Posts tagged: animal photography

A Rescue Dog Becomes a Brave Lion in These Magical Photos



German photographer Julia Marie Werner first met the scruffy golden dog when she discovered him in her garbage, hunting for small scraps of food. She was visiting Spain for work, and as a man approached the dog hoping to frighten him away, he looked up at her with a pair of searching eyes. In that moment, he reminded her of Simba from The Lion King, and she couldn’t bring herself to leave him behind.

The Hilarious Winners of the Comedy Wildlife Awards Prove that Animals Have a Sense of Humor

WINNER Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Winner – 2015 “Rush Hour” © Julian Rad.

What you looking at? I've almost got it...

Bronze Runner-up “Nearly got it” © Oliver Dreike

It's not funny.. I've got cramp in my flipper!

Highly Commended “It’s not funny… I’ve got a cramp in my flipper!” © Julie Hunt

When asked whether animals have a sense of humor, wildlife photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam respond in one word, “Completely!!!” with three exclamation points. They’ve seen it firsthand while crawling in the grass and hiding in the bushes. They’ve watched leopard cubs romp about the terrain, and they’ve seen alpha lions soften in the presence of their young. “From the smallest antelope to the oldest silver back,” says Sullam, every creature has his own kind of wit and playfulness.

Photojournalist Cristina Mittermeier on Conservation, Hope, and What It Means to Take Pictures that Matter (Sponsored)


The fluke of a humpback glistens with the amber light of sunset in the northern fjords of Norway, where these marine mammals gather in large numbers to feed on the abundant herring schools that enter the fjords to overwinter. Shot using the Sony a7R mirrorless camera


A baby harp seal, born just a few days ago, eyes me suspiciously under the full moon in Iles de la Madeleine, Quebec, Canada. At night, the harp seal mothers head into the holes they have dug on the ice to feed while they leave their babies alone for a few hours. Shot using the Sony a77 II mirrorless camera

British Columbia-based photojournalist Cristina Mittermeier has plunged into the depths of the seas of Madagascar and the Brazilian Amazon, climbed the mountains of Hunan and South America. She’s witnessed the caves of the ancient Maya civilization, where she swam amongst the remains of human beings who traversed the very same land thousands of years earlier.

Sweet Photos of a Man and His Best Friend, A Giant Dog



For Minnesota-based photographer Chris Cline, his dog Juji is more than his best friend; he’s his guardian.

Atypical Pets Photographed in their Domestic Environment

Ally (Burmese Python)Ally (Burmese Python)

Josephini Houdini (Tarantula)Josephini Houdini (Tarantula)

The seed for Areca Roe’s new series Housebroken was first planted while she was photographing zoos during 2010 and 2011 throughout the United States and Europe.

Endearing Photographs of Staten Island in the 1980s

Two Girls with Matching Outfits

Two Girls with Matching Outfits

Young Man Pulling a Go-Kart

Young Man Pulling a Go-Kart

The pictures she made in Staten Island, suggests New York-based photographer Christine Osinski, she produced only for her own unnamable reasons. The images remained tucked away for nearly thirty years, and until very recently, she held no plans to reveal them publicly. Summer Days: Staten Island is her homecoming, to the curious and friendly borough she came to know so well.

Once-in-a-Lifetime Photos of the World’s Most Mysterious Animals


Lion © Will Burrard-Lucas/WWF-US


Hyena © Will Burrard-Lucas/WWF-US

Under the inky cloak of night, the lions and lionesses of the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, or KAZA, roam free across 109 million acres, evading the curious eyes of mankind. These noble carnivores are acutely timid and fleeting, having only been captured in cloudy, infrared research pictures as they stride the vast expanse. Until now.

When Giant Teddy Bears Roamed the Streets of Nazi Germany



Art collector Jean-Marie Donat’s affaire-de-coeur with TeddyBär began three decades ago when he stumbled across the very first snapshot picturing the mammoth wooly creature traipsing down the streets over Berlin. Over the last twenty years, the Frenchman has committed himself in earnest to tracking down TeddyBär in his many incarnations, discovering dozens of men who from the 1920s until the 1970s, donned bewhiskered polar bear suit in hopes of earning a buck (or indeed a Reichsmark) by posing with tourists and passersby.

Amusing Moments Captured at the County Fair

Dan Nelken

Dan Nelken

The photographs in New York-based Dan Nelken’s Till the Cows Come Home: County Fair Portraits are genuine, natural, and human. Although it’s perhaps not as popular a destination as in the past, there is an undeniable draw to the county fair, to the animals and their people one can observe there.

Over 15 Years, One Photographer Makes the Most Astonishing Portraits of Africa’s Wild Animals

Laurent Baheux - Buffalo portrait, Kenya 2006 - 900 x 900 - 72 dpi

Buffalo portrait, Kenya 2006

3218-Zebra jump, Tanzania 2007 © Laurent Baheux

Zebra jump, Tanzania 2007


Need of Tenderness, Kenya 2013

Nearly one decade ago, an adolescent zebra frolicked amongst the 8 thousand square kilometers that make up the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania’s Crater Highlands. Staying close to the grown zebras, the energetic youngster moved wildly about, until at the very moment French photographer Laurent Baheux approached, he took the air, leaping clear over his mother’s back. The photographer tripped in the process of capturing the moment, which according to his driver Morris, was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of scenario.

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