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Conserving Africa's Wildlife Through Photography

Conserving Africa's Wildlife Through Photography
How often do we see exquisite imagery of animals that isn't a "When Animals Attack" special? Photographer Nick Brandt says, "The emphasis has generally been on capturing the drama of wild animals IN ACTION, on capturing that dramatic single moment, as opposed to simply animals in the state of being." I agree with Brandt and appreciate his stunning contributions to wildlife photography. The native Londoner first discovered the beauty of Africa's majestic creatures sprawled out on the breathtakingly unaltered landscapes in 1995, when he was still making music videos, practicing his formal training in film. It was in 2000 that that he shifted his medium of choice to photography. Since then, Brandt has documented the extraordinary wildlife of Africa and its unfortunate decimation. It isn't all gut-wrenching photography, though. Nick Brandt's website Related:  Animal Photography

50 Incredible Photos Of Animals From 2011 50 Cute Animal Photos "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 ~ Stephenie Geist "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France Photo Credits: Tigers Deluxe, Salvador Sabater, Howard Ruby, Marina Cano and others. Photo copyright belongs to photo authors. Latest and updated 1Y0-A22 study guides from Pass For Sure are best companions for your online preparation.

Wildlife Photographer of 2010 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 The Thoughtful Baboon by Adrian Bailey of South Africa Celestial Cathedral by Kent Miklendra from Australia Fishing Frenzy by Tomasz Racznyski of Poland Catch of the Day by Jordan Calame from the USA

20 Amazing Animal Photography Shots Animal photography is one of the most challenging and rewarding form of photography. Stalking wildlife animal to take pictures of them is quite difficult, because in any moment your subject could run or worst attack you. Here are 20 amazing animal photography shots: Related Posts Cute Photos of Animals with Big Eyes Pictured: Conservationist gently strokes tiger sharks Pets in Halloween Costumes Forms of Animal Torture Things To Know Before Getting A Pet [Infographics] 12 Interesting Animal Facts [Photos] - Part 2 Cat Friends - Cute Pictures Worlds fastest man adopts world fastest cat 9 Old-Timey Animal Photos You Won't Believe Are Real 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. Gus Waldorf / Life"And in the red corner ... oh God, ALL of the blood. Allow us to introduce the fighters of this 1949 bout: In the blue corner, Gus Waldorf, a boxer so distinguished that this picture is literally all he's known for. Since they followed boxing protocol as opposed to the bear's preferred combat style of straight up mauling everyone, its teeth and claws were restricted with a muzzle and boxing gloves. Gus Waldorf / LifeAlso the bear was a southpaw, which put him right off his game. This was not an isolated incident, by the way -- bear-fighting was apparently all the rage back in the day. #8. #7. #6. #5.

25 Stunning Images of Animals From herons rudely showing off their behinds while hunting for fish, to hungry cheetahs preparing to pounce on their next dinner – these striking images capture the magic of the animal kingdom. Can you find the hidden animals in these 20 wildlife photos? As a wildlife photographer, Art Wolfe of course takes pictures of animals. But not just any pictures. He finds and captures scenes that include animals so at home in their environment that you can hardly tell they’re there… Giraffe Wolf Willow Ptarmigan Caiman Great Horned Owl American Pika Blue-crowned Parrot Horned Adder Leopard Gyrfalcon California Ground Squirrel Spotted Deer Impala Cheetah Common Snipe Wandering Tattler Nighthawk Coyote Klipspringers Blue Dacnis Related… (via The Daily Mail)

What zoo captivity looks like around the world Zoos are one of the more ethically dodgy areas for conservationists and animal lovers. On the one hand, there are many zoos doing amazing work, acting as the last refuge and hope for critically endangered species, and as a place of education and engagement for people learning about wildlife and the need for conservation around the globe. They care about their animals and do everything possible to provide enriching and healthy enclosures. The plight of captive animals getting the care and living environment they need is one that quite a few conservation photographers have taken on to varied degrees. These real, emotionally compelling -- simply heartbreaking -- photos that tell a single story: this is what captivity too often looks like, even in countries where we wouldn't expect such dire conditions. © Gaston Lacombe © Gaston Lacombe Lacombe tells me, "These images were taken on five continents, in nine countries, including the USA and Canada. Lacombe's images have a purpose to be sure.

India Song Photography Focus sur la photographe Karen Knorr qui s’intéresse depuis 2008 à la culture indienne avec des clichés plaçant différents animaux au centre de lieux magnifiques. Cette série baptisée « India Song » permet de rendre hommage à ces temples, cités et autres sites sacrés. A découvrir en images et en détails dans la suite.

Surreal photography by Katerina Plotnikova Katerina Plotnikova did something extremely amazing! She used no photoshop! All poses and animals are real! "Biloela" series by Leila Jeffreys more information Who is Major Mitchell? He was a Scottish- born Australian explorer and surveyor whose full title and name was: Lieutenant Colonel Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell. He wrote fondly of these Cockatoos but not so fondly of Australia’s countryside. He was a brilliant man, but a proud one. Major Mitchell died of bronchitis in 1855 and is buried in Camperdown Cemetery in the suburb of Newtown, Sydney. Like all female Major Mitchell Cockatoos if you look closely at her eye, Matilda has a light reddish-brown iris as opposed to male Neville’s black iris. Because of their white and salmon-pink plumage and large, bright red and yellow crest they are generally recognised as the most beautiful of all cockatoos. To our ears, in contrast to their beauty, their song is sad and mournful.

Black And White Animal Portraits by David Yarrow David Yarrow est un photographe écossais de 48 ans dont le travail est principalement tourné vers la photographie d’animaux, en noir et blanc. Voici une sélection de quelques uns de ses meilleurs portraits, tout droit sorti de la faune la plus sauvage. The Best Wildlife Photography of 2015 Canadian photographer Don Gutoski has been named the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year by London’s Natural History Museum for his piece titled "A tale of two foxes." Aside from its obvious beauty, there are a few more reasons why Don Gutoski's photograph took the grand prize. First of all, this is rare behavior to witness, let alone catch on camera. The photo was snapped in Wapusk National Park, Canada and captures a red fox hunting an arctic fox. Higher temperatures due to global warming have shifted the range of red foxes further north, meaning they are coming into contact with arctic foxes more often. There is also huge amount of technical prowess needed to capture this photo. Image credit: Ondrej Pelánek/Natural History Museum The Young Wildlife Photographer Grand Title winner was a Czech boy called Ondřej Pelánek for a photo called "Ruffs on display." Image credit: Edwin Giesbers/Natural History Museum Image credit: Michael AW/Natural History Museum

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