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Whale Shark With Over 50 Fish in Its Mouth Wins Underwater Photo Contest

Evans Baudin / Scuba Diving magazine, Grand Prize Winner. “In June 2020, with a special permit, I went on an expedition to document marine life and the effects of reduced marine traffic due to COVID-19. After two hours in the water with a school of silky sharks near the surface, our boat captain yelled, ‘Whale shark, right behind you!'—a 12-plus-meter female. The surprise was twofold when

Photographer Captures Perfectly Timed Shot of Whale Sneaking Up on Unsuspecting Whale Watchers

Photographer Eric J. Smith has a knack for putting himself in the right place at the right time. Always with a camera in hand, he's constantly observing the world to see what might be photo-worthy. In March 2020, he was certainly ready when an opportunity presented itself during a whale-watching expedition in Baja's San Ignacio Lagoon. His photo of a mother whale popping her head above water, wh

Photographer Creates Dreamy Escapism With Stunning Stitched Images of Orcas and Sunsets

Professional photographer Mary Parkhill left behind a successful career in advertising to pursue what was once her hobby as a full-time career. Now, she's known for her fine art photography that focuses on natural landscapes. Parkhill spends her summers in Alaska documenting the picturesque landscape, which includes stunning photos of orcas frolicking in the water. With her impressive ability to

Interview: Incredible Split-Second Photo of Bald Eagle with Symmetrical Reflection

Amateur wildlife photographer Steve Biro has been photographing birds for the past 10 years. Intrigued by their behavior and pushed by his love for the outdoors, Biro spends hours each week honing his craft. On a recent trip to the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Ontario, an interaction with a feisty Bald Eagle resulted in a photo that's been causing a sensation online. Biro's stunning

Largest Eagles in the World Are So Big That Their Talons Are Bigger Than Bear Claws

Photo: Clément Jacquard [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons With its expressive face, collar of feathers, and black and grey tones, there's no denying that the harpy eagle is a striking creature. But if its distinct appearance isn't impressive enough, its height and wingspan certainly are. These powerful birds of prey can reach up to 3 feet 5 inches in height, with an overall wing

Zeus, The Blind Owl With Stars In His Eyes

An owl with eyes that look like a starry night was found on a porch, the caring homeowners knew he needed help and sent him to a vet. After the visit, the blind owl found a new permanent home at the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar, California. This owl’s name is “Zeus”, named after the Greek god of sky and thunder because of his extraordinary, gold-flecked, stunning and big eyes filled wi

Here Are 31 Finalists Of This Year’s Bird Photographer Of The Year Contest

Everyone that's been into photography knows that bird photos are probably the hardest to capture. It's one thing to just take a shot, but another to make an excellent photo. The photographers take countless hours to set up their shots, sneak and crawl in complete stealth and wait patiently for days on end with their extremely expensive gear. So it's no surprise that people that dedicate their

30 Of The Best Nature Photos From The Tokyo International Foto Awards

Looking back on the professional and non-professional / student winners of the Tokyo International Foto Awards, we stand amazed at the talent and effort the photographers invested in each shot. The result? Truly breathtaking images from every corner of the globe! More info: tokyofotoawards.jp | Facebook #1 Devotion A pack of Greenland dogs, ready to take their journ

Closest Living Relative to the Dodo Bird Dazzles with Vibrant Iridescent Plumage

The dodo bird has been long extinct, but it still has relatives living in the world today. Known as the Nicobar pigeon, this rare creature is the closest living connection to the famous flightless bird, although the two don’t look alike. One striking difference is the Nicobar pigeon’s vibrant plumage that shines in iridescent blues, coppers, and greens—in addition to its reddish legs and sm

Wildlife Photographer Raises Awareness for Lion Conservation With Beautiful Portraits [Interview]

Los Angeles-based wildlife photographer Simon Needham takes stunning portraits of different animals to raise awareness of endangered species and encourage conservation efforts. Recently, he was given the opportunity to revisit Glen Garriff Conservation in South Africa to take promotional images of the lions in their care. During this experience, Needham was able to get close to some of the rare wh

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