Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’

Photographer Narrowly Avoids the Jaws of a Hungry Crocodile

Here’s a pro tip: if you ever find yourself with a strong desire to photograph crocodiles in their natural habitat, don’t do it like the photographer in the video above (warning: it contains a bit of strong language).
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Cute Photographs of a Backyard Squirrel Doing Human Things

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Nancy Rose is a guidance counselor who lives on Canada’s east coast. When she’s not meeting up with people who need counseling, Rose enjoys spending time with a very special group of furry friends: squirrels that call Rose’s backyard their home.

In recent times, one particularly dear friend and photo subject has been Mr. Peanuts, a friendly squirrel that lives to the left of Rose’s yard, on a neighbor’s land. Rose has Mr. Peanuts pose for all kinds of cute scenes by creating scenes with tiny props, and then convincing the little guy to pose using peanuts.
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Wildlife Photographer Disguises Himself as a Swan to Get Close to Other Birds

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Wildlife photographer Henryk Janowski has an awesome and ingenious way of getting close to his subjects: he swims around in a bird blind that’s designed to look like a large white swan.
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Source to Sea: A 113-Day and 1,700-Mile Journey Down a River in 3 Minutes

Have you ever seen an entire river from start to finish, from source to sea? That’s what photographers and adventurers Will Stauffer-Norris and Zak Podmore set out to do back in October 2011. The duo spent 113 days journeying down the Green and Colorado Rivers, traveling 1,700 miles from the mountains of Wyoming to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. The journey ended in January 2012.
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Wildlife Photographer Luke Massey Talks About His Life’s Work and Passion

British photographer Luke Massey has been fascinated by the wildlife he has made a living photographing since he was a little boy stealing his sister’s camera when he went on walks. Back then he was limited to photographing the wildlife that made its home within walking distance of his front step. Today he travels all over the world.

The gear has improved, his techniques and expertise have improved, but his passion is still the same. And in this short video he talks about that passion, and drops a few tips along the way for those of you who also love snapping photos of wildlife. Read more…

Beautiful Nature Cinemagraphs Created from Wildlife Documentaries

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If you’re a fan of cinemagraphs, you should take a look at the nature cinemagraphs being created by 28-year-old Netherlands-based visual artist Marinus. He has been using frames from popular wildlife documentaries (BBC’s Winterwatch, Wonders of Life, and Natural World), turning them into beautiful animated loops that offer glimpses into the great outdoors.
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Beautiful Macro Photographs of Various Starfish Up Close

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Alexander Semenov is an underwater photographer who doubles as a zoologist specializing in invertebrate animals. He recently decided to use macro photography to explore something you’ve probably never seen before in photographs: the rough surfaces of different species of starfish.
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Mesmerizing Footage of Thousands Upon Thousands of Birds Dancing in the Sky

If you’re maintaining any of kind bucket list of things you’d like to experience before you die, you might want to think about putting “a massive murmuration of starlings” on that list. That’s what Paris-based director and photographer Neels Castillon was treated to recently, and his video documenting the encounter has been making waves on the web.
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Should Photographs Captured in Zoos Be Considered Legitimate ‘Nature’ Pics?

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National Geographic has announced the winners of its 2012 Photo Contest, which received over 22,000 entries from photographers around the world. The photograph above, captured by Ashley Vincent and titled “The Explosion!,” was chosen as the Grand Prize winner and the top image in the “Nature” category.

It’s a great capture, but there’s one thing about it that may prove to be somewhat controversial: Vincent captured the photograph in a zoo.
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Cameraman Captures What It’s Like to Be Targeted as Food by a Polar Bear

If you ever find yourself wondering what it’s like to be hunted by a hungry polar bear, just ask filmmaker Gordon Buchanan. While shooting wildlife imagery in Svalbard, Norway for a BBC series titled The Polar Bear Family and Me, Buchanan was approached by a giant 1,000lb, 8-foot-tall polar bear. Luckily for Buchanan, he was in a tiny Plexiglas enclosure. Luckily for the BBC, Buchanan was able to capture the 45-minute ordeal on film.
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