Unseen Empire has turned one of the largest-ever wildlife camera trap studies into a game using six million photos taken across Southeast Asia. If you’re searching for a phone game that lets you have fun, learn lots of new things, and it has cute animals – search no more, because you’ve just found it.
The National Audubon Society has announced the winning photos and videos of its 2021 Audubon Photography Awards. The entrants from all across the USA and Canada submitted their photos, and for the first time, the best bird videos were awarded as well. The grand prize went to Carolina Fraser and her photo of a sunbathed, dusty roadrunner. But there are plenty more amazing photos in this year’s selection, so let’s check them out.
This year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is still open for entries and there’s time until June. But there are already some photos that won’t fail to make you laugh. The amazing contest organizers shared some of them with DIYP, and they’re just what you need to unwind if you’re having a stressful day.
The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) has just announced the results of its 2021 Nature Photographer of the Year contest. As always, there’s a fantastic selection of images showing nature in all its beauty and tenderness, but also reminding us how harsh and powerful it can be.
You don’t usually think of wolves as creatures that can catch fish. And until recently, it wasn’t something anybody had ever really considered. It turns out, though, that these animals are even smarter than we previously thought and do indeed know how to hunt and catch fish. Specifically, they know how to take advantage of beaver dams to go after ones that can’t easily escape.
The revelation comes in what Voyageurs Wolf Project calls the “first-ever” camera collar footage from a wild wolf. The researchers trapped and sedated a lone wolf known affectionately as V089 and attached a Vecftronic-Aerospace camera collar to him. It records in 30-second bursts each hour through the daytime for a 7-minute video each day.
Can you ever get enough of photos of cute animals? I know, me neither. Belgium-based wildlife photographer Niki Colemont has shared with us a collection of squirrel photos that will make you smile. If you’ve had a rough day (or even if you didn’t), these cute jumping squirrels Niki photographed will make it better.
I’ve heard of cyclones, I’ve heard of reindeer, but a reindeer cyclone? This is totally new to me. But it’s a thing, it looks incredible, and a drone pilot managed to capture this phenomenon from above. Science girl posted the video on her Twitter account, explaining what stands behind this unusual behavior.
When they’re orphaned, baby squirrels have a very slim chance of surviving on their own. But zoologist and wildlife photographer Dani Connor helped four red squirrel babies beat the odds. She shared her and their incredible story in this equally incredible video. This NatGeo-worthy piece is not only a treat for the eyes but also the soul.
Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is one of my favorite photo contests. While I don’t photograph wildlife myself, images from this contest never fail to put a smile on my face. If you’d like to put a smile on someone’s face and get some neat awards too, Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is now open for entries. But other than sharing information on how to enter the contest, they’re also giving away extra giggles with some hilarious animal images.