Max Goldberg

Max Goldberg in the field

Max contributes wildlife photography accompanied by descriptions of his adventures. He grew up in the northern Chicago suburbs and now attends Iowa State University, majoring in aerospace engineering. In addition to flying radio-controlled planes and engineering his own RC creations, Max is a skillful wildlife photographer. You can enjoy more of his photography on Flickr.

Humpback whale breaching off the coast of Baja California. Winter Break 2015-2016

Magnificent Humpback Whales of Los Cabos

Travel to Baja California with wildlife photographer Max Goldberg and see his photos of the humpback whales. The humpback whales ...
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grizzly bears in Alaska

Wildlife Photography: Grizzly Bears in Alaska

Join Max Goldberg for some wildlife photography in Katmai National Park, photographing wild grizzly bears in Alaska. Attention armchair travelers! ...
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Grizzly Bears, Salmon, Alaska

Grizzly Bears Fishing for Salmon in Alaska

Join wildlife photographer Max Goldberg watching grizzly bears fishing for salmon in Alaska. Enjoy more of his photos of wild ...
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What does the ocean sound like? Humans and our ocean noise pollution have drastically changed the ocean soundscape, with negative impacts on marine species.

Noise Pollution in the Ocean

What does the ocean sound like? Humans and our ocean noise pollution have drastically changed the ocean soundscape, with negative ...
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Forests Alone Can’t Stop Climate Change

Forests Alone Can’t Stop Climate Change

Ecologist Nicolas Medina explains how fossil-fuel use impacts forests and drives climate change. Carbon may run deeper than you think, ...
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lunar eclipse 1, Max Goldberg

The Moon is Rusting, and Earth is Responsible

Rust in the form of hematite has been found on the Moon, and new research suggests it could be caused ...
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why do we mistrust science and scientific method?

Why do people mistrust science?

EDITORIAL “The values of science and the values of democracy are concordant, in many cases indistinguishable.” —⁠⁠⁠⁠Carl Sagan Many of ...
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Megabiota, Largest Life, Vital to Biosphere

By Mackenzie Myers @kenzwrites Large organisms such as whales, elephants, and redwoods are often featured in awe-inspiring nature documentaries, but ...
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mass extinction events

Anthropocene mass extinction: are we there yet?

By Jacqueline Mattos (@mattosjacq) In the last few decades, scientific observations have highlighted that we are now facing a mass ...
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marine mammals

Marine Mammals Need a Voice in the Fishing Industry

Marine mammals such as dolphins, porpoises, and whales are often injured or killed by commercial fishing. New policies are needed ...
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Mapping the Urban Heat Island Effect with Wicked Hot Boston

by Emily Hostetler, Sara Benson, and Roxanne Lee It’s not just in your head; Boston really is hotter in the ...
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Book: See it with a Small Telescope

Take an adventure through the universe through the lens of your telescope! Author Will Kalif tells us about his book, ...
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Why Do We Mistrust Science?

Why Do We Mistrust Science?

To most of us, uncertainty means not knowing, so you might mistrust science if you don't understand how it works ...
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professor advice for university freshmen

Tips from Professors for University Freshmen

As August draws to a close, many young people are starting their first year at college and university. To help them ...
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Yosemite Half Dome, Max Goldberg 2016

Yosemite, Half Dome in Photos

By Max Goldberg @GoldbergISD When you think of Yosemite, Half Dome probably comes to mind (it’s on the park logo, after ...
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Seabird Watching in Baja California

This is the latest addition to wildlife photographer Max Goldberg’s collection of photo essays based on his recent National Geographic ...
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Swimming with the Sea Lions

Photographer Max Goldberg continues his tale of photographing whales, sea lions, and other wildlife off the coast of Cabo San ...
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Max Goldberg photographing grizzly bears and other wildlife in Alaska

Alaska Wildlife Photography: Behind the Scenes

Hello! My name is Max Goldberg, and you may have seen multiple stories and photos of my adventures in Alaska ...
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Flight: Photo by Max Goldberg

Ruminations on Flight

By Rosalind Rude I have a friend who pilots his own aircraft. He’s been away from it for a while ...
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Bald Eagle, Kodiak Alaska

Bald Eagles of Alaskan Skies

By Max Goldberg During my last trip through Alaska, I was primarily focused on photographing the wild grizzly bears as ...
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Photographer in Alaska: Grizzly Bear Fight

Photographer in Alaska: Grizzly Bear Fight

Visit the Alaskan wilderness with wildlife photographer Max Goldberg as he photographs a violent event in the grizzly bear community ...
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lunar eclipse 1, Max Goldberg

Total Lunar Eclipse of the Heart

By Max Goldberg The lunar eclipse is something a person can see only a few times in a lifetime. Luckily ...
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Wild Alaskan Grizzly Bears, photographed by Max Goldberg

Grizzly Bears Catching Clams in Alaska

This is a continuation of our Photographer's Adventures in Alaska series. Previously from wildlife photographer Max Goldberg: Adventures with Grizzly Bears ...
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grizzly bear

Photographer in Alaska: Grazing Grizzly Bears

Did you know that grizzlies eat grass? Grazing Grizzly Bears is the second installment of wildlife photographer Max Goldberg’s latest ...
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bear catching salmon in Alaska

Photographer’s Adventures with Grizzly Bears

Up and coming wildlife photographer Max Goldberg describes his visit to Katmai National Park in Alaska to photograph grizzly bears ...
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