Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’

closeUP: curious

© MTB1975


Monkey Steals Camera and Snaps a Self-Portrait

images © Caters News Agency Ltd, via Daily Mail

Well, this is wonderful. A Black Macaque in North Sulawesi, Indonesia got a hold of wildlife photographer David Slater’s camera, while he was visiting a national park, and snapped a few self-portraits. “Fascinated by her reflection in the lens,” says a Daily Mail report of the incident, “she then somehow managed to start the camera.” She even managed to capture a shot of alongside Slater. Check out the Daily Mail article, with more images, here.


closeUP: blue heron takeoff

Blue Heron Takeoff Osprey Marsh Mississauga Ontario Canada
© gashphoto


closeUP: spotted towhee

Spotted Towhee 02
© CreekWalkerPhoto


National Wildlife’s 41th Annual Photo Contest

Here’s a great opportunity for wildlife photographers, from National Wildlife Federation:

“The National Wildlife Federation is now accepting entries to its 41th annual photo contest. Nature is one of the most inspiring of all photography subjects and since it’s always changing, no shot is ever the same. Cash prizes totaling more than $20,000 and other gifts will be awarded to the winners in seven categories in three separate divisions: Professional, Amateur, and Youth.  Winners will be published on the NWF website and a selection will appear in the December 2011/January 2012 issue of National Wildlife magazine.”

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