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Birds are beautiful creatures and with such a vast range of colourful species your sure to find a special photo opportunity. At the sight of an unusual bird your first thought would or will be to take a photo, so if this happens or you are a regular bird watcher here is some inspirational photographs for you to think about for the next time you discover a rare beauty! Please click any photograph you see below to find out more about the photographer’s photographic skill and possibly the secrets to great bird photography!
Passion is something which sometimes comes out wildly in the form of Wildlife photography. A love for nature and animals and the courage to adventure in jungles kindles the spark to go wild and capture those moments which remain unexplored and which may pose a threat at times if not alert. Wild life photography is also sending an alarming message to all of us to protect some of these endangered species. Wildlife photography also proves a milestone in protecting the wild animals which are becoming extinct due to many threats by humans such as deforestation, poaching and climatic conditions. Another important help is, they capture some of the endangered species and collect those precious details which could save these animals from the verge of extinction.
Photograph by Anthony Davis, Your Shot A caiman rescued by the ARCAS organization in Guatemala gets the eye from a ring of turtles. Founded in 1989, ARCAS strives to rehabilitate animals seized from poachers and illegal pet traders, eventually releasing most back into the wild. As one of hundreds of travelers fortunate enough to volunteer at ARCAS each year, I spent long, hot, but enjoyable days cleaning and feeding parrots , scarlet macaws, spider monkeys , howler monkeys , and other species under pressure in Central America. (This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.) See pictures of alligators and crocodiles »
For many of Earth’s creatures, time is running out. Half of the world’s plant and animal species will soon be threatened with extinction.
These pictures prove that you don't need to head to Africa to witness big game at its best. From bison-like watusis on parade to a cheeky baby primate suckling on its mother, a new book opens a window into the lives of African creatures living in the Spanish animal haven of the Cabarceno wildlife park near Santander. The 750 hectare former toxic mining zone has been transformed into a corner of Africa, where endangered primates, big cats and bison can roam free. A group of watusis
By Wil Longbottom UPDATED: 07:29 GMT, 8 December 2011 Stare at these pictures for long enough and you might just spot some clever creatures playing the ultimate game of hide and seek. This Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko is barely visible against the leaves in the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar. These amazing animals are true masters at blending effortlessly into their environment as a means of survival in the natural world. Blending in: This Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko hides from predators in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar, or is it just a leaf? Nothing to see here: A Bat-faced Toad hides among dead leaves in Amacayacu National Park, Colombia
National Wildlife Magazine Photo Contest 2009 Honorable Mention, Amateur Division, Landscapes and Plant Life Category It rained for several days during my trip to the Canadian Rockies and I was frustrated about lost photographic opportunities. One afternoon, a break in the weather had me heading out on the highway, hoping for shots of bighorn sheep. I found a herd and spent some time shooting them. Not long afterward, the rain started moving in again, so I headed back to the hotel. That’s when I saw this scene unfolding in the warm late afternoon light.
"Love the animals : God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled." ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber
By Daily Mail Reporter UPDATED: 07:48 GMT, 5 October 2010 A daredevil seabird swoops over a cliff in a kamikaze-like dive - taken by a photographer Andrew Parkinson who is scared of heights. This jaw-dropping image is just one of the entries in this year's Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition which kicks off with an exhibition at the Natural History Museum on 22 October.