Posts Tagged ‘wildlifephotography’

Wildlife Camera Captures Cougar Cubs and Their Mom Feeding on a Deer

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A couple of weeks ago, one of the National Park Service’s remote cameras struck gold. Installed to check up on some cubs the park hadn’t seen since tagging them at 3 weeks old, the camera did one heck of a job and returned over 350 high-quality images of the two cubs and their momma feeding on a deer carcass over two days in Malibu Creek State Park. Read more…

The Incredible Story Behind the First Ever Photos of a Snow Leopard Making a Kill

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When it comes to wildlife photography, the Snow Leopard is almost unicorn-like. No, it’s not mythical, but it’s almost as hard to capture one of these infamous “gray ghosts of the Himalayas” on camera as it is to track down a creature that doesn’t actually exist.

Imagine, then, how amazed the people on a recent INDRI Ultimate Wildlife Tour were when they got to watch AND photograph a Snow Leopard making a successful kill — a world’s first. Read more…

Elk from Headbutting Incident Put Down by National Park, Photographer Appalled

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A couple of days ago we shared a video/story that has since gone viral across the Internet. The video showed photographer James York getting into a bit of a headbutting match with a young bull elk who took an interest in his gear before getting aggressive.

Today we’ve found out that the elk in question has since been put down by Rangers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, leaving much of the internet and York himself saddened and speechless. Read more…

Photographer Gets in a Tussle with an Elk, Fortunately Escapes Unharmed

We’ve seen photographs of wildlife that run the gamut from cute to ‘Far Side,‘ but it’s important never to forget that wild animals are, after all, wild… and therefore dangerous. One photographer was reminded when he found himself in a tense standoff with a young bull elk on the side of the road. Read more…

Tamron Has a Shiny New 150-600mm Lens in the Works, Will be Its Longest Zoom Yet

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Here’s a little gear porn to keep your G.A.S. revving this Thursday. Japanese lens manufacturer Tamron has officially announced that it is working on a 150-600mm f/5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom lens that will replace the company’s current 200-500mm lens and become the longest focal length zoom in its lineup. Read more…

Andean Bears Like Their Privacy, Caught Destroying WiIdlife Cameras

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Looks like Kanye West and his ilk aren’t the only ones with paparazzi issues. Newly released images from the Wildlife Conservation Society captured endangered Andean bears repeatedly trying (and sometimes succeeding) to destroy camera traps set up to monitor their behavior. Read more…

Ethereal Elephant Photo Crowned Wildlife Photo of the Year

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Each year, London’s Natural History Museum hands out awards for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and the winner of this year’s competition brought home top prize with an ethereal, beautiful and accidental photo of elephants at a watering hold in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana. 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…

CEO Chooses Wildlife Photography and Philanthropy Over Retirement

Over the course of his 40+ year business career, Brian Hampton took the lead as CEO of 5 successful companies. Through it all, however, he had a passion for photography that never waned. And so, now that he’s retired from the business world and has time to spend pursuing that passion, he’s turned what was once a hobby into an incredibly successful wildlife photography career — as long as you don’t equate making money with success. Read more…