Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’

Intense Macro Photos of Ants Battling to the Death

ferruginea1-L copy

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.
Read more…

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.
Read more…

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

grafficpark

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.
Read more…

Gloomy Portraits of Zoo Animals Living In their Manmade Worlds

modernwilderness-7

When people take pictures of captive animals in zoos, oftentimes their goal is to shoot the images in a way that makes the animals appear to be in the wild. Photographer Daniel Zakharov does no such thing. Rather than make the glass, bars, and concrete disappear off to the sides of the frame, Zakharov intentionally captures the fact that the animals are found in unnatural environments.
Read more…

Bird Photographers Beware: Birdsong Apps May Seriously Disrupt Wildlife

birdphotography1

In a warning published on its website, the UK’s Dorset Wildlife Trust is attempting to educate bird photographers of the dangers posed by using birdsong apps to lure certain species in view of your lens. Read more…

Caught on Camera: Surprise Underwater Encounter with a Humpback Whale

Want to photograph or film a humpback whale underwater? Try listening for its “song.” The video above, uploaded by YouTube user westh2o, shows a surprise underwater encounter he and a group of divers had with a large humpback whale back in October 2011 (the actual encounter is at 3m20s).
Read more…

Photography Project Exposes Wonders of Backyard Biology

MM-SI-120710-012336

You may never take local birds and weeds for granted again after spending some time with Meet Your Neighbors, a photo project aimed at documenting the huge variety of the biosphere one species at a time. Read more…

Beautiful Close-Up Underwater Photos of Luminous Sea Creatures

joshualambus-1

Photographer Joshua Lambus has put together a beautiful series of photographs showing luminous creatures of the deep glowing with light against a pitch-black background. The project is titled “Blackwater.”
Read more…

Photographing a Dogfight Between Two Eagles

jaWWII4

Here’s the story of how I was in the right-place at the right-time for a special series of eagle photographs.

I was driving down a dirt road near my house when I spotted a red-tailed hawk sitting on the ground. I pulled over for a shot, thinking it may be feeding on something, but it took off and flew across the road in front of me.
Read more…

Photographer Captures Her Daughter’s Special Bond with Wild Animals

JFdaerz

Some photographers make a name for themselves by creating portraits of children, while others create similar images of wild animals. Photographer Robin Schwartz does both — at the same time.

Since 2002, Schwartz has been photographing her daughter Amelia while the young girl interacts with all kinds of creatures in the animal kingdom. Subjects have included everything from dogs and cats to monkeys, kangaroos, and elephants.
Read more…