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America From 500 Feet II
ISBN: 1-935001-06-x

America from 500 FeetBy Bill Fortney and Mark Kettenhofen

In America From 500 Feet II you will travel along with Bill Fortney and Mark Kettenhofen as we rediscover the essential iconic America. From coast to coast, majestic mountains to desolate deserts, the unusual to the historically significant, you will once again fall in love with our country! Bill and Mark, world-class photographers, flew ultra light aircraft (powered parachutes) in more than fifty locations nationwide to vividly capture through top quality photos the unique and diverse beauty of America. In each exciting chapter you will learn the compelling story behind the full-color images while you smile, laugh, and cry as you are touched by the great stories that make up our American dream.

America is more than beautiful lands and bustling cities; it’s the story of how we became the great country we’ve become.  Throughout the book you will share our spirit of exploration, kindness, and sacrifice that is the essence of America. Come and join us on this unique and wondrous journey!

This large 12" by 9" hardbound coffee-table volume features hundreds of magnificent images that can be enjoyed by everyone.

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About the Photographer/Author
Bill Fortney is a professional photographer of 38 years experience.  Bill has been a newspaper and magazine photojournalist, & sports photographer, (He was the official photographer for the Washington Redskins in their strike-shortened Super Bowl Championship season). Bill has done medical photography, commercial, and annual report work. For the last fifteen years Bill has been one of America’s leading nature photographers, founding the Great American Photography Workshop company.

A much sought-after speaker, Bill was once called in a newspaper article, “the Will Rogers of Photography."  His best selling books include: The Nature of AmericaAmerica From 500 FeetAmerican Vision,  and Bill Fortney’s Great Photography Workshop: Getting Serious About Outdoor Photography.  Bill’s book sales well exceed 100,000 copies, making him one of the top photographer/authors in America.  America From 500 Feet was one of the largest-selling aviation photography books of all time. Six years ago Bill joined Nikon as a Nikon Professional Services technical representative. He covers the Southern U.S. and is Nikon’s liaison representative for the natural history market for all of America. In 2003 Bill was named a Fellow by the North American Nature Photographers Association. Bill lives in Corbin, Kentucky, (when he is not on a Delta jet), with his wife Sherelene. He has three adult children and six grandchildren.

Mark Kettenhofen discovered photography at 14-years-old. With more than 30-years experience behind the camera, he has never looked back with any doubt in his choice of making pictures for a living. His exploits include a 20-year tour in the US Navy as a photojournalist and naval aircrew man. As an avid adventure photographer, Mark’s photographic travels include documenting his 3-month bicycling journey across America, a two-week documentation of the Galapagos Islands and an expedition to Base Camp to celebrate 40th Anniversary of the first American Summit of Everest. Mark has documented numerous world events in his 30-years as a photographer – including the Gulf War, Hurricane Katrina, multiple Olympics, NASA shuttle launches, and Presidential Inaugurations. Mark has traveled the world lecturing, educating and photographing for Nikon for more than 8 years. He shares his love of life with his wife Veronica and their two boys Marcelo and Martin at their ranch in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

12" x 9" hardbound, with full-color dust jacket
208 pages with hundreds of full-color photographs

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