As I’m writing this I’m sitting on the lawn looking up at all kinds of birds in flight. Most are small song birds having a great time finding nuts, seeds and fruit all over the place. One just flew by carrying a large, shiny piece of aluminum foil in its beak… probably headed to make a cozy nest. Their movements are often so quick it’s hard to get a good look at them, but every once in a while they land long enough to get a good view: it’s never while they’re flying. Paul Nelson is creating a series of photos that helps us see birds better, using a portable high speed camera rig he designed himself to capture small birds in fascinating mid-flight. [Read more…]
IF you’ve ever read or seen The Jungle Book and fantasized what it might be like to have all those animal friends like Mowgli, then you will love this collection from a real life version of the story in Africa. As the daughter of French wildlife photographers Alain Degré and Sylvie Robert, Tippi Degré grew up fearless of animals, as she was surrounded by many. Born in Namibia, her parents were in the Kalahari for 7 years filming and photographing meerkats and also beautifully documented Tippi’s childhood. As a young girl, she is recorded saying, “I don’t have friends here because I never see children. So the animals are my friends.” [Read more…]
I thought I was pretty cool for getting a shot of a mother and baby rhino from an elephant’s back in Chitwan Jungle when I visited Nepal until I saw the amazing photography of Mario Moreno. His wildlife images are absolutely stunning and he gets dangerously close to animals that would make me drop my camera! The selection here shows his brilliant command of photography at dusk, capturing the most perfect silhouettes of some of the most gorgeous animals on the planet. Moreno has been a professional photographer since 1995 and has always had a fascination with wildlife. His breathtaking photos have been featured in numerous photography and travel publications and even got him into the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.