The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards brings funny photos and wildlife photography together, which means: it brings you lots of photos of funny animals. How can it be better than that? The 2019 competition is still on the run, but the team has shared some of the best entries so far with DIYP. Check them out below and have a good laugh just like we did.
If you have a pet (or pets), if you’re anything like me, you love taking photos of them. Still, it can be a challenge to get good, sharp and well-lit images at home. In this video, Matt Granger shares five tips to help you take amazing pet photos at home and depict them in all their cuteness!
In 2018, Sudan, the last remaining northern white rhino passed away of natural causes at the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Laikipia County, Kenya thus ending the existence of their subspecies.
Not far from Sudan’s grave lives Fatu and Najin (mother and daughter), the last known living northern white rhinos on the planet. A loss of habitat and poaching of their valuable horns to be sold off in the black market for traditional eastern medicinal purposes bound for countries such as China, South Korea, and Vietnam has led to the demise of their species.
With all the stories of people harassing animals for selfies to post on Instagram and other social media, it’s quite refreshing to see the animals biting back. In this case, quite literally. When fitness model and Instagram star Michelle Lewin went for a wander on the beach in the Bahamas, a local disgruntled grunter decided to come and give her a nip on the backside.
In a shocking twist of events, somebody happened to record the whole thing on their phone. So, naturally, Lewin posted the clip to her Instagram account.
Encountering wild animals as you photograph them can sometimes be scary. But other times, it can be so cute that it makes your heart melt. Swiss photographer Stefan Forster recently found a wild white arctic fox in Greenland. As he was taking photos, the fox approached him and started closely examining his camera. Maybe even a bit too closely!
BBC videographer Gordon Buchanan is on a mission of observing and filming a family of polar bears for one of his latest project. So, he came as close to the animals as possible – but one of the bears decided to get even closer. In this video shared by BBC Earth, you can see the scary moment when the polar bear tried to break into the box protecting Buchanan while he was filming.
If you ask me, it’s always interesting to look at photos of animals. And if these photos show their funny, rarely seen or unusual side, it’s even better. Oregon Zoo recently shared a series of animal photos we don’t get to see every day. On their social media profiles, they published X-ray photos of animals taken during their annual checkups. And the results are amazing!
People do all sorts of stupid things when they are taking selfies with animals, we’ve seen it before. Young photographer Juan van den Heever wanted to take a photo with a biting pelican. It wasn’t enough that the bird was biting his camera and selfie stick, but he eventually stuck his head into the pelican’s beak, of course, to take a selfie.
When on set, you need to stay focused and professional in all situations if you want to get the job done right. A cameraman named Greg Harriott raised this to a whole new level. While he was filming an interview with a horse breeder, one of the horses got a little too affectionate and started nibbling on him. However, Greg kept it together and filmed the whole interview. And there’s a video showing was going on behind the scenes, which is sure to put a smile on your face.