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Carmel Magazine, Winter-Spring 2019

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170 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • W I N T E R 2 0 1 9 A male southern elephant seal on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. adventures happen," says Hofman. He's also adding a few small-group photo expeditions to his schedule, including a spring 2019 excursion in Chile's Torres del Paine National Park. As they explore the striking scenery of Patagonia, participants will learn how to better capture wildlife and landscape images. A quick spin through Hofman's personal Instagram page reveals spectacular shots of Adélie penguins, Antarctic icebergs, anemones, moon jellies, polar bears, tropical palms and other natural wonders. It's an impressive portfo- lio for a self-taught photographer who picked up his first single-lens reflex (SLR) camera about a dozen years ago. "I was doing some really fun work stuff, like tagging seals and tracking bears, and I realized that I should bring a camera to record and share these things with family and friends," says Hofman, who read how-to books and started A black-browed albatross at Steeple Jason in the Falkland Islands. Regardless of the photo, Hofman hopes that his images inspire support for global preservation efforts.

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