Photographing the Eye of the Tiger (Shark)

How would you feel if you were standing at the stern of the boat as twenty 10-foot lemon sharks circle at the surface in front of you and in the depths below an even larger tiger shark cruises the algal reefs? Would you make that jump into the water, with nothing between you and these […]

How to Photograph Bugs in Front of a Sunrise

Ive been taking photos for a long time. That said, I got into the bad habit of taking tons of disjointed photos. That is, I was not thinking of my work as project-based nor was I using my photos to really tell stories.

P is For Pariah: The Nikon 500m f/4 P Lens on a Sony a7R II

My family and I recently moved back up to North Carolina. It feels so good to be back in the place we feel is home to us. Now surrounded again by all this States natural beauty and wildlife, Ive had quite the itch to ramp up my efforts in bird photography that began down in […]

How I Captured a Wasp Paralyzing a Tarantula

I’m a bug enthusiast and macro photographer, and I was recently fortunate enough to photograph a wasp fighting a tarantula. It felt like winning the lottery. At the end of a rather dull and disappointing 4-day-long macro photography trip to a mountainous region in Israel, I was ready to pack up my stuff and head […]

Capturing Wild Horses Made Me Realize How Fragile Freedom Is

Wild horses - what is the first thought that comes to your mind? Strength? Power? Freedom? Beauty? For me, it were all of these words. But the reality looked very different and lead me on a path that made me realize how precious freedom can be, despite all the downsides.

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.

Ethical Exif (EE) for Wildlife Photos

One of my least favorite shots from Sani lodge now serves as a constant reminder of poor practice to me. This subject was one of many subjects collected by Tropical Herping working on a photographic field manual of Herps in Ecuador.

Instagram Model Bitten by Shark During Photo Shoot

19-year-old Instagram model Katarina Zarutskie was visiting the Bahamas last month when she decided to pose for some photos in the water near a group of nurse sharks. As her boyfriend shot a series of photos, one of the sharks swam up, bit her on the wrist, and dragged her underwater. Here’s the series of […]

This 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.

Photos of Divers with Massive Schools of Fish

Mexican photographer and social anthropologist Anuar Patjane uses his photos to drive attention to the beauty of Earth’s oceans. In his impressive portfolio is a mesmerizing series of black-and-white photos showing divers being eclipsed by massive schools of swirling fish.

These Wildlife Photos Arent What They Seem

My photo project Wildlife is a series of black-and-white film photos showing some of the most amazing and beautiful animals in the world. But these photos arent what they appear to be. These photos were all shot at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. I carefully chose my use of film […]

These Cranes Were Caught Dancing In Sync with Ed Sheerans Perfect

Ilene Karlsberg-Gerstein of Clermont, Florida, was driving down the road last Wednesday when she came across two sandhill cranes dancing with each other. After she pulled out her phone to shoot video of the scene, Karlsberg-Gerstein found that the cranes were dancing beautifully to the song playing in her car, “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran. Here […]

We Love Horses

During our visit to Iceland we had the opportunity to engage and photograph lots of majestic horses. Their gentle nature, along with wonderful colors made the photoshoots an enjoyable experience. We hope you love horses as well, here are a few samples of our work.

Heres a 4K Flow Motion Timelapse of an African Safari

Time-lapse photography artist Tyler Fairbank just released this beautiful 3-minute short film titled Safari Botswana. It’s a 4K “flow motion” timelapse that captures the sights and sounds of the African country.

Rare Photos of a Shark Feeding Frenzy

National Geographic contributing photographer Laurent Ballesta was diving in the waters of French Polynesia when he finally saw a sight that he had been working for the last four years to capture: a shark feeding frenzy in the midst of breeding groupers.

The Best Camera Bags Out There For Outdoor Photographers

As photographers, we need often have a lot of gear that we need to carry around with us, and unless you have some awesome pockets from Dr. Who that are bigger on the inside then you are likely in need of a bag of some sort to carry that gear around with.

The Best Camera Bags for Outdoor Photographers

As photographers, we need often have a lot of gear that we need to carry around with us, and unless you have some awesome pockets from Dr. Who that are bigger on the inside then you are likely in need of a bag of some sort to carry that gear around with.

Emperor Penguins Find Camera, Pose for Selfies

Two emperor penguins in Antarctica recently stumbled upon a camera left by researchers. Curious about their find, the penguins ended up knocking over the camera and then posing for an adorable selfie video.

Travel and Lifestyle Top Alamys 2018 Image Trends

UK-based stock image provider Alamy has recently chimed in with their insights into the most popular stock photography trends as of the start of 2018. If you're among the photographers in the UK and US that regularly contribute to the stock image site, you might want to learn about their fearless forecast.

Dazzling Fireworks Jellyfish Captured by Deep Sea Camera

Researchers onboard the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus recently captured rare images of a jellyfish that looks like exploding fireworks when it’s illuminated. The Halitrephes maasi jelly was spotted at a depth of 4,000 feet (1,200m) at the Revillagigedo Archipelago off Baja California, Mexico.

An Eye-Popping Starling Murmuration Captured in Black and White

In the relatively warm winter between 2014 and 2015, common starlings were found staying in the Netherlands instead of migrating to the south. Photographer and filmmaker Jan van IJken took his camera out and shot this beautiful short film titled “The Art of Flying.

A Sony G Master 400mm f2.8 FE Lens is Coming in Summer 2018

In addition to the company's new Sony a7r III and Sony 24-105mm f4 G OSS lens, the company is announcing the development of their newSony G Master 400mm f2. 8 FE Lens. This new lens is coming in Summer 2018 and is Sony's first super telephoto prime.

The Secrets to Photographing Rainforest Wildlife

Wildlife photography is taken to the extreme in the rainforest. All of the elements, insects, and other creatures seem to be fighting against you and your camera. In this 7-minute video from Nature TTL, learn how to keep your camera alive and take memorable images in one of the planet’s most challenging environments. Photographer Sam […]

Travel and Landscape Photography is Deeply Therapeutic to Me

My name is Ethan Chin. Im a 17 year old landscape and travel photographer from Toronto, Canada. I started shooting landscapes seriously a little over a year ago. I got into landscapes photography specifically because I love the slow-pace of it, and the peace that comes with being alone in the great outdoors.

What It Takes to Photograph the Ultra-Rare Snow Leopard

There are only an estimated 4,000 or so snow leopards surviving in the wild, and capturing a photograph of these elusive, endangered cats is notoriously difficult. Nikon recently sent wildlife photographer Vincent Munier on a dream photo expedition to Tibet in pursuit of snow leopard photos.

How NOT to Photograph an Alligator

When photographing wildlife, especially dangerous creatures, it’s important to stay a smart and safe distance away. One photographer over in Florida didn’t, and as the 2-minute video above shows, he almost found himself in the jaws of an angry alligator.

Macro Safari: Turn Your Backyard Into a Photo Adventure

Yesterday was a rainy, hazy day at home. I didnt feel much like going anywhere but I needed to find something to do that didnt involve sitting or work. I decided to break out one of my macro lenses and a flash with soft box diffuser to go macro hunting around the house. The random […]

A Review of the Olympus STF-8 Macro Twin Flash

Last year, Olympus Singapore loaned me a pre-launch unit of their new STF-8 Macro Twin Flash, together with their OM-D E-M1 and M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro for a test-run in the field. I’ve had the set for about a week — it was easy to use and the results were pretty good, although […]

Live Show Recap: Nature

If you missed the memo, we had our show on Monday this week because T&C will be away on Thursday. We looked at your lovely nature photos, once I get my -ish together. From cannibals to Schweddy Balls, we’re on an upturn! Our live showwon’t be back until April 27th reviewing your landscape photos. Starting […]

Live Show Recap: Animals & Wildlife

Animals, you guys! What could be a better topic? Nothing, that’s what. Animals are great. We had SO MANY submissions this week, so I’m very sorry that statistically, you did not get yours seen.

Black and White Photos of the Wildlife in The Mara in Kenya

Raised in Kenya, UK-based wildlife photographer Anup Shah grew up surrounded by wild animals that captured his imagination. For his latest photo book, The Mara, Shah returned to his homeland and shot close-up portraits of those creatures.

Live Show Recap: Widlife

Hey! I’m live in the studio this week and awkward as ever! If for no other reason, that’s a reason to watch the show. We reviewed wildlife again this week and as always we had some great submissions.

I Take Underwater Selfies With Ocean Wildlife Like A Boss

I think I've been diving too much, close to 5,000 times if memory serves correct, (I've stopped counting by 2,000). Through the years, I have amassed a collection of Selfies with Ocean Wildlife, sharing my top 10 Underwater selfies from my many dives from around the world, more epic selfies coming so do stick around, cheers.

Live Show Recap: Wildlife

Wildlife, ya’ll! Regardless of my personal failure at shooting wildlife, you guys really showed up for this show. Great job! There are a ton of great tips throughout the show as T&C edit and critique the submissions.

Photos of Hermit Crabs with Beach Trash Homes

Crabs with Beach Trash Homes is a series I am currently working on. I photograph Blueberry hermit crabs (Coenobita purpureus) on local beaches in Okinawa, Japan, that have begun to use beach trash as their shell.

Wildlife Photography, The Pokemon GO of the Real World

It finally happened: after countless months of wandering around, going to places where people say theyve spawned, after using lures, and being patient, I managed to add a… Eastern Whipbird (Psophodes olivaceus) to my collection! Eastern Whipbird (Psophodes olivaceus) Now, I dont really play Pokemon GO (as the above was making reference to) though I […]

15 Hours Inside a Small Photo Blind

Everything outside the small photo blind is silent except for the two ravens perched on the top of a dead tree cawing and a few flies quietly buzzing around. I’ve mounted the 500mm lens on the camera and pointed it towards the pine trees far away.

Photos of Tiny Underwater Creatures Glowing Like Jewels of the Sea

Japanese photographer Ryo Minemizu sometimes spends up to 8 hours underwater in a single day, keeping his body as motionless as possible while pointing his camera and lens at tiny marine organisms. His photos of glowing sea life are part of a new exhibition titled Jewels in the Night Sea. Minemizu’s work focuses on the […]

Photographer Captures Eagle and Fox Fighting Over Rabbit in Midair

Wildlife photographer Kevin Ebi was out shooting a few days ago when he witnessed and photographed a crazy sight: a bald eagle and red fox fighting over a rabbit… in midair. While photographing the non-native foxes in San Juan Island National Historical Park on San Juan Island in Washington state, Ebi spotted a young red […]

Photographer Drops Luxury Elephant Skin Bags After Outcry

Well-known Danish photographer Thorsten Overgaard has stopped offering luxury elephant skin camera bags for sale after word of the bags got some photographers up in arms. The 53-year-old Overgaard, known for his photography writing and workshops, sells luxury camera bags and bespoke suitcases through a partnership with Italian luxury designer Matteo Perin. The bags typically […]

Photographer Spots One in a Million Yellow Cardinal

If you’re a wildlife photographer hunting for bird photos that no one else has, here’s something to add to your bucket list: a yellow cardinal. That’s what a photographer in Alabama managed to capture on camera.

This Motion-Detecting Wildlife Camera Was Made with Raspberry Pi

Want a remote motion-activated wildlife camera without shelling out big bucks? You can build one yourself using Raspberry Pi. PiBat recently built a pint-sized one, and it works quite well. The build makes use of the Raspberry Pi Zero W, a cheap and compact single-board computer that has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. “Now that the […]

This Blue Planet II Prequel is a Feast for the Eyes

BBC Earth has just released a 5-minute prequel for its upcoming natural history TV series Blue Planet II. Watch the video above for an eye-dazzling dose of visual inspiration. The seven-episode series is set to be released later this year.

The Photographer Whos Friends with Over 200 Hummingbirds

By day, Melanie Barboni is an assistant researcher at UCLA who studies volcanoes. But one of her nicknames is “The Hummingbird Whisperer,” and that’s because she’s an avid photographer who has become friends with a colony of over 200 hummingbirds.

Photographer Finds Unusual Creatures in the Depths of Oceans

It’s often said that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about the depths of our oceans. These astonishing photos by underwater photographer Alexander Semenov show just how crazy and weird things get beneath the waves.

Photographing the Great Migration in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the best places in the world to see nature and wildlife as it has been for thousands of years. The 947,303 square kilometer country holds some of the most famous national parks and nature reserves in the world with diverse landscapes and dense population of wildlife like the Serengeti and Ngorongoro […]

Moose Drowns After People Crowd to Take Pictures

A moose drowned in Vermont this weekend after a crowd of people trying to take photos of it scared the animal into Lake Champlain. The Independent reports that the moose is believed to have swum several miles to cross Lake Champlain from New York state to Grand Isle (AKA South Hero Island) in the middle […]

Photographing Flying Squirrels with High Speed Flash

Flying squirrels are fairly common, although seldom seen members of the rodent family. The southern flying squirrel is found throughout the eastern half of the United States. The northern version is only found in the northernmost tier of states and in Canada.

Photographer Captures the Beauty of Bioluminescent Plankton

There are certain kinds of plankton that glow when they’re disturbed by movement. Photographer Kris Williams recently went out to a shore in Wales and captured a set of photos and videos showing the beauty of this bioluminescent plankton.

Man Tries to Snap Selfie with Bear, Gets Mauled to Death

A man in India was mauled to death by a bear on Wednesday after he approached the animal to shoot a selfie. Hindustan Times reports that the man in the Indian state of Odisha had been returning home from a wedding when they stopped near a forest to use the restroom. That’s when the man […]

This Polar Bear Wants to be a Wildlife Photographer

Photographer and Nikon Israel Ambassador Roie Galitz was recently testing the new Nikon 180-400mm f/4 lens in Svalbard, Norway, when he came across a polar bear who dreams of being a wildlife photographer.

Nikon 180-400mm Review: A First Test and Sharpness Comparison

So, heres the story: Nikon announced its new 180-400mm f/4 lens, and Ive been more than a little curious about it. However, Im not 100% sold on it just yet, so I decided to rent one and give it a whirl for a few days and share what Ive discovered with you. In the video […]

This Starving Polar Bear Broke a Photographers Heart

National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen was visiting the Baffin Islands in Canada this summer when he came across a heartbreaking sight: a starving polar bear on an iceless land. Nicklen captured this footage of the bear, which National Geographic just published: The video “shows the polar bear clinging to life, its white hair limply covering […]