wildlife

Photographing the Winter Wildlife of Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park is the oldest national park in the United States, having been established on March 1st, 1872. While Yellowstone is home to incredible landscapes and countless geothermal features such as Old Faithful Geyser and Grand Prismatic Spring, it is also a wildlife photographer’s paradise. This winter, OM SYSTEM Ambassadors Tiffany Taxis and Arthur Lefo visited Yellowstone in search of capturing incredible moments to add to their wildlife portfolio.

Photographing a Pacific Wren in the Redwood Forests of California

During a short visit to the beautiful redwood forests of northern California, I spent a morning photographing a Pacific Wren. My goal with this outing was to capture this tiny bird in its massive habitat and try my best with a few photos to show the scale of the huge forest.

World Nature Photography Awards 2024 winning photographs

Glorious Gannet Portrait Wins World Nature Photography Awards

The World Nature Photography Awards announced the winners of its 2024 contest, celebrating the best in nature and wildlife photography. British photographer Tracey Lund won the top prize for her stunning portrait of a pair of gannets swimming off the coast of the Shetland Islands.

Nikon is all-in on wildlife photography with the Nikkor Z system

Nikon Is All-In on Wildlife Photography, and I Love It

Nikon has long been a popular choice for amateur and professional wildlife photographers. Since the days of its film and digital SLR cameras, it has committed to engineering robust cameras with swift autofocus and making top-tier telephoto lenses. That same focus persists in the mirrorless age, perhaps even more.

Photographer Captures Leopard Eating Crocodile in Tree

Years of traveling the plains of the Mara have etched countless wildlife encounters into my memory. From the heart-stopping chase of a cheetah to the tender moments in prides of lions.

On Safari: A Hands-On With the New OM System OM-1 Mark II

With the announcement of the OM SYSTEM OM-1 Mark II and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150-600 F5.0-6.3 IS Lens, wildlife photography has never been more accessible. Professional wildlife photographer Andy Rouse recently used both on a wildlife safari in the Masai Mara, and he shares exclusively with PetaPixel his favorite images and initial impressions of the kit's wildlife performance.

Tarantula Migration images by Devon Matthews and Kristi Odom

Photographers Celebrate One of Nature’s Most Misunderstood Creatures

Every fall, as the days get shorter and colder, a groundswell of tarantulas takes over the landscape of La Junta, Colorado, and the surrounding southeastern Colorado region. Conservation and wildlife photographers Devon Matthews and Kristi Odom were on site this year to document the incredible annual event.

7 Tips To Improve Your Macro Photography

French photographer Emilie Talpin did not pick up her first camera until 2018 but within just a few years, she became both an OM SYSTEM Ambassador and a highly respected photo educator best known for her favorite photography genres: macro and nature.

PetaPixel favorite stories 2023

Our Favorite PetaPixel Stories of 2023

This year has been a fascinating one in the world of photography, and like every year, it was full of incredible highs, devastating lows, and everything in between.

NANPA Showcase 2024

The Splendid Nature Photos That Won NANPA’s 2024 Showcase

The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) has announced the winners of the 2024 edition of its flagship photo contest, the NANPA Showcase. Featuring 24 beautiful winning images across six categories, the 2024 Showcase delivers some of the most spectacular nature photography of the year.

Photos of Florida’s Fight to Protect Threatened Burrowing Owls

Cape Coral, Florida, a city experiencing unprecedented growth. While great for their economy, the economic boom is disastrous for wildlife, especially species that thrive in open, treeless areas. In particular, the burrowing owl population is suffering as its habitat shrinks.