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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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Pinnacles became in a National Park on this day in 2013. Happy anniversary! Here is my favorite spot to photograph in the park: qtl.us/1Ns95xI 
Five years back, I posted the national parks photo spot series of blog posts, each describing a favorite location in each national park. Since then, Pinnacles was designated our 59th National Park, so here is an update to the series. Pinnacles National Park, our latest, is a little-known gem that rewards ...
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On the only sunny day of that week, I was pleased to go on an overnight backpacking trip and at least hike up a peak for the first time in the year, Tanalian Mountain in Lake Clark National Park. The trail climbed 3,200 feet for stunning views of Lake Clark, and on the way down I photographed the only colorful sunset of the whole trip.

From: 2016 in Review http://qtl.us/2hSo9qp
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I always have to look the locations up cause I don't know all the names of the parks.... I'll probably never go to Alaska cause it's too far away & too cold for me! It's a beautiful place though...Thank you....
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My most unique experience in Wrangell St Elias National Park was to scramble under the edge of the glacier into ice caves where we were underneath surreally blue ice. It felt like I spent half of the year in a cave, so that's an appropriate image to highlight from my 2016 year recap: http://qtl.us/2hSo9qp
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Kobuk Valley National Park is the least visited of the 59 national parks, because it is arguably the most difficult to access. The most natural way of traveling Kobuk Valley National Park is along the Kobuk River. Read how: http://qtl.us/2hmqdtb
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I am honored that the New York Times opened their book round-up with a review of "Treasured Lands" (http://TreasuredLandsBook.com) calling it the "most glorious" of the books published on the occasion of the National Park Service Centennial: http://qtl.us/2h3PZCA
New books include “Treasured Lands: A Photographic Odyssey Through America’s National Parks.”
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A feature that sets "Treasured Lands" (http://TreasuredLandsBook.com) apart is that for each national park, a double-page spread provides travel and photography notes about each photograph, keyed to a map. The PDF ebook that duplicates the contents of those notes is now ready. If you own Treasured Lands, refer to page 13 to access it. 
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One of the most remarkable features of the cost of Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands National Park, is the concentration of beautiful sea caves. Many of them form a tunnel, which means that you enter via one end, and exit via a different end, which makes for a fun exploration.

From "Exploring the Channel Islands Sea Caves by Kayak": http://qtl.us/2g5P6cK
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Although in Katmai National Park we did not miss the bears nor the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, my favorite part of the trip was hiking up another peak, Dumpling Mountain, 2,400 feet above Brooks Camp, where besides the views that I had for myself on that rainy day, the tundra delighted with its mosaic of autumn colors.

From: 2016 in Review http://qtl.us/2hSo9qp
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I think the driftwood trees along the coast of northern Calif with the frothy sea and sunset is a lot more poetic !. ? ? ?
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Since this was my fourth visit to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, I didn’t expect much, but I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that in less than a decade, the glacier had retreated several hundreds yards and its terminus had changed dramatically. To approach it, we had to cross streams with swift, knee-depth, and frigid flow.

from my 2016 year recap: http://qtl.us/2hSo9qp
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The sun set on Kobuk Valley National Park at 1pm last week and will not rise again until the end of the year. That's one of the reasons which makes Kobuk Valley National Park the least visited of the 59 national parks: http://qtl.us/2hmqdtb
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In this pair of posts, I take a look at the other photographers who have visited all 59 US national parks (http://qtl.us/2h2MSY0) and I contrast my travel approach to theirs using the example of Kobuk Valley National Park, the least visited of the national parks: http://qtl.us/2hmqdtb

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There is more to fall foliage then trees! At northern latitudes, the ground cover takes on magnificent colors in autumn. This is was October from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, Maine an image from http://TreasuredLandsBook.com
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The red plants in the foreground are poison sumac. It is very much a deciduous plant in MI and Canada, although I don't see it much anymore, since urban sprawl took over. Really beautiful shot, by the way. You are a true artist.
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Photographer, author of treasuredlandsbook.com featuring all 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
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  • SRI International, UC Berkeley
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