Incredible Wildlife Photography

Wildlife — By on January 11, 2010 at 10:58 am
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Canada goose protects her young

Ever have one of those moments when you think to yourself, “Boy, I wish I had my camera?!”  Well, you can enjoy the good fortune of the photographers who were not empty handed when they shot these amazing animal pictures.

These high-speed images are treasures that tell stories we rarely get to see – let alone capture – in stunning detail.  Incredible wildlife photography like this takes a steady hand and sharp eye.  And perhaps just a bit of luck!

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Bringing home the bugs....

If you oohed and ahhed over the first couple of pictures, you might have to prepare yourself for the next image…. open wide!

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All in one bite?

The best wildlife photography is often expressed through the unexpected.  Like these giraffe kisses for a squirrel!

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Hey! How well do I know you?

What is more adorable than a curious monkey – particularly one that wonders what all the photography fuss is about?

Among cute animal photographs, you’ve gotta agree… this one tops the charts!

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Ready for my close-up!

Looks like a Chorus Line is coming to a desert near you!  These foxes appear to be warming up with some synchronized stretching and yawning.  All together now….

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Synchronized stretching

This gazelle is probably thinking that grooming is for the birds!

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A little more to the left, please

Stunning pictures of animals are often captured in high-speed.  You can practically smell the dirt and feel dust in your eyes when you consider this image of two greyhounds closing in on their target.

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Who would believe that a rhinoceros could be so precious?  Baby animals, no matter their species, make wonderful photography subjects.  Especially when a mother’s love is so obvious.

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Baby and momma rhino

You thought those greyhounds above looked fast?  I’m not sure this mouse will get away with the stolen kitty kibble!  And just check out the look on the cat’s face.  Can you say intent?

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The expressions say it all

This trio of owls in a Pacific Northwest forest is the epitome of wild beauty.  Just imagine coming upon this scene while walking through the woods.

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Owls in a fir tree

Yikes!  Another example of perfect photographer timing.  What a lucky killer whale…. fast food!

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Penguin's final dive!

Kung-fu squirrel executes a perfect split between the birches!

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Master squirrel

I’m not sure if this last image was photoshopped or not (my guess is “yes”).  Either way, the artistry of this photograph is incredible.  Here’s your chance to use the words “frog” and “beautiful” in the same sentence…

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Incredible wildlife photography

We love to share amazing animal pictures when we find them.  Have a great shot you’d like to share?  Tell us about it in the comments below!

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338 Comments

  1. Wonderful collection of images. I dont mind if they been photoshoped, most images are to some degree.

  2. aditya puryag says:

    incredible!!!:)) thank you

  3. Deividas says:

    Incredible art work. like this very much :)

  4. Bcor says:

    Synchronized Stretching:

    True once in a lifetime shot.

    Congratulations!

  5. Nikhil Baravkar says:

    Picture which gives some special emotions.
    Incredible HD pictures.
    Thank u.

  6. nikhil ashok.nak says:

    fantastic

  7. Tom says:

    Sweet:) The three foxes are all the same one though..

  8. djkshfksjhf says:

    some of these are shopped

  9. Robert says:

    best one

  10. susan says:

    nice photo & fantastic

  11. bella says:

    I love these photos, especially the squirrel! Shame though that its hard to tell when they are true photos though. The synchronised stretching it duplicated. You can see exact markings on each animal are the same on its body, and some areas of the rocks around its feet. Must have been a continuous photo and just merged them together after. Would understand if photographers said they manipulated it, but its a shame to make people believe it actually is true.

  12. safar says:

    amazinggg….

  13. jyothi says:

    really amazingg.. loved it.. :)

  14. joe says:

    Interesting manipulations.. you should read some of George Lepps books, then you can put away photoshop.. still nice art.

  15. sgbrown says:

    Wonderful photos. I do prefer “real” photos, but these are still fun to look at.

  16. Dustin says:

    i agree with bella. most of these (foxes, giraffe, snake&bird, whale) are merged photographs, which is fine for those who like that kind of art. However, I think it’s safe to say that nobody likes being “deceived” by captions.

  17. RueM says:

    Pretty incredible…wonderful to look at! I love the imaginative ways some of these were put together…lots of fun!!

  18. eliza says:

    the three foxes are not the same picture.

  19. MS says:

    There are some good shots, though as others have pointed out many of these are clearly merged. The snake one, for instance… the lighting is completely off on the bird, not to mention that this is a tropical snake depicted as about to eat a european robin, which wouldn’t be anywhere near its habitat. Merged photos can be a great art form in themselves, but you should at least not try to pretend that they’re real.

  20. Dan Sekanwagi says:

    Wow!

  21. Raj Kumar says:

    Awsum

  22. Wow, amazing images, thanks for sharing!

  23. beatriz aliaga says:

    Es un mundo maravilloso .Los instantes captados de este universo animal;nos hace reflexionar de que ellos no solo actúan por instinto.Si no que se podría traslucir sentimientos.Apoyado en esas ángulos captados por la cámara.Felicitaciones para los fotógrafos.Al talento especial para descubrir esos instantes y hacerlos realidad con la cámara.

  24. beatriz aliaga says:

    Es un mundo maravilloso .Los instantes captados de este universo animal;nos hace reflexionar de que ellos no solo actúan por instinto.Si no que se podría traslucir sentimientos.Apoyado en esas ángulos captados por la cámara.Felicitaciones para los fotógrafos.Al talento especial para descubrir esos instantes y hacerlos realidad con la cámara.

  25. hi wow these r amazing some were emotional to me but they were amazing.
    </3

  26. bob says:

    Nice use of photoshop

  27. hassan says:

    Omg wonderful images buddy, m lovin’ it

  28. Chris says:

    Wonderful stuff. Really enjoyed these photos. Thanks

  29. shi says:

    interesting and perfect shots!:D hope ill be able to capture animals moments such as those in the coming days..amazing!:D

  30. Stewart Thomas says:

    I’m sorry but the ‘Synchronized stretching’ if you look at the markings on the fir you can see is the same animal taken in burst mode – and some of the others are dubious – the Giraffe’s tounge is blurred but the squirrel’s head is not?!

    Nature is beautiful enough without the need to be ‘shopped’ and faked.

  31. maria says:

    Awesome set !!!

  32. anthony says:

    Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing

  33. AnitaMac says:

    What an incredible selection! The cat and mouse – wow. Loved them all.

  34. kumar Manish says:

    Mindblowing…..!!!!!!!
    i m really found of this………..:-)

  35. Reiley Wilson says:

    These are stunning! I want to go to school for photography, and this is so inspiring!

  36. santosh says:

    it very beutiful like a living words come in front of any people who see that image very nice and beutiful

  37. santosh says:

    we can not imaging that image inside a jungle

  38. ipunk says:

    awesome…

  39. Athena says:

    I love those photos. I love animals1

  40. jess says:

    all of this stuff is photoshopped :/

  41. Keith says:

    Awesome photos thanks for sharing :)

  42. yhroad says:

    The three night owl is lovely,huh

  43. mark says:

    these photos are beutiful and stunning but i dont like the dog one !!!!!

  44. rashmi says:

    Every picture is a WOW!!!

  45. Morgan says:

    These are nice, but there were too many animals about to be killed for me.. l:

  46. Afina Elma says:

    Awesome i love the nature and all animal

  47. wilmer says:

    excelentes fotografías

  48. delhiwonders says:

    Incredible pictures … Great Works

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