Wildlife Photography How To

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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 17, 2017 0 comments

Yesterday’s story on the winners of the 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest was so popular that we decided to feature these incredible images of a diver getting up close and personal with great white sharks near Mexico’s Guadalupe Island.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 14, 2017 0 comments

Sara Lee is an underwater photographer who became enchanted with the sea while growing up in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. She captured the dramatic images you see here of adventurer and freediver Alison Teal swimming with giant manta rays at night.

Staff Posted: Feb 10, 2017 0 comments

Alexandre Voyer, a freediving photographer, specializes in documenting ocean creatures with the help of his Canon DSLR and some serious lung power. “All the photos are made on a single breath of air—I don’t use oxygen tanks—with natural light,” Voyer says.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 06, 2017 0 comments

Chris Knight is a UK-based nature photographer whose underwater images of crocodiles are jaw dropping—in the truest sense of the term. Knight made these photos in shallow water during a recent trip to Mexico’s Caribbean coast near the village of Xcalak.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 03, 2017 0 comments

Anup Shah considers himself a fine art photographer, and his amazing B&W images of wild beasts in Africa definitely take wildlife photography to a whole new level. Now based in the UK, Shah grew up in Kenya, where he says, “Wildlife was just outside the door in abundance.”

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 20, 2017 0 comments

Frenchman Eric Pillot is a photographer with a unique perspective on wildlife photography. He has traveled throughout Europe making portraits of animals posing within artificial settings reflecting their natural habitats.

Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 17, 2017 0 comments

I shared this on my personal Facebook page yesterday and it’s made the rounds of social media, but it’s definitely worth a watch if you haven’t seen it already. (And probably worth a re-watch even if you have seen it already.)

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 05, 2017 0 comments

OK, bird lovers, here's something unique that will let you take great remote photos of your feathered friends. Bird Photo Booth 2.0 is an affordable bird feeder and 4K action cam combo for getting great close-ups and action shots of birds and other wildlife without a lot of fancy gear.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 21, 2016 0 comments

One of the allures of deep-sea fishing is that sometimes you catch something you don’t expect like these freakish creatures caught and photographed by Russian commercial fisherman Roman Fedortsov.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 20, 2016 0 comments

Muhhammad Roem considers himself an “amateur” photographer, but you wouldn’t know that from looking at the incredible close-up images he shoots of insects and other critters.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 07, 2016 0 comments

Renowned British filmmaker/photographer Philip Bloom is known for cinematic images that tell a story. He recently spent three days in northern Norway making this beautiful 4K video of Orca whales and the Aurora Borealis.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 06, 2016 0 comments

Brendon Cremer is a wildlife and nature photographer known for his stunning images of exotic animals in Africa. Among his most spectacular photographs are those in which he shoots his subjects by moonlight.

Ron Leach Posted: Nov 30, 2016 5 comments

I tend to travel on the wide side when it comes to lens selection, so it was exciting to get ahold of Tamron’s new super telephoto zoom—the SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022). And what better way to give this big beauty a try than to take it on safari?

Staff Posted: Nov 29, 2016 0 comments

Today’s camera gear is faster than ever and much of it is tailor-made for capturing any sort of motion or movement. So then why do so many photographers struggle to shoot compelling images of action? Part of it has to do with timing and part of it has to do with composition. Your camera and lens can only do so much and there’s more to a great action shot than simply capturing the moment and making sure it’s in focus. For this assignment, we were looking for images of anything from basketball to dance to wildlife, just as long as there was some kind of action in the scene. For the winning images, we were looking for great composition, effective use of backgrounds and scenery, and powerful emotion: human, animal, or otherwise. Here are our six favorites.

Ron Leach Posted: Nov 28, 2016 0 comments

Norwegian photographer Audun Rikardsen is a professor of Freshwater and Marine Biology at the University of Tromso as well as a sell-taught photographer. He’s used his fascination with the arctic coast to make some extraordinary photographs of sea creatures above and below he surface.

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