Photographing wildlife takes a special combination of patience and talent. Birds make the task even more difficult, since they are experts at flying away and disappearing into tall trees.
The Natural History Museum of London has disqualified a winning image from its 2017 Photographer of the Year competition on the grounds that the photographer almost certainly used a stuffed anteater—a blatant violation of the contest rules.
A wide assortment of charming-but-destructive animals are making life difficult for Brazilian farmers in the Amazon, according to a team of researchers recently published in the Journal of Wildlife Management. And they’ve got the photos to prove it.
Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and their nestlings. But just before nightfall on one fateful evening, three of the birds flew out onto a short branch. They landed and tried stabilizing themselves... but the…
The British Ecological Society has announced the winners of its annual photo competition, and it features fantastic photos of fearsome predators pouncing on prey, a freakishly rare ocelot, and a crafty chameleon doing what a chameleon does best.
The Natural History Museum of London has announced the winners of the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. Highlights of this year include bioluminescent termite mounds, hoards of giant spider crabs, a juvenile gorilla lounging on the forest floor—and an absolutely heartbreaking image of a poached black…
Nature can be brutal as hell. The Circle of Life translates to a horrible place full of awful smells, corpses, murder, and plenty of unreasonably upsetting shit. Looking at pictures of nature, however, is a completely different story. It’s soothing. It’s nice. There’s not as much blood, generally.
Paparazzi these days will do literally anything for the shot. Even go snorkeling underwater every night for four years.
The winners of this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition have been announced. From death-defying orangutans and bratty sea lions through to hostile parakeets and frozen pangolins, this year’s crop features some of the best wildlife photography we’ve seen in a while.
Will Burrard-Lucas likes to photograph unsuspecting African animals with strategically placed camera traps. For his latest project, the wildlife photographer sought to capture images of nocturnal animals as they conduct their affairs at night, and the results are spectacular.
It’s often said that we know less about the deep ocean than we do about the surface of Mars. Looking at the 2016 winners of the UK’s Underwater Photography Contest, I can’t help but agree. Life beneath the sea is as alien and entrancing as any ancient, dust-blown crater on the Red Planet.
The winners of the 59th annual World Press Photo contest were announced announced. Ranging from the Syrian refugee crisis and China’s Tianjin explosion to the wild orangutans of Borneo, these are the best that the year of photojournalism had to offer. They are all amazing.
Traditionally, wildlife photographers try to capture the majesty of their feral subjects. But even the most dignified wild animals get caught doing something downright silly every now and again.
The Society of Biology has announced the winners of its 2014 photo contest. The annual competition is open to amateur photographers, but you'll scarcely believe it after looking at these stunning photos.
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is running a photo contest to determine which images will be featured in a special exhibition. Here are some of our favorites.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, the public is being given the opportunity to vote for their favorite images. Here are some astonishing wildlife photos that are seriously deserving of your vote.
After sorting through 7,000 images taken by photographers from over 150 countries, National Geographic has chosen the cream of the crop for it's annual photo contest. As always, the year's best are simply sensational.
Being a National Geographic photographer demands going to great lengths to capture unique shots of wild—often dangerous—animals. It's a task that sometimes requires some very custom-built gear. Luckily, there's one man whose sole job is to craft these amazing gadgets.