Probably most of us have heard of the saying ‘Hakuna Matata’, which means ‘no worries’ in Swahili. The famous phrase was popularized by the Disney animated movie ‘The Lion King’ and inspired Paris-based photographer Thomas Subtil to create a lighthearted series about life without a care in the world. Continue reading »
Dutch wildlife photographer Roeselien Raimond has been bringing joy and warmth to people with her fairytale-like photographs of wild foxes for over 8 years. Looking at her gallery of foxes provides a truly captivating and calming experience, as Roeselien brings these gorgeous creatures to life with her exceptional ability to capture their spirit. Continue reading »
Urban wildlife winner: Magpie in the Snow (Magpie), Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow. (Photo by Christopher Swan/British Wildlife Photography Awards) Continue reading »
The winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition are revealed at a ceremony at the Natural History Museum, London, which runs the international competition.
Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten has won the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 title for his extraordinary image, The Golden Couple, which frames a pair of golden snub-nosed monkeys in the temperate forest of China’s Qinling Mountains, the only habitat for these endangered primates. The winning portrait captures the beauty and fragility of life on earth, and a glimpse of some of the extraordinary, yet relatable beings we share our planet with.
The golden couple by Marsel van Oosten, The Netherlands — grand title winner, Animal portraits. A male Qinling golden snub-nosed monkey rests on a stone, joined by a female from his group. Both are watching an altercation down the valley between the lead males of two other groups in the 50-strong troop. It’s spring in the temperate forest of China’s Qinling mountains, the only place where these endangered monkeys live. To show both a male’s beautiful pelage and striking blue face, Marsel had to shoot at an angle from the back. It took many days observing the group to achieve his goal. (Photo by Marsel van Oosten/2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »
Arguably, nothing is as funny as animals pretending to be human – your dog talking to you or your cat smiling at you. Then, there is the human tendency to anthropomorphize the behavior of animals, which can produce really hilarious moments to be captured by lucky, on-the-spot photographers.
Birds having a martial dispute. Dancing deer. A polar bear photographer. All are among the comic scenes that made it to the list of 41 finalists selected among thousands submitted this year to the Comedy Wildlife Photographer Awards 2018. The winners will be announced on November 15. Here: A lion and lioness together. (Photo by Maureen Toft/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards) Continue reading »
Leopard seal, Anvers Island, Antarctica, 2006. (Photo by Paul Nicklen/National Geographic) Continue reading »
Glass-house guard by Wayne Jones, Australia. Highly commended, Underwater. “On the sandy seabed off the coast of Mabini in the Philippines, a yellow pygmy goby guards its home – a discarded glass bottle. It is one of a pair, each no more than 4 centimetres (one and a half inches) long, that have chosen a bottle as a perfect temporary home. The female will lay several batches of eggs, while the male performs guard duty at the entrance”. (Photo by Wayne Jones/2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »
These are the most memorable underwater images from the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. They have been specially selected for this unique book from the hundred of thousands of images received over the last 50 years. The collection gives us a glimpse into an often unseen world containing many strange and beguiling creatures. Each image is accompanied by a story from the photographer, explaining what the image means to them and how they were able to capture it. This portfolio reveals a spectacular panoply of life, which is as diverse and colourful as anything found on land.
Big blue mouthful by Doc White. “This picture was the first ever to show, full frame, a blue whale with its throat pouch expanded, the pleats forced open by the engulfment of a gargantuan amount of water and shrimp-like krill. Having lunged through the krill swarm, the whale is expelling the water, forcing it through the massive sheets of hair-like baleen material, which hang from its mouth. To find large enough aggregations of krill, a blue whale is forced to travel great distances. But when a large swarm is located, the lunge-feeding technique is highly energy-efficient”. (Photo by Doc White/Unforgettable Underwater Photography/NHM) Continue reading »
American photographer Bruce Gilden spent 16 days among ordinary Russians in a small provincial town, 70 km from Yekaterinburg. According to Bruce, this area is populated by former criminals, drug addicts and “lost people.” “Dark Ages community” – describes he the provincial Russia. Continue reading »
Here are the winning photos of the Comedy Wildlife 2017, this contest rewarding the most funny and offbeat animal photos! After the finalists announced a few weeks ago, here are the big winners of the world’s most crazy photo contest, selected from thousands of photos.
OVERALL WINNER 2017 “Help” by Tibor Kercz. © Tibor Kercz/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards. WINNER of Amazing Internet Portfolio prize for his sequence of 4 Owl images. Continue reading »
“In winter, pied wagtails roost communally in urban areas, both for protection and for the additional warmth given off by buildings and lights. This extra degree or two can make the difference in harsh weather. Here, a single individual out of hundreds is silhouetted by the lights of Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport”. (Photo by Daniel Trim/British Wildlife Photography Awards 2017) Continue reading »
Prepare yourself for some rib-tickling laughter because the Comedy Wildlife Awards has announced its finalists. Founded by Tanzania-based photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam, the aim of the awards is to put a spotlight on wildlife conservation efforts while simultaneously injecting some humour into the world of wildlife photography.
A wild rabbit seen collecting nesting material in Belgium Flanders, Bredene, Belgium. (Photo by Olivier Colle/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards) Continue reading »
In a new project, an international group of photographers have joined forces to use their powerful images to raise awareness and funds to help stop the illegal wildlife trade.
Fennec foxes are captured for the illegal pet trade. This three-month-old pup was for sale in a market in southern Tunisia. (Photo by Bruno D’Amicis/Photographers Against Wildlife Crime/Wildscreen/The Guardian) Continue reading »
Deep snow had blanketed the Lamar valley in Yellowstone national park, Wyoming, and the day was cold and overcast. This female American red fox was hunting beside the road, stepping quietly across the crusty surface of the snow. The image, says Ashleigh, “illustrates the harsh reality of winter life in Yellowstone”. (Photo by Ashleigh Scully/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017) Continue reading »
Arctic treasure by Sergey Gorshkov (Russia). An arctic fox carries its egg trophy from a raid on a snow goose nest and heads for a suitable burial spot. Finalist 2017, Animal Portraits. (Photo by Sergey Gorshkov/2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »
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