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Photographing Rhinos in Kenya

As I was winding up the fieldwork for Land of Giants, my book about "big tusker" elephants, I shifted focus to another of Tsavo’s majestic inhabitants: the black rhino. Tsavo West is one of the most ruggedly wild and beautiful landscapes I have encountered in Africa, and a fitting bastion for these ancient mammals.

This Elephant Doesn’t Like Having Its Picture Taken

A high school girl was traveling in Zambia, Africa, last month when she came across an elephant that apparently hates having its picture taken. When the girl pulled out her smartphone to snap a photo, the elephant lashed out with its trunk and smacked the phone out of her hands.

Turtle Wears GoPro, Captures Exciting Pond Life

Kyle Naegeli, AKA The Fish Whisperer, recently strapped a GoPro camera to the back of a turtle and let it go inside a small pond. As the 4-minute video above shows, some fascinating turtle's-eye views of the world resulted.

Watch a Model Pose with a Crocodile in an Underwater Photo Shoot

Here's a photo shoot you probably shouldn't attempt yourself: photographer Ken Kiefer recently took his wife (underwater model Kimber Kiefer) and two other models into the crocodile-infested waters of the Chinchorro Banks in Mexico for a photo shoot. The goal was to shoot underwater glamour photos of the models right next to the fearsome reptiles.

This Fearless Photographer Stood Up to a Polar Bear

Photographer Maxim Deminov was taking pictures of polar bears in Cape Kozhevnikov, Russia, when one curious polar bear decided to approach him and his camera. Instead of fleeing, Deminov repeatedly stood up to the animal and shooed it away. The encounter was captured in the 3.5-minute video above.

11 Tips for Photographing Your Dog or Cat Like a Pro

In order to make your snapshots stand out above the rest by making them look professional, incorporating several creative elements can do just that. I am often asked by pet owners how to get the best shots of their furry companions with a basic camera.