Wednesday, January 23, 2008

International Polar Year stamps

In 2007 I had a few images selected for publication in a souvenir stamp set commemorating the International Polar Year, which extends from March 2007 to March 2009. The two photos selected represent the people and wildlife of the arctic region, and were taken here in Alaska. The IPY is a large scientific program that will involve over 200 projects, including thousands of scientists from over 60 nations. They will examine a wide range of physical, biological and social research topics focusing on the Arctic and Antarctic.

International Polar Year Souvenir commemorative stamp set.

Polar bear on ice berg, Beaufort sea, Alaska.
Canon 1Ds Mark II, 500mm f4.0L IS, w/2x converter, 1/500 sec @f10, ISO 200

Inupiaq woman (Bertha Leavitt), Barrow, Alaska
Canon EOS3, 70-200mm f2.8L IS, 1/250 @f4.0, Fuji RDP 100

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