Wildlife Photographer Ralf Schneider Talks About His Poignant Animal Encounters

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.

8 Powerful Lenses That Make Wildlife Photography Easy

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.

First Impressions: Sony E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS (Sony E, APS-C)

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 105525 mm.

What Lenses Should You Invest in for Wildlife Photography?

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.

Stian Klo Captures the Majestic Wildlife of the Kenyan Landscape

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.

Watch This Wildlife Photographer Get Squished by Curious Baby Elephant Seals

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.

Capture Wildlife Easily With These Super Zoom Lenses and Accessories

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.

Nat Geo Photographer Ami Vitale on Photographing the Last White Rhinos

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.

4 Must Own Weather Sealed Lenses for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

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.

Bombinate An Olympus Experience

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.

Maria Sahais Landscape and Nature Photography is an Ode to the Arctic

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.

I Photographed Evidence Of Maternal Instincts In Insects

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 Got Tired Of Boring Animal Photos, So I Took Some Myself

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..

Beautiful Birds I Clicked In India

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.

Amr Elshamy Shoots Wildlife Photography In His Room Studio

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.

An Amazing Bird I Found In Trinidad And Tobago

I was on a boat tour in Trinidad and Tobago when something bit my hand really, really hard. I looked down and saw this scarlet-colored bird that, to me, looked like a flamingo. The guide laughed and said that this was a rare bird called a Scarlet Ibis.

Photographer Documents Stunning Wild Foxes Enjoying The Snow (New Pics)

Dutch wildlife photographer Roeselien Raimond has been bringing joy and warmth to people with her fairytale-like photographs of wild foxes for over 8 years. Looking at her gallery of foxes provides a truly captivating and calming experience, as Roeselien brings these gorgeous creatures to life with her exceptional ability to capture their spirit.

Ive Been Shooting Wild Squirrels For 4 Years And They Finally Shot Me Back

4 years ago I started photographing wild red squirrels. In those early years I captured squirrels behind a camera shooting birds and nature, but this time I wanted to let them capture me. This year, squirrels started to climb on my camera during shooting and that gave me the idea of letting them do the photo job.

The 27 Most Weird Animals On Earth Captured On Camera

Which one of these weird animals and critters are you meeting for the first time? Discover animal kingdom oddballs that 500px photographers have captured for you, with jaw-dropping features that range from wide cartoon-ish eyes to extremely long limbs and snouts to exaggerated body parts that look downright scary.

27 Best Discoveries of Weird Animals

Which one of these weird animals and critters are you meeting for the first time? Discover animal kingdom oddballs that 500px photographers have captured for you, with jaw-dropping features that range from wide cartoon-ish eyes to extremely long limbs and snouts to exaggerated body parts that look downright scary.

The 27 Most Bizarre Animals On Earth Captured On Camera

These bizarre animals look like they just stepped right out of a fantasy movie. And they really do exist! See for yourself with these 27 photos taken by 500px photographers. The post The 27 Most Bizarre Animals On Earth Captured On Camera appeared first on 500px Blog.

Win an epic photography trip with Skylum, Iceland Photo Tours + 500px Quests

Were joining forces with two world-class companies to bring the ultimate photo adventure to one lucky winner in a special photo competition to be held on 500px. One lucky photographer, along with a guest of their choice, will get the chance to travel to Iceland on an all-expenses-paid photography trip of a lifetime, thanks to our partners, Skylum and Iceland Photo Tours. But youll have to earn it with exceptional […]

This week in Editors Choice: City life and close crop portraits

Each week, members of the 500px team curate eye-catching photography from our talented and diverse community in Editors Choice. Incredible wildlife, fast-paced city life, and close crop portraits were some of the themes surfaced this week’s curation.

30 Amusing Wildlife Photos By Award-Winning Austrian Photographer

Julian Rad, a wildlife photographer from Austria, shows the most lovable wildlife shots of squirrels, hamsters, and foxes that you’ve probably ever seen. I recently came across his work on Instagram and I instantly fell in love with his adorable, funny images.