Red Squirrels In Holland

So hard to photograph red squirrels in Holland, but I finally managed to capture some photos. I wanted to shoot these images for years.

My 17 Pictures Of Nemo In Real Life

My name is Daniel Sasse, I'm an owner of a dive center and an underwater photographer and videographer. I have 25 years of experience in scuba diving, teaching and photographing wildlife. Protecting our oceans must be our priority since every second breath we take is produced by our oceans.

The Sony a7r IV Is Out, So Where Is the Sony a7s III?

We're wondering the same thing you are: where is the Sony a7s III? With the Sony a7r series of cameras undergoing two other refreshes, the Sony a7s series hasn't seen a single one in years. We know that it's coming, but we don't have any idea when.

Photos of Sandhill Cranes Raising a Baby Goose

This spring, here in Michigan, something quite unexpected happened. It started out as it always does in early April, with the sandhill cranes preparing their nest. A week later, they laid their first egg and then a second egg appeared.

50 Winning Photos From Our #Light2019 Photography Contest

The light has been shed upon the top 50 finalists of the latest AGORA images international photo contest, and they don't disappoint! If there's one thing that matters more than any other in photography, it is definitely light.

This Elephant Doesnt Like Having Its Picture Taken

A high school girl was traveling in Zambia, Africa, last month when she came across an elephant that apparently hates having its picture taken. When the girl pulled out her smartphone to snap a photo, the elephant lashed out with its trunk and smacked the phone out of her hands. The girl was in Africa […]

Photographer Captures Epic Bear Fight from Feet Away

Nature photographer and guide Tero Pylkkanen was camping out in a hide in Kuhmo, Finland, when two large brown bears decided to start brawling right in front of him. Pylkkanen managed to capture this 3-minute video of the “best bear fight ever.

First Impressions: Sony 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS (FE Lens)

I'm very shocked at how much I liked the Sony 200-600mm f5. 6-6. 3 G OSS after playing with it for a weekend a few weeks ago. I'm not at all saying that because I doubt Sony's ability to make a great lens, but because I found the lightweight, focal length range, relatively compact size, and image stabilization combined well together to create what could arguably be Sony's most useful lens to date for photojournalism.

Review: Sony 600mm F4 G Master OSS (A Bird Photographers Dream)

When we were shown the Sony 600mm f4 G Master OSS, I was sort of shocked to see and hear that it was coming. My first thought would have been another zoom lens for sports photographers, but it would be unlike Sony to really just announce a zoom lens.

The Art of Safari: Tips for Shooting African Wildlife

Safari, conjures up beautiful imagery, The wilds of Africa. Endless grasslands which are teeming with wildlife, antelope, zebras, giraffe, buffalo, rhino and herds of elephant all share this beautiful world.

Trail Camera Catches Mouse Secretly Cleaning Mans Shed Every Night

72-year-old Stephen Mckears was puzzled every morning when he would find hardware he left out on his workbench returned to their box. Using a wildlife trail camera, he discovered that a mouse was spending hours every night putting his tools back and tidying up his workspace.

Photos Show Diver Getting Sucked Up and Spat Out by a Whale

Dive tour operator Rainer Schimpf was documenting a sardine run in February off the coast of South Africa when something unexpected and terrified happened: Schimpf was sucked into the mouth of a whale and then spat out, and the whole thing was caught on camera.

This Photo Shows Sharks Inside a Wave

Photographer Sean Scott was shooting at a Western Australia beach a couple of years ago when he captured this beautiful photo of two sharks inside a large ocean wave. Scott was shooting with his Canon 5D Mark IV and a Canon 100-400mm lens at Red Bluff when he spotted an enormous school of fish in […]

Photos Found on USB Stick Found in Frozen Seal Poo

There have been plenty of stories of photos being found on lost cameras over the years, but here’s a wild lost-and-found story you definitely haven’t heard before. A USB drive has been reunited with its owner after it was found in a frozen slab of seal poo.

Wild Arctic Fox Walks Up to Landscape Photographer to Check Out Camera

Swiss landscape photographer Stefan Forster was shooting in Greenland in September 2018 when he spotted a wild white Arctic Fox. After hiding and crawling for about 3,300 feet (~1,000m), Forster had a magical encounter with the beautiful fox that he captured in this 50-second video.

Review: Olympus OMD EM1X (Would You Do This to a Camera?)

When I first got word of the Olympus OMD EM1X, it was through reading rumors on the web. But they turned out to be true--and I've got very mixed feelings about that. This camera has a lot going for it in the form of fantastic ergonomics, weather sealing that I've never seen thus far in a camera, dual cards slots, and the addition of AI in the camera designed to help the photographer.

Backpacking the World with a 500mm Prime Lens

6 months ago, my girlfriend and I finally did what we had always dreamed of doing: quitting our jobs and traveling the world. This is a relatively normal narrative for western couples in their 20s, but the difference here is I am a passionate wildlife photographer. We planned to travel for approximately 2 years (or […]

Review: Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 OIS WR (Fujifilm X Mount)

TheFujifilm XF 200mm f2 OIS WR is currently the company's longest telephoto prime lens and also, by far, their largest. Designed for wildlife photography and sports to some degree, this lens is arguably best used in the hands of a wildlife photographer.

How NOT to Photograph an Elk

When photographing wild animals in the great outdoors (especially big ones), it’s important to stay at a safe distance for the good of both you and the animal. But one sightseer in a Canadian national park was recently seen giving a masterclass in how NOT to shoot from a reasonable distance. Sundog Tours guide Kendra […]

Why Pro Body, Crop Sensor Cameras Deserve More Credit in the World of Professional Photography.

Just a few short years ago it was pretty easy to say that APS-C and Micro Four Thirds cameras could never be used by professional photographers. Crop sensors cameras of yesteryear were known for poor high ISO performance, lacked a lot of features their much more expensive Full Frame brothers had, and often produced images that were lack luster, but times have changed in a major way.

Does This Rhino Drone Video Help or Hurt Conservation?

22-year-old professional drone racing pilot Johnny Schaer has built a strong social media following on Instagram and YouTube with visually stunning video capture from his custom built drones. His skill level is piloting the drone is jaw dropping, and his scene visualization and video editing skills are also really advanced as seen in this video […]

Under $600: 3 Fujifilm Lenses for the Photographer Making a Switch

With so many amazing Fujifilm lenses to choose from it can be hard to make a decision when it comes to which ones to buy. In this article we are going to take a look at three incredible Fujifilm Lenses that are under $600, and why you should add them to your kit.

Under $600: 3 Fujifilm Lenses For the Photographer Making a Switch

With so many amazing Fujifilm lenses to choose from it can be hard to make a decision when it comes to which ones to buy. In this article we are going to take a look at three incredible Fujifilm Lenses that are under $600, and why you should add them to your kit.

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.

Giant Squid Caught on Camera for First Time in the US

Giant squid are incredibly difficult to catch on camera in the wild — the number of times it has happened can be counted on one hand. But scientists just released video of the first time a giant squid has been filmed in the waters of the United States. CNN reports that the scientists funded by […]

Turtle Wears GoPro, Captures Exciting Pond Life

Kyle Naegeli, AKA The Fish Whisperer, recently strapped a GoPro camera to the back of a turtle and let it go inside a small pond. As the 4-minute video above shows, some fascinating turtle’s-eye views of the world resulted.

Photographer Catches Bald Eagle with Symmetrical Reflection

Amateur photographer Steve Biro was shooting at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Ontario last week when he managed to capture this remarkable photo of a bald eagle flying straight at him with a perfectly symmetrical reflection in the water below.

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 […]

Freediving to Photograph Humpback Whales

The ocean is fascinating in every way. We know so little about its mysteries and tend to ignore its importance for all living life. What is it about the underwater world that draws people from all over the world to explore its depths? For me, the allure of marine life welcoming me into their natural […]

39 best cute red pandas to waste your time

Need a little midweek diversion? We rounded up the most adorable and photogenic red pandas you can waste your time with. Actually, we can learn a thing or two about unwinding from these furry creatures.

The Story Behind This Incredible Photo Of A Snow Monkey Using An iPhone

Whether you find it eerie or amusingthis stunning photo of a Japanese snow monkey using an iPhone captures just how much they resemble us humans. In this 500px ISO exclusive, we asked nature photographer Marsel van Oosten to share the full story behind his amazing shot and technique.

Photographer Catches Squirrel Stopping to Smell a Flower

Dutch photographer Dick van Duijn was visiting Vienna, Austria, in June when he captured an adorable series of photos showing a squirrel taking a moment out of its busy day to smell the flowers. The wildlife, nature, and landscape photographer tells PetaPixel he was visiting Vienna especially to shoot photos of ground squirrels. “On the […]

These Photos Show a Rare Half-Male, Half-Female Cardinal

Bird watcher Shirley Caldwell was looking out at the bird feeders in her backyard when the Erie, Pennsylvania, resident spotted an unusual bird: it was a half-male, half-female cardinal. National Geographic writes that the bird’s anomaly is known as a bilateral gynandromorph, in which half of a creature’s body is male and the other half […]

Seal Slaps Kayaker in the Face with an Octopus

Filmmaker Taiyo Masuda was kayaking with his friend Kyle Mulinder when he captured an unusual wildlife encounter on camera: a seal swam right up to Mulinder and slapped him viciously in the face with a large octopus.

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 […]