Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’

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.

Trail Camera Snaps Up-Close Photos of a Mountain Lion Family at Mealtime

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Capturing clear and up-close photos of a mountain lion family is difficult for a photographer to do, and that’s where remote cameras can come in and help. The National Park Service recently captured a beautiful set of photos in the Santa Monica Mountains showing a mother and two kittens.
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A Frog Riding a Beetle: Is This a Real Wildlife Photo or a Bunch of BS?

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Photos of a frog riding a beetle have been flooding the Internet over the past month. Think it looks cute and adorable? Reactions to the series of photos have been split between blind praise and outrage over the authenticity of the photo-story and welfare of the subjects. So, did this scene really occur naturally as claimed? We don’t think so, and here’s why.
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Photographer Captures Weasel Riding on the Back of a Flying Woodpecker

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A photographer and birdwatcher in London has captured a strange and rare photo that has the Internet abuzz: an image showing a weasel riding on the back of a woodpecker as it flies through the air.
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Photographer Captures a Cute Squirrel Photo Shoot

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Russian photographer Vadim Trunov recently captured a series of photographs showing wild squirrels doing human things. In the snow covered forests outside the city of Voronezh in western Russia, Trunov set out some props and waited with his camera as a pair of squirrels entered his makeshift set.
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Studio Portraits of Owls That Capture Their Nobility and Personalities

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For his projects Affinity I and Affinity II, Santa Fe, New Mexico-based photographer Brad Wilson captured beautiful studio portraits of all kinds of wild animals, from birds to primates to the diverse wildlife of the African safari.

Of the 65 animal species featured, 12 of them are different types of owls. Wilson’s detailed images capture the nobility and personalities of the nocturnal birds of prey.
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Underwater Photographer Finds Himself Engulfed by a Sperm Whale ‘Poopsplosion’

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Underwater photographer Keri Wilk was swimming with sperm whales off the coast of Dominica in March 2014 when found he found himself capturing something rather unexpected: a massive whale “defecation event.”
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Photographer Accidentally Captures Rare Picture of Shark Birth, Almost Trashes It

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Photographer Attila Bicskos was diving off the coast of the Philippines last year when he spotted a thresher shark swimming by and snapped a photo. He almost tossed the photo away afterward, but it’s a good thing he didn’t: the photo is now the first recorded image showing a thresher shark giving birth.
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Hippo Lunges Out of the Water At a Photo Safari Boat

Hippos are huge, but they’re deceptively fast underwater. Photographer Craig Clive Jackson was recently on a photo safari in Botswana when the boat he was sitting in was charged by a gigantic hippopotamus. He caught the whole experience on camera in the video above.
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RC Plane Crashes Into the Sea and Captures Beautiful Underwater Scenes

MrLiftHog was flying his camera-equipped RC plane one afternoon when he became disoriented by the glare of the sun and accidentally crashed his plane into the waters below. The plane was supposed to capture some aerial imagery, but it ended up seeing beautiful sights as an underwater camera.
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