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15 Amazing Photos of Bird Photography

Birds photography is not as easy as it may seem. The object moves rapidly and spontaneously, extra noise can easily scare away. Though successful attrmpts result into mesmerizing images. Here we would like to share some of the most stunning photographs from birds life. Enjoy!

Picture of the Day: Lee Bothma’s Antelopes in a Misty Sunset

Wildlife photographer and explorer Lee Bothma, roams some of South Africa’s most untouched places in search of the perfect photo. In this magnificent snap, Bothma captured a group of Springboks antelopes in a misty sunset scene in Kgalagada Transfrontier Park, South Africa. The springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) is a medium-sized brown and white antelope-gazelle of southwestern Africa. It is extremely fast and can reach speeds of 100 km/h (62 mph) and can leap 4 m (13 feet) through the air. The photo is been up on 500px.com for 2 months and since then has gotten a viral wave of praise online. Head over to Bothma’s profile for more of… Read more »

Bear Portraits by Jill Greensberg

Photograph Jill Greensberg is known for her ability to bring human qualities into animal photography. Her “Bear Portraits” project carries all the spectrum of emotions and personalities along with the depths of characters captured in different members of the Ursidae family.  “I wanted to create images of these majestic beasts unlike anything we had seen before. I set up a studio outside to show the intensity and allow an intimate view of these powerful beasts.” – Greensberg says. The Ursine series was exhibited in different galleries and collected by various museums around the world, some pieces were bought by celebrities ( Tom Ford,… Read more »

Expressive Animal Portraits by Wolf Ademeit

German photographer Wolf Ademeit has a great passion for taking portraits of zoo animals during more than 30 years. “Only a few photographers use the photography of animals in zoos as an art form. I think this is a missed opportunity… With my pictures I would like to move the photography of these animals in the focus of the art photography and show photos which are not purely documentary “documentary” – says Ademeit. Bringing all the spectrum of animals‘ emotions from every grimace, ferocious roar, tender kiss, and twinkle of the eye yet he calls himself a hobbyist. Ademeit’s art is simply amazing, full of personality and natural beauty.

Make It or Break It – Annual Wildebeest Migration

This dynamic photograph was taken by Mark Bridger in Kenya during the annual wildebeest migration of herds from the Serengeti in Northern Tanzania to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Often called “The Great Show on Earth”, it includes 2-2.5 million of wildebeest, zebras and gazelle moving together from July to October each year. The photographer named this shot “Geronimo!”, describing that while jumping into the Mara river, many of wildebeests die drowning, exhaustion or taken by Nile crocodiles.

20 Perfectly Timed Photographs

Life is full of unpredictable moments – one second, one blink and you missed it. Sometimes the lucky coincidence of perfect time, perfect place and angle brings up an amazing result impossible to duplicate. One of a kind images, breathtaking and jaw dropping, indescribable – descriptions can go on and on, but better scroll down and enjoy them yourself!

Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest: 20 Most Impressive Wildlife Photos

Annually, after Nat Geo, wraps up the year’s photo contest, it’s a delight to go back and look at the stunning participating photographs contestants submitted for the different branches of the competition, and admire the talent and the story each photo carries. This year, two judging rounds of experts announced the first prize winner of 25th National Geographic Traveler Photo contest in the end of June; with the lucky one winning an expedition to the Galápagos with the National Geographic team, and the runner-ups will have their pictures posted in the magazine or the website. Here’s a selection of the best of the wildlife… Read more »

10 Amazing Pictures from the “Masters of Nature Photography” Book

On September 5, 2013  The Natural History Museum will publish ”The Masters of Nature Photography” book. These are 10 shots made by the past winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition which is run by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide. Enjoy the breathtaking images of extraordinary nature from around the globe along with the incredible stories of how the photography was made.  1. Jim Brandenburg, North Dakota, USA, 1975 It was windy on that North Dakota prairie, so windy that it was unnerving. It was also midday, and knowing that the light isn’t good at that time, I… Read more »

Mesmerizing Black & White African Wildlife Photography by Nick Brandt

Nick Brandt, photographer from London, is one of the few, who ever considered taking pictures of wild fauna. Opposite to the standard approach on capturing the dramatic single action of the animals, he focuses on the beauty of the static shots in the iconic plains of the East Africa. There’s one thing I do whilst shooting that I believe makes a big difference:  I get extremely close to these very wild animals, often within a few feet of them. I don’t use telephoto lenses. This is because I want to see as much of the sky and landscape as possible–to… Read more »

Picture of the Day: Admiring Her Beauty

Here’s an adorable photo, by Netherlands-based nature photographer Wil Mijer, showing how many exuberant colors there are in nature, through this simple composition of a green-eyed tree frog dangling from a leaf and admiring a blue butterfly. “I found my passion, macro photography, mostly in nature. I love photographing insects and flowers, but butterflies are my absolute favorite.” – Wil Mijer. More Pictures of the Day [Image copyright: Wil Mijer]

21 Spectacular Examples of Animal Camouflage

Camouflage is one of the adaptation skills animals have evolved to carry as a major mean of survival. In nature, every advantage increases an animal’s chances of staying alive, and therefore its chances of reproducing. In this post, we’ll see how animals blend in with their environment and turn into sophisticated hiders who can change their camouflage in accordance with a change in their surroundings, and sometimes throw predators off by disguising themselves as something dangerous or uninteresting.­ Here are 21 interesting examples of animal camouflage, some of these will give you a challenge! 1. Great Grey Owl Image credits: Art Wolfe 2…. Read more »

Picture of the Day: First Flight

Karin Thorell, a Swedish wildlife photographer, that has dedicated her life to photographing birds insects and the amazing species of our nature. In a photo-shoot of a Golden-eye Duck colony, Thorell captured this momentous photograph of  2 baby common golden-eye ducks leaving the nest and taking to the air for their first ever flight. The expressions on their face are priceless! The Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) is a medium-sized sea duck. Adult males ranges from 45–52 cm (18–21 inches) and from 888 to 1400 grams (1.9 to 3.1 lbs), while females range from 40–50 cm (16–20 inches) and from 500 to 1182 grams (1.1 to… Read more »

Mesmerizing Black & White Wildlife Photography by Sebastião Salgado

Sebastião Salgado is a Brazilian documentary photographer living in Paris. He has produced several books, and his work has been exhibited extensively around the world. His latest work, Genesis, premiered at The Natural History Museum in London on April 11, on view through Sept. 8, 2013. The exhibition will have its North American premier at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from May 1 through Sept 2 – Here’s a peek inside his latest set, Genesis: On South Georgia, a barren island in the far South Atlantic, a pair of southern elephant seal calves beckon before a colony of king penguins…. Read more »

Cally Whitham’s Stunning Painting-Like Photography

The most beauty is hidden in the simplest things around us, you just have to open your eyes and look around. That’s what Cally Whitham’s photography is all about – search of promise and value in a banality. New Zealand based artist represents the most unpromising things in an extremely outstanding way. Her subjects are depicted in an almost surreal ambience, making her work resemble a real oil painting. Whitham describes her philosophy: “I’m interested in the idea of perceptions and how changing a perception gives or takes away value. For instance, people will pay to go to a zoo to look… Read more »

Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th Annual Photo Contest Finalists

Albuquerque, New Mexico – An onlooker Witnesses the Annular Solar Eclipse as the Sun Sets on May 20, 2012. Colleen Pinski – The Natural World. Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th Annual Photo Contest has just announced the 50 finalists for this year’s competition. The contest received over 37,600 photo submissions from photographers in 112 countries around the world. The five contest categories this year include: The American Experience — Events, objects or activities connecting the American people to their history or their cultural heritage; photographs that tell us what it means to be an American and provide a sense of what it is like to live in… Read more »

Picture of the Day: A Bug on A Red Background

A Damselfly Resting on a Slender Stem of a Grass photographed by Singapore-based photographer Joel Forte of Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines)

The Top 10 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012

After the tremendous success our “Picture of the Day” section received upon its introduction in 2012, we’ve decided to put together a short gallery of our most “liked” images posted throughout the year, in efforts to honor the gifted photographers that have managed to snap incredible imagery that inspires us all. Below are the top 10 Pictures of the day for 2012. I can’t thank you enough for taking the time out of your day to check out the site. May you continue to be inspired, educated and entertained by our beautiful planet and all that inhabit it. Enjoy the peek!… Read more »

More Than Human by Tim Flach

Bringing the viewer into close-up proximity with their animal subjects, painstakingly lit, carefully cropped for maximum graphic impact, More Than Human is the title of the latest series of photographs by Tim Flach. Gathering portraits of animals for his next book, the photographer invites us to discover stunning shots of various species, thus revealing facets of these animals more than human. The photographer gives us a splendid and heart-moving experience in a long and magnificent series of pictures. [More Wildlife Photography]

A Peek at Klaus Tiedge’s African Wildlife Photography

German-born reknowned photographer Klaus Tiedge, is widely known for his passion for commercial photography with over twenty years of experience. In 2001, an assignment brought him to South Africa. He grew fond of it so much & decided to move there with his wife, settling in Cape Town, where he would be a photographer for the fashion industry. Since 2008, his attention has been brought closely to fine art imagery especially in creating astonishing photos that simply capture the character, beauty, charm, atmosphere, and harmony of African wildlife, traveling through countries like Namibia, Botswana and Kenya.

Top 10 Picks for the 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest

National Geographic, a leader in capturing the world through brilliant imagery, sets the standard for photographic excellence. Last year the Nat Geo photo contest received more than 20,000 entries from over 130 countries, with professional and amateur photographers across the globe participating. And it’s this time of the year again, photographers are now welcome to submit their imagery, and the counter has already surpassed 3k submissions.

Morning Dew on Insects by David Chambon

Photographer David Chambon shows off his master skills of macro photography through this phenomenal series of images featuring various insects on leaves covered in morning dew droplets. For more of his work, check out his 500px and Flickr profiles.

10 Winners of the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest for 2012

Decisions have been made for the 24th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest and the winners have just been announced, with a group of ten photos coming out on top, plus one Viewer’s Choice winner. A total of eleven images were chosen from more than 12,000 entries submitted by 6,615 photographers from 152 countries covering four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place, and Spontaneous Moments. Also, be sure to see the earlier entry featuring 40 finalists images from the submissions to this year’s contest. 1- A Japanese maple, by Fred An, one of seven Merit winners. “This is the great Japanese maple tree in the Portland… Read more »

40 Images from the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012

Judges will soon be selecting the winners for the 24th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest for 2012, but voting doesn’t end until Friday, July 20, at 9 a.m. The Atlantic shared these photographs with permission from National Geographic, gathered from four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place, and Spontaneous Moments.

And the Alligator Said “See You Later”

Timing is everything, when it comes to memorable photography. This perfectly timed photo taken by Marina Scarr of an American alligator just about to swallow an unlucky gar fish in Florida, USA. The photograph was submitted to National Geographic’s Annual Photo Contest in the Spontaneous Moments category. Upon posting the picture on the NatGeo Facebook page, it hit 35K shares and almost 100K likes. Awesome shot! It deserves to be the picture of the day.

First Contact

A priceless reaction caught on the little girls face looking up surprised to discover a new form of life. The girl and the Manatee each staring curiously at each other, in an introduction that doesn’t usually happen except with barriers in between. The superb image was taken by Christopher Wright of CMGW Photography on May 8, 2012 in Orlando, Florida, US, using a Canon EOS 50D.

Cat Vs. Mantis by Brooke Pennington

A spectacular capture of a wildlife confrontation between a cat and a mantis taken by Michigan photographer Brooke Pennington. Regardless of the challenge, the mantis is putting up a decent defense for what would be presumed as a settled dispute. Incredible moment!

Gecko Portrait Shot by Robert Seber

Robert Seber, an amateur photographer from England that takes stunning macro images of insects, has snapped this remarkable close-up of a Gecko’s face profile. The changing colors of the gecko to its surrounding environment is what interested Seber to take the photograph, although focusing on such a small creature that can move rapidly was hard, with the help of a friend to hold it still, the shot turned out representing strong character and the detail in its eyes is just extremely daring!

A Bug on  A Bike by Tustel Ico

Photographer Tustel Ico of Borneo, Indonesia, captured a brilliant macro shot of a Praying Mantis sitting on two budding leaves which made it look like a bicycle ride. Just amazing!

GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 – in pictures

For the 11th time, the GDT (Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotografen) brings European photographers to contest on the production of the best stoic muskox, abstract lava images and stunning landscapes, the following were the winning pictures for this year: [Via: The Guardian]

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