Every so often you come across a photo, stare and then boldly exclaim, "I will photograph that someday!" For instance my photography bucket list has on it shooting the Holi Festival in India, Pingxi Lanterns in Taiwan, La Tomatina in Spain and just recently I added light painting with the spectacular Bioluminescent plankton that emit a bright glowing blue color in the ocean water.
Check out these 20 images of few of the most interesting animals on the planet: from Sentinels to Eagles, owl and Egrets. Birds of all types flying, Eating or just posing to the camera. There is no doubt photographing birds (and getting awesome results) is one of the hardest things to do, you need a lot of luck, perfect location and sometimes also very expensive lenses and gear, so seeing these images makes me truly respect the photographers who took them. Check out the set of images found on Flickr and let us know which are your favorites!
Polish photographer Arkadiusz Makowski has captured butterflies in an absolutely radiant light. Now I like butterflies as much as the next guy (which means I think they're cool, but I don't fawn over them), but these make me see the colorful winged insects in a whole new light. Now stop reading this and look at these pictures.
One thing I love about the Gopro Hero 2 cameras is that normal, everyday people can record amazing footage that has never been seen before. Such is the case with Mark Peters who thought he was just going to film some albacore tuna during his fishing trip. Little did Mark know what his GoPro would capture inside his homemade underwater torpedo.
Moshe Nachumovich, 27 years old photographer and digital artist from Israel created this creative set of images to show the bond between humans and animals, and to show how its in our hands to make a difference in that relationship. Nachumovich: "The bond between us humans, Earth and the animals, begins in our hands, we rule the world and if we'll use it wisely we will also protect it as we should".
Their scientific name? Nudibranchs. These tiny creatures can be found on the ocean floor. Most of them are no bigger than a human index finger, and live fully exposed their entire lives. In these photographs taken by acclaimed underwater Photographer David Doubilet, these sea slugs look almost like meticulously crafted Play-Doh creations. The bright coloring is actually an act of beautiful self defense.
Some of the best advice I've heard from successful photographers has been to develop as many means of making money with your photography so you can sustain your income down the road. While pet photography might not be the first area you might consider, Vicki Taufer is here to tell us why it's a great area to supplement your wedding, family, and portrait businesses. This Thursday through Saturday (July 26-28), creativeLIVE will stream Vicki's online workshop for free as she shares the ins and outs of a successful pet business.
Take a look at this incredible series of images from LA photographer Justin Carrasquillo. These landscapes were captured in Tanzania and Botswana. He was there on assignment to photograph a 30-day safari adventure. Carrasquillo took all of these photographs in his spare time. I'd say it was time well spent! It's a stunning set of images that fits well into his already solid portfolio.
South Carolina photographer Clay Bolt is a professional nature photographer who has taken his love for the environment in an interesting direction. Clay started a program called Meet Your Neighbours which has inspired photographers all around the world to shoot small local animals on a mobile seamless white background. You probably don't have to travel far to take amazing nature photography.
Photographing birds out in the wild seems pretty tough. Oregon photographer Jon Myers wanted to make the challenge even tougher by bringing the birds into his studio. Using large softboxes to create a space for the birds to fly, Jon was able to photograph eagles, ospreys, and hawks perfectly while in flight. The shots are spectacular, and if you click the full post you can see them shot against grey as well.
Animal photography requires a great deal of time, patience, and let's just say it ... it takes a bit of luck. This post has some of the best examples of perfectly timed animal photos which seem like pure luck. Most of these shots are so incredible that if you blinked you would have missed it!