Posts Tagged ‘africa’

Herds of Wildebeest Look Like Swarms of Ants in This Engrossing ‘Great Migration’ Time-Lapse

Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas — a favorite of both meerkats and PetaPixel — recently captured this time-lapse of the ‘Great Migration’ of wildebeest in Northern Serengeti, Tanzania. Read more…

BTS: Climbing 2,500 Feet to Photograph One of the Most Inaccessible Churches in Africa

There are some things in this world that are impossible to photograph without the willingness to make a little sacrifice and step out of your comfort zone. Such was the case with photographer Philip Lee Harvey, who took it upon himself to photograph what is referred to by some as the ‘world’s most dangerous church.’
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Photos and Video Captured with a Remote-Controlled Lion-Proof Camera Housing

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Getting up close and personal with large lions is really only an option for a few people in this world; for the rest of us, capturing close-ups requires a bit of engineering. Enter wildlife photographer Steve Mandel and his LionCam. Read more…

Photographer Marina Cano Captures Wild Animals in Their Most Unguarded Moments

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Spanish photographer Marina Cano has been taking photographs since she was a teenager. Years later, she’s amassed an incredible portfolio and several awards for both her landscape and wildlife photography, the latter of which it’s taking all of our energy not to use ‘click-bait’ words to describe.

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Powerful Portraits Capture ‘The Last Generation’ of The African Custom of Scarification

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Abidjan-based photographer Joana Choumali recently captured and put together an incredibly powerful portrait series titled Hââbré, The Last Generation. The hard-hitting collection of images shows some of the final faces of scarification, the ancient practice of cutting the flesh to form permanent markings. Read more…

Beautiful Aerial Photographs of Africa Captured Through the Window of a Cessna

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Photographer Joel Krahn has spent the last two years of his life putting his time and talents towards helping non-profits. And after two years of doing this work in his hometown of Vancouver, he was given the opportunity to take his endeavors overseas and shoot with On-Field Media, a media division of Nairobi-based organization Africa Inland Mission.

Over the course of the three months he was there, Krahn captured a gorgeous collection of aerial landscapes of the African environment — from the Nile River weaving its way through South Sudan to rural villages in Kenya.

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Full-Time Dentist Captures Stunning Photographs of African Wildlife in His Spare Time

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Jaco Marx is a dental surgeon by profession and a photographer and conservationist by passion. Currently living in central South Africa, Marx spends much of the limited free time he has photographing the African wilderness, both to simply enjoy his passion, as well as to document the wildlife and Earth around him. And the results are nothing short of gorgeous. Read more…

A Passion for Africa: Interview with Award-Winning Wildlife Photog Morkel Erasmus

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Morkel Erasmus is an award-winning wildlife photographer based out of South Africa. He has an abiding passion for his country and its animals, which comes out in his beautiful photography that is perhaps best described as ‘intimate.’ You can find more of his work on his website, blog and 500px, or by following him on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

We recently sat down with Erasmus (digitally of course) to talk about his work and see if he had any words of wisdom to share with the wildlife photography fans who read PetaPixel. Read more…

African Migrants Looking for Cell Signal by Moonlight Wins World Press Photo 2013

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Last year’s World Press Photo of the Year award went to a controversial image of a funeral procession in Gaza, City. This year’s winning photo doesn’t strike the same tragic nerve as last year’s, and yet it makes such a powerful statement about technology and our global community that we immediately understood why it took home the top prize. Read more…

GoPro Teams Up with Zoologist to Show You What It’s Like to Cuddle with Lions

This’ll video will wake you up… or at least make you feel like your Friday isn’t NEARLY as exciting as it could be. As part of their Hero3+ Adventure Series, GoPro teamed up with zoologist Kevin Richardson (better known as the Lion Whisperer) to show the special bond he shares with the big cats and shed light on the dilemma of habitat loss. Read more…