Why landscape photography?

Landscape imagery is often about scale, grandeur and imposing, almost impossible, relief. It can equally denote a more commonplace, calming and tranquil scene. A successful landscape image is one that invites you to participate in the scene, transporting you emotionally to the depicted realm. It becomes a magnet lacking only your presence and draws you in. I have been fortunate enough to travel and work in outstanding landscapes on every continent. As a wildlife photographer I recognize the need to shoot the subject within its natural context, its unique landscape, be it a close-focus-wide-angle of an insect, reptile or amphibian or telephoto shot of a large mammal, for example, within a forest setting. It is important that the reader understands the context of the subject in question. Magazine story editors of wildlife pieces almost always require the ‘frames of reference’ that such images provide.