Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’

BBC Film Crew Captures Time-Lapse of Underwater “Icicle of Death”

Here’s an amazing clip from the BBC series Frozen Planet. The film crew used time-lapse photography to capture “brinicle” forming under sea ice. As the beautiful icicle forms, it also becomes deadly — once it touches down, the resulting web of ice kills the slow-moving life on the sea floor. You can read more about the phenomenon here.

Incredible Photos that Fill the Frame with Flocks of Birds

Photographer Carolyn Marks Blackwood’s Birds project contains photographs in which birds dominate the frame.
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Wildlife Photographer Captures Beautiful Display of Crocodile Eyes

Photographer Daniel Fox captured this beautiful (and spooky) photograph of dozens of pairs of caiman eyes staring back at him in the darkness.

Depending on the angle between the reptile and the camera flash, a different colour is produced. Caiman eyes have a layer called tapetum behind their retina, containing crystals that reflect light and make night vision possible. [#]

The photograph was made at a Yacare Pora farm in Ituzaingo, Argentina.


Image credit: Photograph by Daniel Fox and used with permission

Breathtaking Murmuration of Starlings Caught on Camera

Sophie Windsor Clive was canoeing on the River Shannon in Ireland when she came across one of nature’s most beautiful phenomenon: a murmuration of starlings. This is when vast numbers of starlings fly together in giant, cloud-like formations. Luckily for Sophie, she had her camera handy.
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Amazing Macro Photos of Animal Eyes

After seeing his close-up photographs of human eyes become enormously popular last year, photographer Suren Manvelyan turned to a more difficult subject: animals. He somehow managed to create a series of photographs showing the stunning eyes of animals ranging from crocodiles to horses.
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Swedish Wildlife Photographer of the Year Admits to Faking Photos

A huge photo scandal erupted over in Sweden this past weekend after a well-known and award-winning wildlife photographer admitted to faking some of his photographs. Terje Helleso — a nature photographer who was named Nature Photographer of the Year by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 — was discovered to have published multiple images in which stock photographs of hard-to-find animals were Photoshopped into nature scenes.
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Shooting African Wildlife with a RC DSLR

Last year we featured the work of Matthew and William Burrard-Lucas, two brothers who mounted their Canon DSLR to a remote-controlled car to shoot close-up photographs of dangerous African animals. The behind-the-scenes video above was just published yesterday, and shows the RC DSLR being driven up to different animals, all of which are clearly thinking, “what the heck is this thing”? They should offer these “BeetleCams” for sale. I want one.

Eagle Owl Attacking Camera at 1000fps

While we’re on the topic of high-speed cameras (and slow motion videos), here’s a beautiful slow-motion video of an eagle owl “attacking” a camera, shot at 1,000fps with a Photron FASTCAM SA2. The new Phantom v1610 camera announced today can record footage 1000 times slower than this.

(via kottke.org)

Footage Shot at 3400mm+ on a RED Epic

Photographer Vincent Laforet recently attached a Canon 600mm f/4 lens with a 2X converter to a $58,000 RED Epic camera using a yet-to-be-released mount, capturing some great footage of a lake at more than 3400mm (in 35mm terms).

While long lenses are nothing new in the motion picture world – this type of resolution combined with Canon’s Image Stabilization technology is utterly impressive and should be a huge hit with wildlife and sports photographers around the world.

This is once again an example of technology allowing us to pull things off we once thought impossible (or could be done with a lot of additional technology)

It’s a beautiful look at what the world looks like when you’re at a focal length powerful enough to peer closely at the moon.

One Degree: A Canon 600mm w 2X Extender on the RED Epic [Vicent Laforet]

Gerber Steady Multi-tool Includes a Has for Outdoorsy Photo-enthusiasts

Multi-tools are pretty convenient when you’re wandering around the great outdoors, but they’ve never really been a friend specifically to photographers. That changes with Gerber’s new Steady multi-tool, which turns into a mini-tripod using fold-out legs on one side and a fold-out tripod screw on the other. It also has 11 other useful tools to help you get things done. The Steady will be available starting in Spring 2012 for $65.

(via Uncrate)


Thanks for the tip, Drew!