I must admit I rarely meet teenagers interested in something other than video games and social networks. But, from time to time, I hear about kids who amaze me. Young photographer Josiah Launstein is one of them. He is only 13 years old, and he’s been into photography since he was five. He grew to become a passionate wildlife photographer, and he even started getting awards for his talent and skill.
It’s all you need, really. There you are, in the middle of a field of ice and snow, filming polar bears and their not-so-subtle courtship ritual, and one of your cameras topples over. In this case, the remotely controlled “Blizzardcam”.
Riding on mini skis and propelled by a couple of fan blade motors, the Blizzardcam took a topple going over a bank of snow. It did not escape the notice of the curious courting polar bears. It’s a cute and interesting interaction, made all the more humorous by David Tennant’s narration.
A recent National Geographic’s investigation has revealed a disturbing fact: in the Amazon, the locals keep wild animals in captivity to lure the tourists to take selfies with them. This makes the animals suffer, it’s harmful and even deadly for them. So, Instagram has decided to educate their users about this dangerous trend. Their new alert system detects the hashtags related to this kind of selfies. Certain hashtags trigger a notification which shows the users that their “cute animal selfies” aren’t cute at all.
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards contest focuses on wildlife conservation, but with a dose of humor in wildlife photography. They have announced the finalists of their 2017 contest, and it’s a precious collection of wildlife photos that will make you giggle and make your heart warm. It’s Monday and it’s cold – so take a look at this entertaining gallery and let these amazing, funny photos improve your day.
We haven’t featured all that many timelapse films on DIYP this year. I think it’s mostly because there were so many amazing ones last year. It’s quite difficult for them to compete for peoples attention now with the bar being raised so highly. This one, though, stood out to us.
Created by Will Pattiz and the team at More Than Just Parks, Rocky Mountain takes us on a journey spanning the seasons. Will tells us that the film took a couple of years to actually shoot. And watching the film, you can understand why. There’s so many different scenes and locations, that trying to capture an entire season in just one cycle can be difficult.
The winners of 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest are officially revealed. The winner of the fifty-third competition is photojournalist Brent Stirton with his heartbreaking photo titled Memorial to a species. The photo shows a recently shot and de-horned black rhino in South Africa’s Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve.
We already know that this contest doesn’t only show the beauties of the natural world, but also the problems. The winning image points out to the problem of poaching and illegal trade in rhino horn. Due to poaching, the species on the verge of extinction. According to Stirton, he visited over thirty he crime scenes like this while covering this tragic story.
Nature holds so many amazing sights the world never gets to see. Thanks to the proliferation of digital cameras and drones in the last decade or so, though, now there’s the chance that we can. It’s not that there are more people going out and looking for these sorts of things. When they do happen, though, it’s more likely that somebody’s got a camera handy to film it.
In this particular instance, that somebody is Ontario resident, Dan Nystedt. While out filming with his Phantom 4 Pro recently at Achigan Lake, Dan came across a moose. This moose sighting already excited him. But he definitely wasn’t prepared for what happened next, as a wolf comes running out of the trees to attack.
The finalists of this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest include some really striking photos. But one of them illustrates how deep in trouble nature is. Justin Hofman took a sad photo which caused many reactions, and which will stick in our minds for a long time.
The photo features a tiny seahorse tightly grasping a pink, plastic cotton swab in the waters near Indonesian island Sumbawa. This poor animal, and many others, swim and drift surrounded b the enormous amount of trash and sewage.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is a famous photo contest, showcasing the world’s best nature photography and photojournalism. In its fifty-third year, it still makes us curious about the natural world, shines the spotlight on the beauties, but also on the problems of the natural world. This year’s competition attracted almost 50,000 entries from photographers coming from 92 countries. Until the winner is announced next month, this is the first look into stunning photos from the finalists.
Every year, on the cusp of true, Rocky Mountain summer, I travel to the high country to photograph butterflies. For a brief couple of weeks, during the height of the alpine meadow bloom, when lupine and mallows turn acres of open space to blue and pink, Montana’s butterflies make the most of their short season.
This year, I test drove Nikon’s flagship dx camera, the D500. I ran it with Nikon’s 300mm f4 PF VR and the TC-14E III, giving me a whopping 630mm of reach, hoping to bring these colorful insects up close and personal and preserve more depth of field than when shooting with my 200mm Micro Nikkor, my usually choice for butterflies.