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Photos of Endangered Species Where Every Pixel Represents One Animal – Photography Article

Back in 2008, the World Wildlife Fund teamed up with Yoshiyuki Mikami to create an incredibly powerful campaign using photos of endangered species where every pixel represented one animal left in the wild. Now, a programmer named Joshua Smith took this idea and updated it, releasing a new series of images that have quickly gone viral online. Smith took this project on as a programing challenge, uploading the results to Imgur when he was done. Inspired by Mikami’s art concept,…

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Photographing the Stunning Wildlife of South Georgia with David Yarrow – Photography Article

British fine art photographer David Yarrow visited the island of South Georgia in the southern Atlantic Ocean to photograph the “mind-blowing” wildlife scenes found there. His trip and creative process are captured in this new 4.5-minute short film, titled “Yarrow: The Virtues of Monochrome.” “There are few places left in the world that you can find yourself immersed in such a spectacle of nature,” says director Abraham Joffe. “The staggering sight of hundreds of thousands of penguins and seals, encircled…

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Photographer Catches Squirrel Stopping to Smell a Flower – Photography Article

Dutch photographer Dick van Duijn was visiting Vienna, Austria, in June when he captured an adorable series of photos showing a squirrel taking a moment out of its busy day to smell the flowers. The wildlife, nature, and landscape photographer tells PetaPixel he was visiting Vienna especially to shoot photos of ground squirrels. “On the first day we observed them and their behavior,” Van Duijn says. “On the second day, we photographed them the whole day. In the evening just…

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2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Shortlist Captures Nature’s Beauty and Its Brutality – Photography Article

The covered Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition—a contest developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London—has revealed a set of 15 “highly commended” images from this year’s competition. The winners won’t be revealed until October 15th, but this shortlist gives you a sense of the incredible submissions the judges had to choose from. The competition, which is in its 55th year, received some 50,000 entries from photographers hailing from 100 different countries. Overall winners will be announced on…

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Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Finalists Prove that Nature Has a Sense of Humor – Photography Article

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards just revealed this year’s finalists. And, as always, they offer a bit of comic relief, and the reminder that nature is occasionally as funny as it is ruthless… especially if you anthropomorphize it a tiny bit. This year’s finalists run the gamut: from the a fox who seems to be performing a proctology exam, to a deer experimenting with camouflage, to a grizzly bear who’s destined to become the next popular facepalm meme. The awards…

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Photographer Captures Incredible Photo of Sea Lion Trapped in a Whale’s Mouth – Photography Article

Last month, wildlife photographer Chase Dekker captured an incredible moment on camera. While he was photographing humpback whales lunge feeding on Monterey Bay, he captured the moment when an unlucky sea lion got trapped inside a whale’s mouth. Dekker has been photographing these kinds of feeding frenzies for years, but he tells PetaPixel that he had never seen anything like this. “Typically what happens is the sea lions are at the surface as they don’t dive as long and as…

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Can You Shoot Professional Bird Photos on a Budget? – Photography Article

Bird photography—or any wildlife photography, really—is one of the most expensive genres you can get into. A professional birding setup can easily cost you $20,000+. But can you can similar results for 10x less? Bird photographer Jan Wegener decided to find out. In the video above, Wegener put his ~$20,000 setup—Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM, Gitzo Tripod, Wimberley Gimbal Head, and some flash accessories—up against a ~$2,000 kit consisting of a used Canon 5D…

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Watch Two Tiny Owls Discover and Take Out a Wildlife Camera – Photography Article

The UK’s Hawk Conservancy Trust recently earned quite a bit of attention for their cause when a pair of Burrowing Owls they were trying to document discovered their hidden camera. The resulting video, which shows the owls “taking out” the camera, makes for a humorous entry in the battle of man vs beast. The video was originally posted to the Hawk Conservancy’s Twitter account a couple of weeks ago, in a tweet that said the owls had immediately found the…

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These Useful Charts Help You Avoid the Crowds at US National Parks – Photography Article

Designer and engineer Jordan Vincent has created a set of data visualizations (read: creative infographics) that landscape photographers might find invaluable. Using visitor data from all of the most popular US National Parks, he was able to plot attendance by type of lodging, time of year, and average temperature. He created these visualizations for 54 National Parks—including Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, Grand Canyon and many more—using data that spanned from 2013 to 2019. Each chart plots the number of Lodging, RV,…

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500px Blog » The Cutest, Tiniest Baby Turtles You’ll Ever See – Photography Article

Happy World Turtle Day! May 23 is dedicated to the appreciation and protection efforts of our hard-shelled reptilian friends. And what better way to shell-ebrate than to round up the most adorable photos of baby turtles in our community? As you can see from the pictures we gathered, these cute hatchlings start off as the size of Ping-Pong balls, they’re quite bold and daring. Did you know that the first few steps they make in their lives involve a fearless…

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Shark feeding frenzy captured in drone vision off NSW Central Coast – Aerial Photography Article

Shark feeding frenzy captured in drone vision off NSW Central Coast  7NEWS Incredible vision has emerged of a shark feeding frenzy caught on camera off the NSW Central Coast. As many as 40 sharks have been captured devouring a … >> Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo Mobile 2: Which One Should You Buy? Source link Share Tweet Share Pin Email environment News NSW News Sharks wildlife This is only a snippet of a Aerial Photography Article written by edupin Source link

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Beautiful Deep-Sea Squid Gets Caught on Camera for the First Time – Photography Article

A strange-looking recently-discovered deep-sea squid species called the Asperoteuthis mangoldae squid has been captured on camera for the first time ever. The footage and the scientists’ reactions are in the 2.5-minute video above. The marine scientists were exploring unknown regions of the ocean off Jarvis Island in the South Pacific on the E/V Nautilus when the squid was spotted at a depth of 930 meters (3,051 feet). At first, the crew thinks they’re zooming the camera in on a fish,…

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500px Blog » 29 Adorable Photos Of Baby Elephants To Brighten Up Your Day – Photography Article

Elephants are known to be gentle giants. We all know and love them but baby elephants are even better. To celebrate the presence of these majestic, gentle creatures in the world, take a look at these 29 cute calves captured on camera by 500px photographers. Thanks to these photography experts for sharing these amazing elephant photographs with us. Scroll down below, and share this with anyone who these adorable animals would perk there day. We hope these elephant photos will…

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Photos of Sandhill Cranes Raising a Baby Goose – Photography Article

This spring, here in Michigan, something quite unexpected happened. It started out as it always does in early April, with the sandhill cranes preparing their nest. A week later, they laid their first egg and then a second egg appeared. The devoted parents incubated both eggs and in early May the first egg hatched. This is where the unexpected turn occurred. Much to everyone’s surprise, this first chick was the gosling of a Canada goose! The parents adopted this gosling…

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Incredible Human-Sized Jellyfish Caught on Camera – Photography Article

This past weekend, just off the coast of Cornwall, UK, underwater cinematographer Dan Abbott and wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly captured what is being called the most viral wildlife story of the year: incredible footage of a rare human-sized jelly fish swimming alongside Daly in the murky deep. The footage was captured on the last day of Daly’s Wild Oceans Week—an initiative meant to inspire viewers and raise money for the Marine Conservation Society in the UK—and it shows a massive…

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Curious Monkey Tries Out Wildlife Photographer’s Camera – Photography Article

Danish biologist Mogens Trolle recently captured this charming video of a curious young monkey at the Tangkoko Nature Reserve in Sulawesi, Indonesia who decided to give wildlife photography. Or, at least, that’s what it seems to be doing. Obviously we’re anthropomorphizing a bit here, but the monkey really does seem to go beyond just groping at the Canon camera. As Trolle himself put it, “You see a youngster looking very much like a wildlife photographer standing behind my camera, looking…

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How to Photograph Wild Amphibians and Reptiles Safely and Ethically – Photography Article

It frustrates me to see so many fake wildlife photographs of amphibians and reptiles on social media. That’s because those staged photos of captive animals in unnatural positions and situations go viral on a regular basis, and this “success” can inspire other people to follow them in their footsteps. The process of staging the amphibians and reptiles often involves animal cruelty. I have dedicated many social media posts to this subject, but after all the negativity, I wanted to turn…

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Develop An Eye For An Eye In Portraiture, Part 1 – Photography Article

Text & Photography By Russ Burden Published July 10, 2019 Updated July 15, 2019 Throughout the history of the art world, major changes and advancements have occurred. During the evolution, it’s seen both revolution and realignments. Regardless of the changes, one aspect has remained constant—portraiture has remained a common subject. Starting with petroglyphs of hunted animals to the hypnotic eyes and haunting smile of the Mona Lisa to snapshots of your loved ones to wildlife portraits made in the bush,…

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Winners of the 10th Annual Audubon Photography Awards Revealed – Photography Article

The National Audubon Society has revealed the winners of its 10th annual Audubon Photography Awards: a competition that showcases the most incredible bird photography from across North America. The 2019 winners were selected from over 2,253 entrants who submitted from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and 10 Canadian provinces and territories. In addition to awarding a grand prize, professional prize, amateur prize, and youth prize, the judges of the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards introduced two new categories: the Plants for…

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500px Blog » This Week in Editors’ Choice: Water in motion, summer love, and starry nights – Photography Article

Each week, members of the 500px team curate eye-catching photography from our talented and diverse community in Editors’ Choice. This week’s curation highlights water in motion, summer love, and starry nights. Check out this week’s roundup of some of the most intriguing photography on 500px, handpicked by our Editors. Check out which photos are catching our Editors’ eyes today in Editors’ Choice! Not on 500px yet? Sign up here to explore more impactful photography. Related … This is only a…

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This Elephant Doesn’t Like Having Its Picture Taken – Photography Article

A high school girl was traveling in Zambia, Africa, last month when she came across an elephant that apparently hates having its picture taken. When the girl pulled out her smartphone to snap a photo, the elephant lashed out with its trunk and smacked the phone out of her hands. The girl was in Africa for a 12-day mission trip to help the boys and men living on the streets get back on their feet, and after a 20-hour flight…

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Extreme Angles Assignment Winner Tom Elenbaas – Photography Article

By Staff Published July 10, 2019 Congratulations to Tom Elenbaas for winning the recent Extreme Angles Assignment with the image, “Secret Slick Rock Sunset.” See more of Tom Elenbaas work at www.tomelenbaas.com. View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the image gallery below. And check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: “Secret Slick Rock Sunset” By Tom Elenbaas “There’s an area in Sedona, Arizona, known as ‘Secret Slick Rock,’” says Elenbaas. “While it may…

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How to Avoid the ‘False Positive’ Autofocus Trap and Nail Sharp Eyeballs – Photography Article

Have you ever been disappointed to find the eyeballs of your subject to be not as sharp as you had expected even though your camera confirmed that autofocus had locked onto them? Photographer Steve Perry of Backcountry Gallery made this 9.5-minute video explaining how he avoids this “false positive autofocus trap” when focusing in tricky situations or on tricky subjects. “The dirty little secret is that the phase-detection AF system in our cameras just isn’t perfect,” Perry says. “Although it’s…

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Photographer Films ‘Best Bear Fight Ever’ from Up Close in Hide – Photography Article

Nature photographer and guide Tero Pylkkanen was camping out in a hide in Kuhmo, Finland, when two large brown bears decided to start brawling right in front of him. Pylkkanen managed to capture this 3-minute video of the “best bear fight ever.” Pylkkanen says the first bear showed up about an hour after he started camping out. An hour after that, the second bear showed up in the area and the two bears started sizing each other up for a…

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Giant Squid Caught on Camera for First Time in the US – Photography Article

Giant squid are incredibly difficult to catch on camera in the wild — the number of times it has happened can be counted on one hand. But scientists just released video of the first time a giant squid has been filmed in the waters of the United States. CNN reports that the scientists funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research were on a two-week mission in the Gulf of Mexico about 100 miles…

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Turtle Wears GoPro, Captures Exciting Pond Life – Photography Article

Kyle Naegeli, AKA The Fish Whisperer, recently strapped a GoPro camera to the back of a turtle and let it go inside a small pond. As the 4-minute video above shows, some fascinating turtle’s-eye views of the world resulted. “In this video I strap a GoPro to a red eared slider turtle and then he walks up the bank and eats fish from my hand,” Naegeli writes. “Hope y’all enjoyed this different perspective from the turtles point of view!” Naegeli…

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I Photograph Birds in My Backyard by Setting Up Stages – Photography Article

Last year I joined my local photography club. The club holds regular competitions and I was amazed by the quality of the bird and wildlife photographs. I’ve never been much of a natural history photographer. So it’s not surprising that my own photographs did very poorly in competitions. In particular, a judge criticized a woodpecker photograph that I submitted because it was clearly on a bird feeder. “Hand of man!” he said as he dismissed my attempt. A not-very-natural natural…

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This Free ‘Shazam for Nature’ App Can Identify Plants and Animals in Photos – Photography Article

Love photographing plants and animals in the great outdoors? Seek is a new app you may want to download if you use an iPhone. It’s like a Shazam for nature: the app can help identify the things you photograph using the power of image recognition. The app was created by iNaturalist, an online social network for nature enthusiasts, and its stated goal is to help everyone explore the nature around them. If you ever take a picture and aren’t sure…

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Tunnel Vision is the Death of Creativity with Ami Vitale – Photography Article

After more than a decade covering conflict, photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale couldn’t help but notice that the less sensational—but equally true—stories were often not getting told: the wedding happening around the corner from the revolution, triumphs amidst seemingly endless devastation. As a result, she re-committed herself to seeking out the stories within and around “the story”. Ami is a photographer with National Geographic magazine, yet this episode of the podcast isn’t expressly about photography. It’s about human connection, how…

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