Testimonials & Endorsements

“Joe Classen is truly an outstanding wildlife and scenic photographer with the wilderness in his soul!”
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Bob Swerer
Producer of "ALONE IN THE WILDERNESS" PBS documentary
“Joe Classen is a well-recognized expert in wildlife photography, outdoor living, and philosophy. He has learned how to achieve that elusive balance of capturing the essence of the animals and their habitats in an honest, respectful and entrancing way.”
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Larry Van Daele, Ph.D
Division of Wildlife Conservation (retired) Alaska Department of Fish and Game
“As an editor, I've bought articles from Joe Classen. As a reader, I devour his perspective. He is an artist tiptoeing out on a limb in the wilderness. In his work, he beckons us to follow. He is a pathfinder and they are rare.”
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Frank Miniter
New York Times' bestselling author
“Classen's incredible photos of spectacular scenery and up-close-and-personal wildlife portraits, together with his thought-provoking prose, stir one's soul in a manner unlike that of any other outdoor writer working today.”
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Kathy Etling
Outdoor writer and author
“Joe’s eye for beautiful creatures, captured in their natural habitat, leave one with a deep, soulful longing to walk briefly in their paws and experience their lives in the wild.”
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Marc Taylor
Author of the “Hunting Hard…In Alaska!” series of books
“Joe Classen is among the best at photographing my favorite place on earth, Kodiak Island.  His intimate knowledge of the island and its wildlife has allowed him to capture Kodiak’s beauty unlike any others.”
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Gordon L. Pullar, Jr.
Director of Business Operations, Koniag, Inc.
“Joseph Classen’s pictures capture the light and the action that make his wildlife and nature photography so compelling and exciting.” 
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Scott Kaeser
Editor in Chief, Tide-mark Press