Want to see some wonderful photographs, reminiscent of Ansel Adams? Then check out the works of Sebastiao Salgado, a Brazilian born photographer who has worked out of Paris for many years. He has a new book, Genesis, and his works are being exhibited at a number of places in the world (Natural History Museum, London, UK; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto). In the book his focus is on the natural world, including human (indigenous peoples), fauna (penguins, albatross, whales, for example) and wilderness (infrequently traveled places). His images are exclusively in black and white.
Shot from Navajo Native American territory, this breathtaking image captures the junction of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers, at the gateway to the Grand Canyon National Park, in Arizona in the United States. (2010.)
The vast tail of a Southern right whale, photographed near Argentina in 2004.
Here’s a web site where you can get a flavour of his work. For more sites, google his name.