The photograph of the month for December 2020 comes from Finland during one of my expeditions to photograph Wolves and Wolverines late in Autumn (Read the Trip Report). This photograph is a great example of when it is ok to break the rules and place the subject dead centre of frame. The use of negative space to either side of the wolf helps to frame the animal and provide some context for its environment. The extremely low angle of view and soft foreground were obtained by utilising a ground level hide and by shooting the telephoto lens almost wide open. This photograph is also the cover shot for my new book Never Cry Wolf, that is now available to pre-order through my online store Melrakki Publishing.
Category: Travel Photography
Photography from around the World
Photograph of the Month November 2020 Emperors Call
The photograph of the month for November 2020 comes from deep in Antarctica during one of my expeditions to photograph Emperor Penguins at Gould Bay. This was a photograph I initially overlooked in my early edits and only recently discovered and processed. I am not quite sure why I missed it in my first editing passes, but it is a photograph I am extremely pleased with. The combination of golden light with soft cool snow and the juxtaposition of the adult and chick really work well together. The key to these type of photographs is patience. Once I find the wildlife I want to work with and have chosen the background it is then a matter of setting up and waiting for the right gesture or moment. In this case, the call of the adult Emperor and the lowered head of the chick work perfectly in opposition to each other.
Wildlife Photographic Magazine Emperor Penguin November / December 2020
The just released 2020 November / December issue of Wildlife Photographic magazine includes an article I wrote on my expeditions and experiences photographing Emperor Penguins deep in Antarctica. The article includes many photographs taken over several expeditions across multiple years. This is the fourth time I have been published in Wildlife Photographic (the last three editions were on Pallas Cat Photography, Arctic Fox Photography and Polar Bear Photography). You can purchase the individual issue or subscribe through your favourite IOS or Android device.
Guest Speaker Canberra Photo Connect November2020
This November I will be the guest speaker at Photo Connect in Canberra and will be discussing Polar Wildlife and Landscape Photography. Due to the ongoing COVID situation the speaking event will be held via ZOOM. Please contact Canberra Photo Connect to register for the free event: mailto:email@example.com
The event is being held on Saturday November the 21st at 2:30pm.
Topic: Canberra Photoconnect presents Joshua Holko on Polar Photography
Time: Nov 21, 2020 02:30 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Never Cry Wolf Photography Book Now Available for Pre-Order
Today I am very excited to announce that my new fine art photography book ‘Never Cry Wolf‘ is now available for Pre-order through my online store HERE with delivery scheduled for early next year. The book includes a selection of photographs of wild wolves photographed during the last weeks of Autumn, on the cusp of the seasonal transition to Winter. The collection includes more than forty photographs of a young wolf pack coming of age as it learns to survive in the dynamic and rapidly changing Arctic wilderness on the border between Finland and Russia. A video preview of the book can be watched below.
Designed and printed in Australia on the finest archival art matt paper the first 100 pre-order copies only include a limited edition A4 fine art print of one of the Wolf photographs. Printed on Moab Somerset Museum Rag 300gsm, the fine art pigment on paper print is the perfect accompaniment to the book. Never Cry Wolf is available for Pre-Order now for $90 AUD inc. GST (approx. $65 USD) plus postage. I hope that you enjoy the photographs and quotes from this project Never Cry Wolf.
Approximate Dimensions: 30cm x 21 cm
64 pages (over 40 photographs + quotations)