wildlife photography

5 Encounters with Giant Beasts

When you head out into the unknown with a camera around your neck, there's always an element of uncertainty. At the end of the day, we're just mortals, who can rapidly make the transition from predator to prey. From the jowls of giant watery creatures to the horns of charging bulls, we present the top five encounters with giant beasts.

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On the Trail of Trail Cameras

Trail cameras are great tools for capturing close-up photos and video of wildlife remotely, without running the risk of scaring them off or sustaining personal injury. Strap a camera to a tree or post and set it to take shots automatically while you go about your business elsewhere. When you return, you’ll have great shots that would have been extremely difficult to pull off while holding the camera.

The Moultrie Panoramic 150: Game-Changing Trail Camera

Until now, trail and wildlife cameras have been somewhat limited in their field of view. Meet the Moultrie Panoramic 150, a camera featuring 3 PIR motion sensors that together cover an extremely wide 150-degree angle of view, revolutionizing trail photography.

It All Started with a 400mm

I wanted to be a wildlife photographer in the worst way! Having been very fortunate to spend most of my youth in the great outdoors, watching such programs as Mutual of Omaha's 'Wild Kingdom' on TV, and being influenced by my older sister (who is an amazing artist), it just seemed that it was where I should be. But I was not even 20, with the limited funds and limited gear that comes with that age. My longest lens was a 200mm, and while I accomplished enough to get the “nice photo, you should become a photographer” comment from friends, it wasn’t good enough. More importantly, my photography wasn’t growing, and the fun was becoming frustration. The commitment had to be made—in for a penny, in for a pound!

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post from Moose Peterson

Digiscoping with Swarovski, Part 2

In this follow-up to "Digiscoping with Swarovski, Part 1", Larry Becker of Kelby Media goes beyond the specifics of using the Swarovski ATX series of scopes and gives some general tips and tricks for successful digiscoping with both DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras.

Digiscoping with Swarovski, Part 1

In this first installment of our two-part series on digiscoping with Swarovski scopes, Larry Becker, of Kelby Media, explains how DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras can be used with Swarovski spotting scopes to capture images that would otherwise require extremely long telephoto lenses.

Photo Ethics In The Field: Dealing with Tricky Situations in Travel and Wildlife Photography

We've all heard the saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words." And if we didn't believe in the power of images to communicate, we wouldn't spend so much time capturing and sharing them. But photographs don't happen in a vacuum. There's the photographer, who interacts with the subject and their surroundings. That's where the trouble with photography comes in—managing the effects we as photographers have on our subjects and their environment, whether they are ancient historical sites, natural wonders, people or wildlife.

The topic is huge and filled with controversy, but I'd like to share with you some common ethical problem situations that arise in travel and wildlife photography, and provide some perspective on how you may want to address them on your own adventures.

The Secret to Photographing Hummingbirds

Birds have captivated wildlife photographers from the beginning of photography, but no group of birds are more intriguing than hummingbirds. It's not difficult at all to photograph them when you see them in the garden hovering above a flower, but unless you do it right your efforts will only result in mediocre pictures.

Documenting the Wild World

Great nature photographs don’t happen by chance. A blend of good light and a strong composition are keys to creating images that have impact and meaning. When layered with a natural moment, remarkable images are born from the photographer’s vision, combining anticipation and execution.

Birding on a Budget

If you enjoy outdoor photography, birds are one of the most challenging subjects you can try to capture. The very nature of bird photography—trying to capture small, fast-moving subjects from a distance—evokes visions of monster lenses costing nearly as much as a quality used vehicle. Without question, serious birders typically have serious gear.

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