Wildlife Photographer of the Year has announced the 2024 finalists for the People’s Choice award. Yes, this means that you get to vote for your favorite images. The selection is captivating, and you’ll have a difficult task, just like the contest jury.
The time for Australian dolphins to enjoy a tasty meal of crab legs may be coming to an end. The intelligent creatures have been foiling local fishermen for a while, stealing the bait straight out of the nets before any fish are caught.
Up until now, the dolphin’s sneaky tactics have remained a mystery. Researchers and fishermen teamed up and used underwater cameras to film the dolphin’s unusual behaviour.
The funniest photo contest in the world, The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, has announced its 2023 winners. Drumroll, please! The overall winner of this year’s competition is Jason Moore for his amusing, heartwarming, and funny capture of a kangaroo playing air guitar. As always, there are category winners and highly commended images, too. So, there are plenty of photos to make your day at least a little better!
Starling murmurations are one of the most hypnotizing events in the natural world. Danish photographer Søren Solkær finds them absolutely captivating, and he has devoted years to photographing this remarkable phenomenon. Søren has shared some of his photos with DIYP so that you can enjoy this nature’s wonder, at least from afar.
Church surveillance cameras in the Netherlands revealed some unusual bat mating behaviour. According to scientists, it is the first documented evidence of mammals mating without penetration.
The black and white video footage captured the serotine bats in a frenzied display. They were entwined and upside down against a metal grill. The video footage was sent to researchers, who then found further evidence to support the theory.
Trail cams capture many weird and wonderful things. This time, a trail camera in Arizona photographed what appeared to be a unicorn.
The footage was captured in the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. Park officials posted the unusual images to Facebook, saying, “The full moon brings out the park’s unicorns.”
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.
Open Planet is a brand new online library of over 4500 videos that are free to use. The project is a team effort between Studio Silverback and Carnegie Mellon’s CREATE Lab. They are adding more videos daily to help battle climate change.
The project is about raising awareness of wildlife and the environment. The team behind Open Planet want to get the word out about climate change. They know that the medium of film and video is an effective way to convey the seriousness of the subject.
Wildlife photographer and National Geographic contributor Paul Nicklen has raised the alarm about scammers using his image to deceive people. The photographer shared an image on his Instagram feed that appears to show him in hospital with a broken leg.
He emphatically stated, “THIS IS FAKE!! This is a scam and it is being used to exploit innocent people. I am healthy and well.”