Outdoor Photographer), and featured as a character in Ken Burn's film "The National Parks, America's Best Idea" (2009).
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Father of two, co-winner of first Koenderink prize for fundamental contributions to computer vision, climbed solo Mt Mc Kinley and four Italian Mont Blanc routes, first ascent of a V-6 frozen waterfall
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  • PhD University of Paris, ENS, X
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Quang-Tuan Luong