The chase for likes on social media brought us many irrational and dangerous behaviors. One of them is approaching wild animals in order to take a selfie. According to a recent study, selfie-takers are getting too close to wild mountain gorillas to take selfies with them, transmitting COVID-19 and other diseases to the animals.
If you’re like me, you don’t own a single lens longer than 55mm. But then you get a chance to take some photos of wildlife. In this video, Spencer Cox will help you make the best out of the lens you’ve got. His five tips will guide you towards taking some gorgeous wildlife photos with a 70-200mm or even an 18-55mm lens.
When photographing wild animals, we can capture lots of incredible moments in nature. But photographers Scott Joshua Dere and Beaumon Day witnessed quite an epic one! Thankfully, they also manage to capture it. A large owl landed on Scott’s lens and struck a pose, and Beaumon took a photo of the scene that you don’t see every day. We chatted with Scott about it, and he told us a bit more about how everything happened.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year always brings us stunning photos of wild animals. The contest has shared its overall winner earlier, but now you have a chance to choose another one. The People’s Choice Award is now open, and you get to give your vote to one of 25 fantastic images. We bring you more information about the contest, but also this year’s nominees to enjoy.
They say to never work with animals or children and while I agree with the children part of that, I’ve always been quite partial to working with animals in front of my camera. You just have to be careful of the ones with horns, sometimes, as this BBC cameraman discovered while filming some Cameroon sheep.
While it’s something that will make every guy who sees it both cringe and laugh, there’s nothing quite as funny as the reaction from the ladies presenting the show.
Earlier this year, the German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) announced the winners of its annual Nature Photographer of the Year contest. There are now more beautiful photos from GDT we want to share with you. The 2020 winners of European Wildlife Photographer of the Year have just been announced and they’ll take you through the beauty of wildlife, but also through our complex relationship with it.
Each of us spent our time differently in quarantine: some were super-creative with photography, while some devoted their time to other things. And photographer Ron Burkett created a beautiful and unusual piece of art during the lockdown. He used a pressure washer to draw an epic wildlife mural on his driveway and captured it from above with a drone.
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards competition has never failed to make me laugh with its selection of comical photos of animals. And this year’s gallery is no exception. The contest has announced its 2020 finalists and they caused me to laugh out loud, and I’m sharing them hoping to get you to laugh, too.