Posts Tagged ‘wildlifephotography’

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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closeUP: western gull

Western Gull 05
© CreekWalkerPhoto

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closeUP: squirrel

Squirrel 4
© John Bennett Photography

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How-To: Photographing Animals

How-To: Photographing Animals at Home and in the Wild
Text and Photos by Lynne Eodice

If you’re like me—a photographer who is also an animal lover—chances are, your furry four-legged friends are among your favorite subjects. But photographing animals, whether it’s your pet dog or a zebra at the zoo, requires patience, good timing and skill. It’s difficult to pose them (in some cases, impossible), and they won’t sit still for long.

The first thing you will want to decide is what you want to portray about the animal you’re photographing. Is it the graceful beauty of a cat, the protective nature of a mother bison with her calf, or the energy of your dog running on the beach? The good news is that you probably won’t have to travel to exotic locales to find good photo opportunities. Animal subjects can be found as close as your own backyard or the local zoo.

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