German wildlife photographer Ralf Schneider has been shooting the beauty of nature for 40 years. But it was only during this year that he added a feather to his photographer hat when his adorable photo of a napping Weddell seal made it to the roster of Highly Commended black and white photos in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year -- the largest wildlife photography competition in the world.
Sigma's lenses have come on in leaps and bounds in the last few years; in fact, they now produce some of the very best lenses on the market. Sigma is known for its prime lenses, but Sigma's zoom lenses are equally as great.
There's always a lot of talk about street, portrait, sports, landscape, and the documentary genres of photography, but little about the wildlife and birding genres. It seems as though lens manufacturers are taking note of the growing popularity of these two categories, though, as there are more and more lenses hitting the market now that are suited to this type of work.
Earlier this week, Sony announced their 70-350mm f4. 5-6. 3 G OSS lens alongside the A6100 and A6600 crop sensor mirrorless cameras and the 16-55mm f2. 8 G lens. The Sony E 70-350mm f4. 5-6. 3 G OSS is the company's first super-telephoto designed specifically for their crop sensor mirrorless cameras, with a 35mm Full Frame equivalent focal range of 105–525 mm.
Thinking of upgrading your lenses for shooting wildlife photography? If you're determined to do it long-term, we have just the right stuff for you. UK-based wildlife photographer and journalist Tom Mason gives a run-down of his lens recommendations, but not the way most photographers would do it.
I am an expatriate British Armed Forces veteran now living in Michigan in the United States where I have lived for the last 18 years. I am now disabled having suffered two strokes a few years ago, and also have severe arthritis due to many previous injuries.
When we go to buy cameras and lenses we barely bat an eye when it comes to dropping over four figures on new gear, but when we think about buying accessories such as tripods, the thought of spending that much probably sends shivers down ones spine.
We've been following the trips of Norweigian adventure photographer Stian Klo, who has been to some really picturesque locations, like the Finnish Lapland and Northern Italy. This time, we revisit his 2017 trip to Africa, a dream destination for intrepid travelers, adventure photographers, and wildlife photographers alike.
I Captured The Perfect Puffin Portrait, And I Can’t Get Over How Happy The Little Seabird Is About It
A picture of a happy Puffin has gone viral on Instagram recently and has been shared with over 16 million people. After staying for 2 weeks on an island off the coast of Wales in the Atlantic Ocean, I was lucky enough to get an intimate look into the habits of the characterful Atlantic Puffin.
So, you want to be a wildlife photographer? You'll definitely have to be aware of the many different dangers that come with the job. Surely, you've heard of what happens when you get too close to wild animals -- like getting chased by angry lions and elephants, close encounters with creatures that get too curious, and polar bears trying to break into protective enclosures, to state a few.
There's nothing quite like being out in nature and seeing wild animals roam the plains and the countryside, capturing images of them though can be quite tricky without the right equipment. Fortunately there are some truly impressive super zoom lenses on the market that are surprisingly affordable.
With a fascination for mountain scenery ingrained in her from childhood, one could say that Colorado-based Teresa Golden was destined to capture the grandeur of the landscape that she shares with some equally stunning wildlife.
Fujifilm are continuing to flesh out the lens lineup for their impressive GFX50S and the GFX50R Medium Format cameras, and the latest lens to join the GF family is the Fujifilm GF 100-200mm f5. 6 R LM OIS WR.
In 2018, Ami was put into the spotlight for her image of Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, in which she documented the heartbreaking final moments leading to his passing. "There are no words to adequately express the profound grief I felt then and still feel today", she says when asked about the experience.
The Micro Four Thirds platform has some truly amazing weather sealed lenses available for photographers. Whether you're a street photographer, wedding photographer, portrait artist, or are a wanderluster who likes taking pictures of their travels, there are certainly weather sealed lenses for you.
Did you score one of the amazing deals on Sony cameras over the holidays? Perhaps you're a long time Sony shooter who is looking to expand their lens collection? Either way you're spoiled for choice when it comes to weather sealed lenses on the platform.
Being able to go out into the great wide open to see magnificent animals in their natural habitats is a passion for many photographers. There is something quite magical about seeing buffalo roam the plains, or seeing eagles soaring through the sky.
The winning photos were chosen from more than 45,000 entries from 95 countries for their artistic composition, technical innovation and truthful interpretation of the natural world. The international jury awarded the grand title to Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten for his shot, titled "The Golden Couple."
How a camera should be like? Bulky, tiny, light, white, black, fast, inconspicuous, expensive, cheap, silent, with a big sensor, with a small sensor, with many megapixels, with additional features, just photography specifications? How the photographer using the camera should be? Should I be able to see things unseen, to catch a moment’s life and death, to place my inner darkness and light into my work, to seek inspiration in everything I see and feel, to seek originality in a time when the wheel has been long invented? Should I be able to experiment through what I am the world I live in without getting distracted by my camera? A tailor crafts the clothes to perfectly match the person wearing them.
October 4th, 2017 - Together with my travel companions Andree-Anne and Sabrina, we arrived late in the evening to our next location, Centre D'Attelage Équin-Star. I met the owners of this lovely place, Sébastien Boutin and Sophie Moore, last winter when I came to photograph their KWPNs for a first time.
I'm Maria Sahai, and I was born in a remote Russian Far East on the shores of Sea of Okhotsk, raised in the steppes of Southern Kazakhstan, and worked and lived all over the world since then. My family, working in the Soviet military, traveled around the former Soviet Union, including less known areas where polar bears roam freely, the aurora borealis can be seen for months, and the indigenous chukchas live in seal skin-covered yarangas.
Halfway through September of 2017, I was photographing insects and spiders at my local arboretum when I stumbled upon a colony of oak treehoppers. Oak treehoppers were on my bucket list of insects I was dying to find and photograph so I was THRILLED to have found a colony of nymphs (immature insects)! As I photographed the nymphs, I noticed a single adult a few inches away on the same twig.
I traveled to the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador for one week and was surprised at the variety of animals there. However, sea lions were the animal that caught my eye. I posted other photos of sea lions here on Bored Panda, and people seemed to love them, so I thought I would post some more! I have so many photos of sea lions because they were literally everywhere!
As a creative portrait photographer my day to day job involves capturing the personalities of characters in unique art images commercially. I got bored of looking at pictures of animals looking like they are inanimate objects when they have as much, if not more, personality as humans! So I had a go myself, and here's what I came up with..
A collection of beautiful birds I captured from India. I listen; I listen to words, nature, patterns, signs, to people. I listen to everything I see and feel.
At some point of time it is every photographer's dream to travel the world and shoot wildlife a la National Geographic style. Amr Elshamy visualized such adventures and turned his dream into creative photography by using scaled models and imagination.
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 (see 2015 here) came to an end on October 1st, and the shortlisted final 40 entries have finally been revealed.