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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography A visit to a seal colony is one of the highlights of the British wildlife calendar, and having missed the last couple of years, I wanted to make sure I paid a visit to one this year. Compared to many countries, the UK is pretty tiny, but I still live about as far from the coast as it’s possible to get here. So it’s not easy to get out and see our coastal…

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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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