See the Hilarious Winners of the 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

After revealing the finalists of this year’s contest in September, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have finally revealed the 2019 winners. If you need a dose of humor in your lifeand after all the dire financial news lately, who doesn’tscroll down to see the photography equivalent of “wildlife does the darndest things.” This year’s contest […]

Watch Two Tiny Owls Discover and Take Out a Wildlife Camera

The UK’s Hawk Conservancy Trust recently earned quite a bit of attention for their cause when a pair of Burrowing Owls they were trying to document discovered their hidden camera. The resulting video, which shows the owls “taking out” the camera, makes for a humorous entry in the battle of man vs beast. The video […]

Behind the Photos: Incredible Human-Sized Jellyfish Caught on Camera

This past weekend, just off the coast of Cornwall, UK, underwater cinematographer Dan Abbott and wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly captured what is being called the most viral wildlife story of the year: incredible footage of a rare human-sized jelly fish swimming alongside Daly in the murky deep. The footage was captured on the last day […]

Curious Monkey Tries Out Wildlife Photographers Camera

Danish biologist Mogens Trolle recently captured this charming video of a curious young monkey at the Tangkoko Nature Reserve in Sulawesi, Indonesia who decided to give wildlife photography. Or, at least, that’s what it seems to be doing.

How to Photograph Wild Amphibians and Reptiles Safely and Ethically

It frustrates me to see so many fake wildlife photographs of amphibians and reptiles on social media. That’s because those staged photos of captive animals in unnatural positions and situations go viral on a regular basis, and this success can inspire other people to follow them in their footsteps. The process of staging the amphibians […]

The Art of Seeing as a Photographer

When I look back at my journey as a wildlife photographer especially as I scroll through my images on my editing screen a few things become apparent. Firstly, most of my pictures were either action or close up portrait, and secondly, the editing was awful.

I Created A Photographers Garden In My Backyard Because My Life Was Too Busy For Travel

I've long had a dream to be a wildlife and nature photographer skipping around on Antarctic icebergs and snapping exotic species hidden deep in forests. However, when I became a mum I had to face up the fact that I not only didn't have the luxury of traveling to those places, but I often only had an hour or two at difficult times of the day to shoot like in the midday sun.

Do a Background Check When Shooting a Wildlife Photo

When photographing wildlife — much like hiring a new employee or going on a date with someone you met online — it’s essential to do a background check. What is behind the animal that you’re photographing? The background can completely make or break an image.

How to Photograph Wildlife from Your Car

Wildlife photographer Chad Barry has captured many gorgeous, award-winning photos of various animals over the course of his career, but there’s one thing viewers probably never realize when looking at his work: a lot of the wildlife images were captured from inside a car.

This Wildlife Photographer Waits Over a Week for the Perfect Shot

Wildlife photography often requires a great deal of patience, and one photographer who has mastered the art of waiting is Belgian wildlife photographer Michel d’Oultremont. Here’s an 11-minute short film titled “The Wait”by Contra Agency that follows d’Oultremont in his pursuit of the “perfect shot.

This is the Camera Tech Used to Film Animals in Pitch Dark for Planet Earth II

Wildlife photography and videography is more incredible today than ever before, thanks in large part to the last decade’s amazing leaps in camera technology. This behind the scenes look at the cameras used by the BBC to shoot Planet Earth II shows you how advances in camera tech have allowed us to see the creatures […]

Shooting with the iPhone in Antarctica

Antarctica is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on the planet, but despite its hostility and isolation, it is home to some of the most incredible wildlife seen anywhere on Earth, making it a paradise for nature photographers like myself.

Finalists of the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

The annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has revealed its shortlist of finalists for the 2018 photo contest. Thousands of photographers around the world entered their humorous wildlife pictures into this year’s contest, and 41 of them were selected as finalists.

Teleconverter vs Crop Sensor: Why a Teleconverter is a Bad Decision

If you’re a wildlife photographer, always aiming for more reach without sacrificing sharpness or shutter speed, this is a question you’ve probably asked yourself: Is it better to use a full-frame camera with a teleconverter, or switch to a crop sensor camera instead? Photographer Steve Perry has your answer. Perrywho previously compared using a teleconverter […]

Photographer Trampled to Death After Getting Too Close to Herd of Elephants

A photographer was tragically trampled to death in India’s West Bengal state earlier this month, after getting too close to a herd of wild elephants in order to take their picture. The Daily Mail and Hindustan Times report that Asish Shit, a 35-year-old photographer from a town near Calcutta, was crushed to death by a […]

These Useful Charts Help You Avoid the Crowds at US National Parks

Designer and engineer Jordan Vincent has created a set of data visualizations (read: creative infographics) that landscape photographers might find invaluable. Using visitor data from all of the most popular US National Parks, he was able to plot attendance by type of lodging, time of year, and average temperature. He created these visualizations for 54 […]

How to Photograph Birds in Flight

Shooting photos of birds in flight can be a difficult challenge in wildlife photography. Here’s a 6-minute tutorial byNature TTLthat offers tips on this sub-genre. Considered by some to be one of the hardest forms of wildlife photography, freezing the high-speed action of a bird whizzing past you is rewarding when you succeed. Presented by […]

Pros and Cons of Using Teleconverters

Everybody wants to get closer when shooting wildlife, and one of the most affordable ways of doing this is to buy a teleconverter. These little gadgets will instantly add to your lens magnification without making your wallet thousands of dollars lighter… but are they worth it? Let’s find out. J.P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens […]

Photographing Luna and Neville: Two Cute Squirrels Doing Human Things

As a photographer, it can be hard to come up with inspiration. Its so easy to go online and see fantastic photos of exotic places, get complacent with our own surroundings and think, Whats the point of shooting in my yard or neighborhood when there is nothing interesting to see? Photographer Ashly Deskins has reminded […]