Wildlife spy cameras are getting so realistic that animals are even befriending them. PBS already showed us some of the awesome spy cameras they developed, but I think they’ve taken things to a whole new level with this robotic turtle. It doesn’t only swim the sea and crawl the sand while recording with a camera in its eye – it even lays tiny camera eggs!
As a kid growing up, I used to watch Looney Tunes cartoons all the time. The Road Runner cartoons were definitely favourites, as Wile E. Coyote attempts to capture or destroy him, but never quite manages to do so. As an adult, I got to visit Arizona and see roadrunners and coyotes out in their native habitat – although no chases.
Michael Thomas Bogan, assistant professor at the University of Arizona’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment, however, did manage to see a coyote chasing a roadrunner at the Santa Cruz River near Tucson, AZ. Thankfully for us, he managed to capture it on video, which he posted to Twitter.
The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) has just announced winners of its annual Nature Photographer of the Year contest. I miss the outdoors badly, and I must tell you – I absolutely enjoyed these beautiful images. For a brief moment, they brought the beauty of nature to my home, showing it in all its glorious beauty.
Nature is a mixture of equal parts of wonder and hilarity. If anything personifies this statement, it’s these gorillas, who were captured singing during dinner by an animatronic ape camera, designed to blend in and be accepted into their family for the upcoming PBS series Nature: Spy in the Wild 2. It’s the same series for which the Hummingbird drone was developed.
It would see a beautiful side of gorilla hierarchy, offer some insight into their personalities and interactions, monitor their behaviour, perhaps observe things we haven’t seen before. Like, the non-stop uncontrollable farting due to the 40lbs of food they eat each day!
Hidden cameras have given us stunning footage of wildlife that we never would have seen otherwise. PBS has employed a pretty interesting one in the mountains of Mexico. It’s a tiny spy hummingbird that has infiltrated into the heart of a huge monarch butterfly swarm. It has filmed the incredible spectacle from up close, and it’s definitely not something you see every day.
The Underwater Photographer of the Year contest never fails to bring us some breathtaking images from below the water surface. The 2020 winners have just been announced, and as always, they’re absolutely gorgeous. We bring you more details and this year’s category winners below, so – let’s dive in!
Nature Photographer of the Year has just announced its 2019 winners. The judges selected some of the finest images that had been submitted for the contest, and they will remind you just how magical our nature is and why you need to be kind to it.
There are some photographic opportunities that you don’t encounter every day. A wildlife rescue center in Western Australia recently shared a set of incredible images showing a huge python swallowing a freshwater crocodile in one go.
Due to its otherworldly beauty, Iceland is becoming increasingly popular among tourists. Sadly, more tourists mean more Instagram addicts who’d do anything for a “perfect” photo. Iceland is having more and more problems with inconsiderate visitors, and the locals have had enough of irresponsible influencers destroying the country’s beautiful nature.