Posts Tagged ‘wildlifephotography’

Can Your DSLR Nail Focus on a Flying Dragonfly? The Canon 7D Mark II Can

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We’ve seen one video demonstration of the Canon 7D Mark II’s impressive AutoFocus system, and we’ve heard the amazing specs, but it’s a picture of a dragonfly that really drove home the point, for us, of how good this system is at locking focus on a moving subject. Read more…

The ‘Lost Wallet’ Technique and 10 Other Great Tips for Photographing Wildlife

So you just got yourself a great telephoto lens and you’re aching to go shoot some wildlife (with a camera), but you have no idea what you’re doing. You shoot landscapes, or street photography, or sports, but wildlife is a mystery.

Have no fear, because Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens is here with some solid tips from none other than his father, a seasoned wildlife photographer who shot for the likes of National Geographic and the Audubon Society for many years. Read more…

The Photography of Carlos Perez Naval: the 9-Year-Old Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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With the photograph above, titled “Stinger in the Sun,” 9-year-old Carlos Perez Naval from Spain recently claimed the title of Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He beat out kids almost twice his age, and has earned himself the kind of recognition and praise many wildlife photographers can only hope for. Read more…

Herds of Wildebeest Look Like Swarms of Ants in This Engrossing ‘Great Migration’ Time-Lapse

Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas — a favorite of both meerkats and PetaPixel — recently captured this time-lapse of the ‘Great Migration’ of wildebeest in Northern Serengeti, Tanzania. Read more…

Drone Gets Too Close to Ram, Ram Knocks Down Drone and Chases Down Photographer

General wisdom is that you should keep a respectful distance between yourself and the animals you’re photographing. If you don’t, you — or in this case the buzzing drone you were using in your stead — might be punished for your folly.

Enter YouTube user Buddhanz1, his FPV quadcopter, and an angry ram he says he rescued and now looks after. Read more…

Full-Time Dentist Captures Stunning Photographs of African Wildlife in His Spare Time

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Jaco Marx is a dental surgeon by profession and a photographer and conservationist by passion. Currently living in central South Africa, Marx spends much of the limited free time he has photographing the African wilderness, both to simply enjoy his passion, as well as to document the wildlife and Earth around him. And the results are nothing short of gorgeous. Read more…

Video: 500 lb Grizzly Tries to Have a Wildlife Photographer’s GoPro for Lunch

British wildlife photographer Chris Weston recently had one of the most interesting ‘first time’ GoPro experiences of anyone out there: upon setting the camera up for the very first time, it nearly got swallowed by a 500 lb grizzly bear. Read more…

Gorgeous Video Captures a Day in the Life of Wildlife Photographer Asgeir Helgestad

It takes more than nice gear and a healthy dose of luck to be a good wildlife photographer, as Norwegian photographer Asgeir Helgestad knows all too well. “You have got to be a little bit [of an] animal psychologist,” he says, explaining that you have to understand how the animals will act, anticipate what they’re going to do, and know where they’re going to be.

Put together as part of a video series by RED, called RED Collective, this absolutely stunning five-minute video takes a bit of a behind the scenes look at why Helgestad became so enamored with wildlife photography and what it his he tries to share through his imagery. Read more…

An Intro to the Life & Work of World Press Photo-Winning Wildlife Photog Ingo Arndt

Multiple–time World Press Photo Winner Ingo Arndt has traveled the world shooting for the likes of Geo, National Geographic and BBC, all the while bringing in an arm-full of awards. And in the above video, DW gives us a brief look into some of his most recent works including Animal Architecture and Coastal Bears. Read more…

A Passion for Africa: Interview with Award-Winning Wildlife Photog Morkel Erasmus

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Morkel Erasmus is an award-winning wildlife photographer based out of South Africa. He has an abiding passion for his country and its animals, which comes out in his beautiful photography that is perhaps best described as ‘intimate.’ You can find more of his work on his website, blog and 500px, or by following him on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

We recently sat down with Erasmus (digitally of course) to talk about his work and see if he had any words of wisdom to share with the wildlife photography fans who read PetaPixel. Read more…