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Crystals Photographed with Polarization Microscopy: Water, Beer, Caffeine, Vitamins, Amino Acids and Human Tears by Dr. Robert Berdan Crystals viewed and photographed through a polarized light microscope are the most beautiful colours I have ever seen in nature - read more.

Kaskawulsh Glacier from the Air by Robin and Arlene Karpan ©

Photographing the Kaskawulsh Glacier from the Air by Robin and Arlene Karpan. Everything about Kluane National Park is big. Sprawling across southwestern Yukon, it's home to the world’s largest icefields outside the polar regions - read more.

Javelina - the Cactus Pig by Dr. Wayne Lynch ©

Javelina - The Cactus Pig by Dr. Wayne Lynch On Christmas Day I had the best gift a nature nerd like myself can get-a lengthy view of a critter that had been on my bucket list for nearly 40 years ... a javelina, a wild piglike mammal that roams the deserts - read more.

Forest abstract by Chris Harris ©

The Wildfire Summer of 2017 - How I turned a crisis into photographic art by Chris Harris The Cariboo Chilcotin region of central British Columbia is a fire landscape, but in the summer of 2017, we experienced fire like we never had before - read more.

Spirogyra fluorescence by Gerd Günther ©

Photography beyond the visible - Come along with me on my travel through the Gerd Günther For several years now I have been working with a Leica DMLB research grade microscope - read more.

Wonderland by Dennis Sabo

Photography of Dennis Sabo by Dennis Sabo. Photography for me has been a constant progression of personal and professional growth throughout the years.  The journey to me is more important than the “why” as my photographic career basically spans my entire adult life - read more.

Snowy owl photography by Robert Berdan ©

Photographing Snowy Owls near Calgary Dr. Robert Berdan On Friday, December 28 I headed east of Calgary in my Jeep in search of snowy owls. It was sunny and clear, -7°C with a light wind - perfect weather for snowy owls - read more.

Eagle in snowstorm placing main subject unequal distance from each edge by Robert Berdan ©

The Art of Seeing and the Visual Elements of Design A Guide to Composition in Photography by Dr. Robert Berdan   For most of us, knowledge of our world comes largely through sight, yet we look about with such unseeing eyes - read more.

Fundus Photography showing retina

The Eye of the Beholder - What every photographer should know about their aging eyes by Dr. Robert Berdan As we age our eye sight gets poorer. Between the age of 20 and 60 the amount of light reaching our retina can decrease by two-thirds - read more.

Sockeye salmon by Wayne Lynch ©

Adams River - Tsútswecw Provincial Park Photographing the Salmon Run by Drs. Robert Berdan, Sharif Galal and Wayne Lynch Every four years there is a dominant salmon run in early October of Sockeye Salmon at Adams River - read more.

Hydra and bud by Robert Berdan ©

Photomicrography of Hydra - a model for studying regeneration and aging by Dr. Robert Berdan. The name Hydra was derived from a serpentine water monster in Greek and Roman mythology - this article shows Hydra that lives in fresh water. It is used in research to study regeneration and aging - read more.

Euchlanis dilatata - a rotifer common in pond water  by Robert Berdan ©

Photographing Rotifers by Dr. Robert Berdan An interest in Rotifers started after microscopist Anthony van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) described them in a letter from 1687. These microscopic organisms live in water including ponds - read more

Spirostomum minus (top) and Urocentrum turbo (bottom) - both are common ciliates in fresh water by Robert Berdan ©

Photographing Ciliates by Dr. Robert Berdan You may have been introduced to Paramecium in biology class, a single celled (unicellular) "simple" ciliate found in pond water. Only ciliates are not simple but some of the most complex cells on the planet - read more.

Tardigrada - water bear by Robert Berdan ©

How to Collect and Photograph Water Bears (Tardigrades) by Dr. Robert Berdan As a biologist and photographer I am drawn to the beauty that is all around us; sometimes it's big and sometimes it's small - learn about water bears here.

Turtle Rotifer by Robert Berdan

Tips on How to Take Better Pictures with a Microscope - Photomicrography Dr. Robert Berdan In this article I share some tips on how to take better photomicrographs with a light microscope - read more.


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