animalphotography

Photo of a Curious Hare Wins Nature Photographer of the Year 2020

The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) has revealed the winners of this year's GDT Nature Photographer of the Year: a stunning set of images of the natural world that range from wildlife photos, to landscapes, to "water," which got a special category all its own this year.

Photo of Gutsy Urban Fox Wins 2020 Mammal Photographer of the Year

The Mammal Society has announced the winners of the (oddly-specific) Mammal Photographer of the Year competition, awarding the top prize to an amateur photographer from East London who captured a local fox staring him down through a car's windscreen, looking for food.

This May Be the Oldest Known Photo of a Living Animal

There are plenty of well-known firsts in the history of photography, but the question of what the oldest animal photo is has thus far been an unsettled one. But a newly-surfaced photo of cows may possibly be the oldest animal photograph discovered thus far.

Playful Portraits of Kittens Mid-Pounce

Photographer Seth Casteel made his viral name by photographing dogs and puppies, dogs and puppies underwater to be exact. But for his latest project, Pounce, he's ventured over to the dark side ... where they are kittens.

Adorable Portraits of Rescued Baby Sloths

Photographer and conservationist Sam Trull originally moved to Costa Rica to study primates... then she met her first sloth. It was Slothlove at first sight, which is, incidentally, also the title of her first photo book dedicated to adorable portraits of rescued sloths.

Heartwarming Portraits of Senior Dogs Pay Tribute to Aging Pets

The artist statement Nancy LeVine sent us for her series Senior Dogs Across America begins with a paragraph that left this writer in tears—a tribute to the two dogs she had to let go of. "I loved them passionately," she writes. "To the quiet, exquisite presence of each aged dog, I honor them with this work."

Dogs and Peanut Butter: A Match Made in Photo Book Heaven

If you have a dog, you know the magic of the substance known as peanut butter—a small smudge on their nose and they'll be busy for the next 30 minutes. And now, animal photographer Greg Murray is capturing this magic in his photo book For the Love of Peanut Butter.

Polish Photographer Shares Her Passion for Pooches with Extraordinary Puppy Portraiture

Alicja Zmyslowska is a Polish photographer with a passion and a gift for capturing puppies... lots and lots of puppies. From family portraits of pooches and their siblings to sports photos of dogs running through courses, she photographs anything and everything that has to do with man’s best friend, and manages to make her photos stand out from the plethora of dog imagery out there.

Beautiful Studio Portraits of Birds in Flight

Photographer Paul Nelson spends the majority of his time shooting commercial work for big name clients like MAC Cosmetics or Target. But when the flow of work began to slow to a trickle over the past couple of years, he embarked on a personal project that he hoped would remind him why he loved photography.

Thus was born Aviary. Shot in partnership with Springbook Nature Center, the photo series captures beautiful studio-style portraits of birds taking flight as they're released back into the wild.