Posts Tagged ‘animal’

Chimpanzee Whacks Camera Drone Out of Mid-Air with a Stick

Pro tip: Don’t fly your camera drone too close to chimpanzees. They might knock it out of the air using a stick.

That’s what happened to one camera drone user over in the Netherlands while flying a drone in a zoo’s chimpanzee habitat. One of the chimps decided that “enough is enough” when it came to bearing with the pesky and loud flying object.
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This Octopus Was Trained by Sony to Take Pictures of Aquarium Visitors

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Octopuses are known to be very intelligent creatures, but one octopus over in New Zealand has one upped its peers by becoming the world’s first octopus to be trained as a photographer.
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Enhance the Eyes in Wildlife Photos to Add Some Pop

Steve Perry of Backcountry Gallery offers this short Photoshop tutorial on how you can enhance the eyes of your wildlife subjects and make them pop. He uses a Curves layer, a layer mask, and a brush to paint in some brightness. “When it comes to wildlife, it’s all about the eyes,” Perry says. Now that’s a bright eyed deer.

Octopus Grabs Camera, Photographs Photographer, and Becomes Famous

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An octopus is getting quite a bit of attention this week for its photography skills. After noticing a camera placed in its enclosure to photograph it, the eight-legged creature grabbed the camera, turned it around, and unintentionally captured a portrait of the photographer.
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Photoshop Artist Creates Wacky Animal Hybrids that are Mostly Cute and Sometimes Terrifying

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Photoshop artist and photographer Sarah DeRemer likes animals, but she doesn’t like them just the way they are. Sure, a seal is cute… and a pug is cute… but why settle on that when your Photoshop skills will let you create what she has dubbed a ‘Speal’?

DeRemer, for her part, never settles. And so, for her series of Hybrid Animals, she mixes together species that from opposite sides of the animal kingdom to create sometimes strange, sometimes cuddly, and sometimes terrifying (I’m looking at you… Shider) animals of her very own. Read more…

Dreamy Portraits of Flower Wreath-Wearing Pit Bulls Challenge the Stereotypes Surrounding the Breed

Pit Bulls, more so than most other breeds, are subjected to a great deal of prejudice and misrepresentation. Granted, there are times when said discrimination is warranted, it’s more often than not the lack of first-hand experience and knowledge, combined with society’s portrayal of the breed that lead to the misconceptions that exist.

Photographer Sophie Gamand was one of those who admittedly have a great deal of personal experience with Pit Bulls. But after spending time volunteering with a number of rescue groups, she started knowing the breed on a more personal level, appreciating them for their sweet-natured side that shines through when treated and respected properly. Thus, in an effort to shine a more proper light on these adoptable animals, she’s using her photographic abilities to create her Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution series.

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An Intro to the Life & Work of World Press Photo-Winning Wildlife Photog Ingo Arndt

Multiple–time World Press Photo Winner Ingo Arndt has traveled the world shooting for the likes of Geo, National Geographic and BBC, all the while bringing in an arm-full of awards. And in the above video, DW gives us a brief look into some of his most recent works including Animal Architecture and Coastal Bears. Read more…

Curious Octopus Attempts to Snag Entire Underwater SLR Rig from Diver

Sea creatures are out to get your cameras. Don’t believe us? Well the evidence is overwhelmingly in our favor. Sharks, crabs and manta rays have all tried to snatch photography equipment from unsuspecting camera men and women in the past, and this video shows that octopuses (octopi? moosen?) are trying to get in on the action as well. Read more…

Watch the Entire Macy’s 4th of July 2013 Fireworks Show in 59 Seconds

It wouldn’t be 4th of July weekend without a few fireworks. We already share an incredibly lucky photograph taken by New Mexico-based photographer Jason Smith that captured lightning and fireworks in one, and now we have 1,500 more photos to share. No worries, they’re mercifully arranged into a 59 second time-lapse. Read more…

Giraffic Park: When Photographing on a Safari, Beware the Hormonal Giraffes

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If you ever take your camera on a safari to photograph animals in the wild, here’s one animal you should be careful around: the giraffe.

Sure, it doesn’t have a dangerous reputation like lions or other fierce animals at the top of the food chain, but if you’re not careful around the world’s tallest terrestrial animal—especially the hormonal ones—you may quickly find yourself in a situation that’s strangely similar to a famous scene in the movie Jurassic Park.
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