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.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest never fails to bring us striking images of the world around us. Although the winners will be announced in October, we can take a peek at some of this year’s highly commended images. As always, they display the beauty, diversity, but also the devastating destruction of the natural world.
A few years ago, I got this beautiful chance to spend time living and photographing on a freezing island located right in the central Helsinki. I spent 24 nights there as the cold winter turned to spring.
It all started when I saw an article about an island that was for sale for one million euros. Katajanokanluoto is the only privately owned island in central Helsinki and is located just a few hundred meters from the Helsinki shoreline. I had seen the island many times before from the Suomenlinna ferry. Suomenlinna is one of the most popular locations in Helsinki among the tourists and one of my favorite places.
I find sharks a bit scary, but at the same time incredibly fascinating. Wildlife photographer Chris Fallows has depicted this impression of mine in his fantastic photo of a great white shark. In the image that has gone viral shortly after it was published, Chris managed to capture the incredible animal 12 feet in the air. He kindly shared his photo with us, along with some other images that he’s taken.
When photographer Jeff Wirth set up his trail camera on a log, he was hoping to take photos of bobcats. Little did he know that, other than wild animals, he’d also end up with a photo of a dude with a wild sense of humor. While he was going through photos, Jeff noticed a photo of a guy who struck a pose on the log. The photo made him laugh really hard, and Jeff kindly shared the laughs and the photo with the rest of us.
What would you if a bear approached you and started sniffing you? I’d probably scream and run for my life, but this lady saw a photo opportunity in it. A video recently emerged showing the woman as a bear approached her – and she took her phone out and snapped a selfie.
We love optical illusions, no matter if they were made with forced perspective, colors, or makeup. Indian wildlife photographer Sarosh Lodhi made one by snapping a photo at exactly the right time. He photographed two zebras, and people can’t seem to agree which one is looking at the camera. Can you guess which one is it?
The National Audubon Society has recently announced the winning photos of the 2020 Audubon Photography Awards. The contest is in its eleventh year, and just like before, the jury has chosen six category winners along with four honorable mentions. All ten photos capture amazing moments in bird lives, so make sure to take a look, decompress, and relax with these gorgeous images.
This is a step-by-step guide on back-button autofocus for wildlife photographers. You will learn what is back-button autofocus. How to set up the back button autofocus and how to capture stunning wildlife images using the back-button autofocus technique.
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.