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German-born Klaus Tiedge has been a prominent figure in the field of commercial photography for more than 20 years, having worked in numerous countries including India, Japan, Brazil and the USA. In 2001 Klaus moved to South Africa and settled down in Cape Town taking full advantage of the a thriving fashion industry and optimal conditions that the region is renowned for. In 2008, Tiedge decided to shelve his commercial endeavors and pursue his passion for fine art photography as he turned his attention to the beauty and diversity of the African continent.
In the old days, concepts like safety, animal rights and sanity weren't as well-defined as they are now. And while there's no question that we treat animals better today than we did a few decades ago, sometimes what's good for the animals is bad for the field of insanely badass photography. So, we'll just have to fill that void with old-timey photos like these. #9. Rocky VII: Rocky Fights a Bear
"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 "Most pets display so many humanlike traits and emotions it's easy to forget they're not gifted with the English language and then get snubbed when we talk to them and they don't say anything back.
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As a wildlife photographer, Art Wolfe of course takes pictures of animals.
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.
Reflection photography is not as easy as some might imagine. It takes creativity and skill to both see the possibilities and then end up with a fantastic photograph – particularly if your subject is something that’s not likely to keep still and behave!
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. The competition will be stiff this year with mind-boggling photographs ranging from harrowing images of dead frogs in California to hoards of migrating monarch butterflies. The drop by Andrew Parkinson Animals in their Environment - Highly Commended: With his legs dangling over the edge, Andrew Parkinson tried to avoid any foreground showing in the picture by leaning right into the gale-force westerly
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.