Posts Tagged ‘elephants’

Behind the Scenes: A Photo Shoot with the World’s Largest Land Mammal

If you think working with models in a standard studio environment is difficult, you might want to take a look at this. Zurich-based photographer Peter Hebeisen and Circus Director Franco Knie teamed up to plan out and photograph a shoot with the newest addition to the elephant crew, Kalaya. Read more…

Ethereal Elephant Photo Crowned Wildlife Photo of the Year

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Each year, London’s Natural History Museum hands out awards for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and the winner of this year’s competition brought home top prize with an ethereal, beautiful and accidental photo of elephants at a watering hold in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana. Read more…

Photographer Peter Beard on His Love of Nature and the Magic of Photography

Over the course of his wild and fascinating life, 75-year-old Peter Beard has made a name for himself as photographer, artist, author and playboy alike. Still, his legacy lies in the incredible photographs he has brought back from countless trips to Africa.

Whatever his fans and detractors call him, his dedication to the natural world is unquestionable, and in the short film above, he shares a few of his thoughts on nature, photography and how he has used one to tell stories about the other. Read more…

BeetleCam Shoots African Wildlife Up Close

The BeetleCam is a remote controlled car that has a Canon 400D DSLR and two flash units strapped to the top. It’s the brainchild of brothers Will & Matt Burrard-Lucas, award-winning wildlife photographers based in the UK, and allows them to capture some unique photographs of some of Africa’s most dangerous animals.

William tells us,

We are brothers from the UK specialising in wildlife photography. We aim to use teamwork and ingenuity to take unusual shots of wild animals. Recently we embarked on a project to photograph African wildlife from a ground level perspective using a camera mounted on top of a four-wheel drive remote control buggy called BeetleCam. We took BeetleCam to Tanzania and photographed lions, elephants and buffalo with it. The project proved to be a great success and we managed to get some amazing photographs from a unique perspective.

For more photographs from the BeetleCam, and some videos of the cam in action, check out the BeetleCam project page.


Image credits: Photographs by Will & Matt Burrard-Lucas and used with permission