Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’

Calvin Klein Cologne Can Help You Snap Photos of Jaguars in the Wild

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If you’re a scientist looking to snap photographs of jaguars in the wild, how do you go about luring them to your camera? You might be thinking that you’ll need to bring along some kind of meat, but there’s a tool that’ll fit much more neatly in your camera bag: cologne.

That’s right: field biologists have discovered that scents designed to please human noses are actually quite effective at bringing the big cats into an area for a photo shoot.
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Photographer Captures Amazing Shot of a Lucky Seal Narrowly Escaping a Shark

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“You should’ve seen it! I was that close to the dude’s teeth!” No doubt there was some pretty excited talk going around a South African seal colony recently, after a young pup narrowly escaped a shark attack by balancing on the great white’s nose.

Irish wildlife photographer David “Baz” Jenkins captured the decisive moment in an image that’s quickly gone viral worldwide. Read more…

Crazy Remote Camera Deer Footage, Or: When Far Side Comics Come to Life

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As a kid, did you ever read a Far Side comic like this one and think, “you know what, it could be true!” Now that you’re an adult you’ve probably let go of such childish notions, but then again… you know what, it could be true!

Thanks to remote wildlife cameras, we’ve been treated to a veritable bear hoedown at the local scratching tree, and now we also have the following footage which captured what seems to be a cartoon-like slap-fight between two wild deer. Read more…

Remote Wildlife Camera Snags Amazing Shots of Eagle Taking Down Deer

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Before today, if you were to ask me who would win in a fight, an eagle or a deer, I would probably have bet on the deer given the obvious size advantage. But recently released shots from a wildlife camera set up in a remote corner of Siberia show how wrong I would be. Read more…

Using Crowdsourcing and Satellite Cams to Help Protect Endangered Animals

Remote cameras are a great way to shoot wildlife, and have captured to some pretty incredible photos and footage over the years. An example that comes readily to mind is the amazing Bear ‘dance party’ captured by one of Park Ranger Glenn Naylor’s wildlife cams back in July.

The Instant Wild project also uses remote cameras, but their purpose is a little different. Their cameras are helping to protect some of the world’s most endangered species … with a little help from you. Read more…

Photographing the Endangered European Red Squirrel

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Red squirrels are my favourite subject to photograph. They each have their own individual personalities, and I love to try and capture their characters in my images. Their natural curiosity makes them great photography subjects, as they will quickly get used to my presence and act naturally in front of me.
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Photographer Learns Why You Shouldn’t Get Too Close to Wild Moose

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Norwegian photographer Arvid Strømnes learned a lesson earlier this week about why you shouldn’t get too close to wild animals while trying to capture them on camera.
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Intense Macro Photos of Ants Battling to the Death

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Want to see some action-packed photographs on a really small scale? Look no further than photographer Alex Wild‘s collection of photos titled “Ants Fighting.” It’s a series of macro photographs showing various species of ants engaged in intense battles to the death.
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How Not to Photograph a Deer in the Wild from a Safe Distance

Back in March 2011, British adventure photographer Dan Milner went on a 9-day photo shoot in the Scottish Highlands for Transworld Snowboarding magazine. While there, he endured blizzards, 100MPH winds, -20° temperatures, and being headbutted in the lens by a wild stag.

It’s true: the video above proves it.
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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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