Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards never fails to put a smile on my face. The overall winner has just been announced, and although it certainly made me giggle, the winning photo also carries an important message. And I think many of you need to hear it today.
Taking selfies is so easy even a monkey could do it. But would you ever think a plant could take a selfie? Well, sort of. The scientists at ZSL London Zoo have developed the world’s first plant-powered camera system. It uses the energy from a fern named Pete which powers the camera – so the plant can take its own photo.
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.
When we go out to shoot, whether it’s for ourselves or on assignment, we’re often surprised. Usually, it’s in a good way. Sometimes, though, not so much. This photograph is what photographer Troy Moth describes as the most heartbreaking image he’s ever made.
Troy tells DIYP that while on assignment in Northern Ontario, an assignment completely unrelated to bears, he was being taken on a tour of the local area. A friend suggested that there might be some bears at the landfill, so off they went to have a look. He didn’t think much of it along the way there, however, he was not prepared for what he saw.
The ideas of conservation, living “green”, fighting pollution and global warming have been at the front of everybody’s mind in recent years. Well, almost everybody. It’s gotten to the point, though, where many have become numb to the relentless commercials and posters telling us to recycle and do this and that for the planet’s benefit.
Photography Ben Von Wong wants to keep bringing these issues back into the public’s conscious through amazing photography. This time around, he’s used 10,000 plastic bottles to create an ocean home for a beautiful mermaid. As usual, this was an idea in Ben’s head that came together with the help of a lot of volunteers and assistance.
If you’re looking for your weekly dose of inspiration, we have it for you.
This time, it comes in the form of a TED video wherein conservation photographer Thomas Paschak shares his story of what it is that drives him to capture the work he does and how he hopes to make a difference through the images he captures.[Read More…]
Looking to learn more about the mysterious lives of Australia’s saltwater crocodiles, National Geographic’s Young Explorer Trevor Frost set out to capture unique footage of the world’s biggest crocodiles.
His tools: toy remote-controlled boats, foam blocks, duct tape and a handful of GoPro cameras.
His goal: get the “salties” to take a shot at the unusual prey.
The results: National Geographic worthy point-of-view footage of how the crocs bite their prey.
The huge popularity of action cameras has resulted in endless point-of-view videos, used anywhere from sharing with friends on social media to high-end commercial productions, with varying levels of awesomeness.
While many of these videos are nothing to write home about, and the POV-style video is getting a bit old, the people over at National Geographic hit the nail on the head with this one.
Featuring a great subject, location, concept and cause, this video shows what it looks like to be eaten by vultures in Tanzania’s Serengeti.
Turtles are fascinating creatures with the earliest one known dating back 220 million years. Despite humans’ interest in these animals for thousands of years, very little is actually known about vast areas of their lives.
Thanks to National Geographic’s Crittercam, researchers have been able to study the giant South American river turtle as never before. The custom made camera provided unprecedented access to the turtles’ uninterrupted underwater behavior and interactions.
These turtles have become so critically endangered that their beaches are protected by armed guards during sensitive months, making this footage all the more valuable.
Kevin Richardson is a South African animal behaviorist and lion conservation champion.
Known to many as the Lion Whisperer, Kevin uses his extraordinary relationships with lions, hyenas and leopards to draw public attention and raise awareness to their dire situation both in captivity and in the wild.
Kevin’s YouTube channel is home to some fascinating educational and behind-the-scenes videos, including perspectives that you will not see anywhere else.
In this informative video Kevin shows what equipment he uses to capture the unique footage and how it’s actually done.