The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is about a month away from announcing its 2023 winners. But before that big moment, we get to see some Highly Commended photos of the fifty-ninth edition of the contest. Like every year, you’ll see some stunning, gorgeous, and heartbreaking images. And this unique “forest rodeo” was one of my favorites.
Nature and wildlife are stunning; sometimes comical, sometimes dramatic, and sometimes utterly devastating. Wildlife photographers are there to capture all these moments, and Ateeb Hussain witnessed – and photographed – a moment that will make your heart skip a beat.
While visiting Maasai Mara reserve in Keya, Ateeb photographed a female jackal defending her precious pup from an eagle! He shared his splendid image with DIYP, along with some details on what happened.
I always say that making mistakes is the best road to mastering a craft. However, some mistakes are subtler than others and seemingly less important. Still, making them turns a stunning image into a mere snapshot, and avoiding them will elevate your photography to a higher level.
These are the kinds of mistakes Steve Perry talks about in his latest video. It’s six photography mistakes that probably everyone has made at some point – but being aware of them will take your snapshots and turn them into amazing, compelling wildlife photos.
The British Wildlife Photography Awards has just published the 2023 winners of its annual contest. This year, the overall winner is a gut-wrenching photo of a red fox moving through a woodland, destroyed to make way for an industrial site.
This year’s competition saw more than 13,000 images, submitted by amateur and professional photographers across Great Britain. Other than Charlie Page, who is this year’s grand prize winner, there are many more category winners and runner-ups showing the diverse wildlife of the isle. Let’s see them and learn more about them.
A few days ago, Serbian photographer Dejan Valek shared a series of crane photos he recently took, showing cranes and a sunrise above a frozen lake. They’re not only magnificent, but they’re proof of why early bird photographers get to capture the perfect sunrise and the photo exactly as they’d imagined.
One of the photos completely stole my attention and made me return to it dozens of times. As I always love sharing photos like this, it’s what I will do in this article. I chatted with Dejan a bit about how he took this splendid photo, and he kindly shared some interesting details with DIYP.
Baby bears are just as curious as human toddlers, it seems. They love to climb and explore their surroundings, and if a trail cam gets in the way, well, there’s no reason not to investigate it.
Photographer and videographer Daniel Elster found out the hard way recently when he managed to capture a video of a couple of inquisitive bear cubs using his trail camera as a climbing frame.
The world is full of emerging artists, and today we want to shine a spotlight on somebody we recently found. Paul Kober (instagram) is a 60-year-old wildlife photographer from Holland, MI, USA, with a knack for anima photography. He’s also a musician, and he combined his two passions to create some very unique photos right in his backyard. I asked him for a closer look at his images and how he makes them.