Adorable Photos of Squirrels in a Backyard Studio

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Geert Weggen, a Swedish photographer and carpenter, built an outdoor studio near his kitchen window. Using a bit of food to lure the squirrels, the studio allows him to capture these cute photos from the comfort of his own home.

Thanks to the various props and sets he created, Geert’s squirrels can be seen whispering to mushrooms, putting on the kettle and getting some work done in the garden.

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Santa Monica’s Mountain Lions Caught on Camera

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Mountain lions, also known as pumas or cougars, are one of the largest and most powerful predators in the United States. Despite that, they are reclusive and tend to stay away from people, making it very difficult to photograph them.

A National Parks Service biologist was able to track a deer carcass thanks to the GPS coordinates from one of the mountain lions’ tracking collars, and hike to the location during the day to setup a remote camera while the animals were away. Come night time, the lions returned to the carcass and were surprised to see an unknown flashing contraption that had mysteriously shown up.

While this is not the first time mountain lions were captured by a remote camera, the animals captured in these images might account for up to a third of the entire Santa Monica Mountains population.

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Weasel Gets The Ride Of His Lifetime While Clinging To The Back Of A Flying Woodpecker; Expert Says It’s Real

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Photo by Martin Le-May

East London resident, Martin Le-May captured a once in a lifetime event while visiting Hornchurch Country Park with his wife in hopes that she would be able to see a green woodpecker for the first time. They were not disappointed. After hearing a distressed squawk, which was promptly followed by a quick green flash. He pointed the bird out to his wife as they both focused their binoculars on the bird, still unclear of all that they were in store for. [Read more…]

Tom Mangelsen Explains How To Get Your Settings Right While Shooting In The Wilderness

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There’s no denying the fact Tom Mangelsen is a master when it comes to nature photography. Even the briefest look at his portfolio instills a level of trust in the photographer’s ability to create great photos over and over again. Which is precisely why we tend to listen, intently, when we’re presented with the opportunity to learn a thing or two from Mangelsen. [Read more…]

Is This Grizzly Bear Making A Bid For Wildlife Photographer Of The Year?

Photo by Jim Lawrence

Photo by Jim Lawrence

I’m still trying to decide if this would be a dream come true or a hair raising experience (or both?), but one thing is for certain it’s definitely a once in a lifetime moment. I caught up with Canadian based photographer Jim Lawrence, who was in the right place at the right time when this curious grizzly bear decided to have a closer look at the photographers Nikon D800. [Read more…]

Someone Put A GoPro In An Owl’s Nest; Owlets Give It An Adorably Thorough Investigation

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We’re all getting a little anxious to get our hands on a the new GoPro 4, so, while you’re waiting, here is another installment of adorable animal footage captured with a GoPro to serve as a little inspiration. This time the team over at AS Goprod helps us get acqauntaied with a curious owl and her nest of fledglings that are impossibly adorable. The clever photographer must have noticed the owls nest and secured a GoPro onto the branch directly in front of the nest. (Note to self: put GoPro in front of owls nest.) 

The footage the photographer was able capture of the highly inquisitive birds is perfect beyond words, take a look:

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How The BBC Uses “Spy Cams” To Photograph And Document Wildlife

Meet TunaCam, the BBC's robotic spy camera used to document pods of dolphins and other marine wildlife.

Meet TunaCam, the BBC’s robotic spy camera used to document pods of dolphins and other marine wildlife.

For many years wildlife photographers relied on their unparalleled patience and lots of long lenses capture footage of wildlife. However, as digital technology grows and our cameras seem to be shrinking, professional and amateur photographers alike are enjoying the freedom these compact cameras give them by devising inventive ways to get up close and personal with wildlife without impacting their natural surroundings and behaviors.
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Timelapse Photographers Get Surprise Visit From An Affectionate Marmot

 

Love At First Sight Or A Hungry (but adorable) Rodent?

With all these cute animals becoming really curious about GoPros, I’m starting to think capturing quirky footage of our inquisitive animals friends is like shooting fish in a barrel. Not that I’m complaining, could you imagine what an awful and boring place the internet would be without pictures of animals photo bombing stuff? Personally, I wouldn’t want to be part of an internet that didn’t include this clip of an adorable marmot licking a GoPro it came across in Glacier National Park.
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Photographing Meerkats May Just Be The Cutest Photo Assignment Ever!

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While shooting meerkats may seem like an easy task, with the comfortable nature of those animals this would probably be true. Here is the thing though, meerkats are just too cute. So cute, in fact, that photographer Will Burrard-Lucas found himself torn between completing his photographic assignment and being commandeered by the meerkats as a human lookout post.

Will explains that while meerkats are wild animals, they have grown accustomed to the presence of humans and no longer consider them a threat. On top of that Will spent some time with the meerkats which allowed them to get to know him and feel pretty comfortable with him and his gear being around. How comfortable? stand-on-your-camera-while-you-are-shooting-comfortable.

these clever little creatures take full advantage of the situation and will sometimes climb on top of the nearest person for a better view out over the long grass. Sometimes they just decide that sitting on a warm human is more comfortable that sitting on the coarse sand!

This short two minutes BTS videos form Will  explains it all:

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