Nature Photographer of the Year has announced the 2023 winners. Jacquie Matechuk, a nature photographer from Canada, won first place with an exquisite image of a spectacled bear. The beautiful animal stands in the midst of lush greenery, and Matechuk’s photo has a dreamy, painterly vibe.
The folks behind BBC’s Planet Earth and other shows go to great lengths to get those marvelous wildlife shots we all know and love. They’re ready to take a hit (quite literally) from a fascinating archer fish.
Recently, a cameraman got hit by this extremely precise creature right in the eye. The video doesn’t only show the fascinating precision of the archer fish, but also just a fraction of what these people go through on their daily jobs.
“I can’t take awesome wildlife images because I have an entry-level camera.”
“My images don’t look excellent. Hmm, I think it is because my camera is not full frame; it does not have high dynamic range and high ISO capability. It’s time that I upgrade to a higher camera version.”
Does this sound like you? Are these types of thoughts stopping you from making beautiful wildlife images? Well, I have good news for you. Today, I will show you the five simple composition techniques I use to create stunning wildlife images. And the best part is: these composition techniques work great with any type of camera.
Firefighters in British Colombia, Canada, have captured a rare phenomenon on video: a fire tornado. The awe-inspiring footage emerged during the ferocious Downton Lake wildfire, which engulfed the region near Lillooet on August 17.
The combination of intense fires, forceful winds, and atmospheric instability created this extraordinary phenomenon. The video was shared to Xitter earlier this week.
I got to shoot the Litli-Hrútur volcano eruption almost by accident. I just happened to be in the area, as the saying goes. That said, I think that luck counts, and I would like to share my experience with you.
I flew to Iceland for a volcano-agnostic photography gig – shooting for a fashion brand from the States. But knowing I was going to be in Iceland, I knew I had to make the most of it and stay longer. I mean, flying all the way to Iceland for just two days? No way!
At first sight, sand dunes may seem too vast and maybe even too dull to photograph. But that’s far from the truth. Michael Shainblum takes us on a remarkable journey into the heart of Death Valley National Park. His quest is not merely to chase the dunes but to seize the ever-changing conditions on the dunes and translate these fleeting moments into photographic works of art. He shares not only his journey and photos, but also some tips on how you can capture the dunes and turn them into remarkable photos.
In their annual member’s competition, the GDT (German Society for Nature Photography) has chosen the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2023. The overall winner is Silke Hüttche with a charming image humorously titled Scenes of a Marriage.
Last week, a massive 14-Earths-tall tornado was spotted on the Sun’s surface. It was a real treat for everyone who watched it, even just in a video. But photographers Andrew McCarthy and Jason Guenzel did more than just observe. The two photographers teamed up and captured the solar tornado in an exquisite 140 MP image.
It took 200,000 photos, tons of data, and several days to complete, but it was worth it. The duo ended up with a jaw-dropping, super-sharp image of the incredible phenomenon. And I’m happy to say that they shared it with DIYP, along with some info about how they took it.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recently shared a fascinating timelapse video of a tornado on the Sun’s surface. It swirled across the star’s north pole, prompting astrophotographers to turn their telescopes and cameras towards the Sun. The massive tornado reached the height of around 75,000 miles (120,000 kilometers), which makes it, most likely, the tallest tornado ever seen.