Worth The Wait

It took Ian Plant three years, two attempts, and seven combined days in the backcountry, finally to get a mere three hours of photography within the Devil’s Island sea caves. Are some things worth the wait and suffering?

Nature rarely does what we want it to. Millions of individual variables, almost all of which are outside our control, dictate how fast the wind blows, how bright the sun shines, and when and where the next wave will crash upon the shore. As landscape photographers, we are at the mercy of the elements entirely. All we can control is where, and when, we stand. As earnestly as we might pray to the weather gods, cross our fingers, or stroke our lucky rabbit’s foot, we simply cannot coax nature into a compliant state. For some images, a wide range of...

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Ian Plant is a full time professional nature photographer, writer, and adventurer. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, books and calendars, and he is a frequent contributor to Popular Photography and Outdoor Photographer magazines, among others.

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