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. suthrnboy says:

    That whale is obviously eating a whole lot of penguin. He is starting to look just like one!

  2. LongSeanSliver says:

    While I do enjoy good nature photography, it does bother me that people photoshop something and try to pass it off as real. It’s not hard to tell that pictures 3, 6 and 12 are photoshopped and I’m quite dubious about 4. I just wish people wouldn’t pull that kind of thing.

  3. Kevin Morgan says:

    Unbelievable, but so sad some of them, but then it is an eat AND be eaten world, even for humans. Thanks so much for these beautiful images. -k @FitOldDog

  4. smog says:

    Spoiled by photoshop. Some nice shots, but why ruin it with blatant fake shots? Detracts from the skill in the others. pointless. dislike.

  5. eric says:

    thats pretty sick man

  6. Cierra says:

    I have many many amaZing wildlife photos!!! Everything from lizards to birds to lions and more!

  7. James says:

    Coursing is sick, I can’t believe you would put this up. Using animal’s deaths as entertainment is utterly wrong. Thumbs down.

  8. Andres says:

    Me gusta es actual

  9. Sam says:

    Wow, very amazing wildlife shots. Some almost look too good a capture to be true.

  10. Amber says:

    @ James

    Regardless of whether you like seeing animals being killed by other animals or not, it is part of nature. It just so happens that someone was able to capture a few of these amazing acts of nature. I find it quite beautiful.

  11. Ace says:

    #6 is def the same animal, markings on ankles are the same along with position of paws. Photoshoping people should have done a little more work.

  12. idown says:

    wonderfull pictures..

  13. anonymous says:

    photoshop is the wet blanket of nature shots

  14. Costin says:

    Magic !!!

  15. bl-magazine says:

    wow , amazing shots

  16. mike says:

    #6 is not the same animal derka derka. look at their tongues and there teeth. lots of animal family look nearly exactly the same. especially in wolf and fox.

  17. Rob says:

    Wonderful collection, amazing photography!

  18. Adam Daly says:

    Great moments captured in time.

  19. CMA says:

    #6 is the same animal, not only are the ankle markings the same, but the same pebbles are beneath all three. But the main thing is that all three sets of front paws are positioned exactly the same way.

  20. Christopher Schafroth says:

    i would like to add a picture i took. it is an extreme close up of a dragonfly. no filters or editing. how do i do it?

  21. Stephanie says:

    #6 is the same animal just at different stages of his stretch/yawn. That’s why his head in general looks a little different each time.

  22. abby says:

    that picture of the killer heale about to eat the penguin is fucked up

  23. alta says:

    I just hate the people who comment on things just to scream “fake”, especially when they don’t know what they’re talking about. How do you know? If I were the photographer taking these photos it would be disheartening to think that any great shots I actually got would just be criticized as being unreal. People need to grow up and just not bother looking at things they dislike.

  24. ibkatgirl says:

    alta…how some of us know that SOME of these are photoshopped is because some of us are skilled photographers who understand how to look at a photo beyond simply glancing it over. Some of us understand and use Photoshop software ourselves. It’s a great tool for enhancing straight out of the camera shots. A Photoshop program also makes it possible for people, who so desire, to create “fake” photos. It’s clear to anyone who knows photography and Photoshop that SOME of these ARE “fake” and it seems to me that it’s your problem if you “hate the people” who point that out.

    Rant over.

    #2 is an AWESOME shot. :)

  25. kimchi says:

    Absolutely delightful

  26. Heather says:

    The one with the 3 foxes is photoshopped. The faces are different foxes, but the bodies are identical. It looks like he/she took 3 different heads and used the same body. I can see obvious clone-stamping on the arching backs.

    I also thought the one with the snake and bird looked fake, but I can’t say for sure.

  27. dario says:

    Wow! Amazing Photos! But some of them are photoshopped, like the one with the tree foxes. Anyway, great pics!

  28. Jacque says:

    Very cute pictures. Some of it are very funny!

  29. Jeremy B. says:

    I agree with the Photoshop stuff, it’s quite obvious. Considering a snake lunging toward a bird with a fence there….Come on.

    Some people don’t know what the word Ethics mean for photography anymore. If you are making it art then name it art, not a photograph of “natural wildlife”

  30. Elaine says:

    All these photographs are from The National Geographic website. There you can check the name of the person who took the picture, where, and whether it’s of foxes or spotted hyenas.

  31. Doug says:

    Those are unbelievable. I mean that literally. I don’t believe them. And the Photoshopped ones aren’t even done well. I’m accustomed to being lied to, but please respect me enough to put some effort into your lie! But thanks, “Elaine,” for pointing out that they’re on the NG website. Very helpful. By the way, I’m going to be the centerfold for the January Playboy!

    Child, please.

  32. vincent says:

    OMG! the bird is going to die!

  33. Maliwah says:

    RIP Mr. Penguin, Mr. Yellow Birdy, Mr. Mouse and Mr. Bunny. Your last moments were picture perfect! Does anyone know if Mr. Froggy was able to hold on to that tulip???? Poor guys.

  34. Jane says:

    If you look closely at the foxes, you will notice that the ears are in different positions. The tails on each one are in a different position also.

  35. Max says:

    Hate to say this but PHOTOSHOP. That bird about to be eaten by the snake is the same as the one in Fark. Just Google “fark photoshop this robin”. Same bird, same stump.

  36. Jenette says:

    Why can’t you just accept the beauty of the photo’s, whether they have been photoshopped or not?
    I think they are stunning and they made me smile, that’s all that matters.

  37. 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. – http://goo.gl/oECfq

  38. polarbreaz says:

    I love these! i wish i was that great!

  39. banashee says:

    the genuine ones are great

  40. Jess says:

    The images are beautiful, but they are being passed along as real and can effect how people feel about wildlife and their knowledge of it. That is a European robin supposedly being attacked by a snake that looks far too large and loudly patterned to be the adder that is native to Northern Europe. It’s like pitting a rhino against a chipmunk – it would never really happen.

  41. chris flores says:

    that snake is just crazy to look into the picture, ive never seen a snake like that so skinny with the head like that, i wonder why was the skorrowl was just standing there

  42. Marcelo says:

    Bad photoshop!

  43. Gregor Dimnik says:

    nice pictures!

    from Slovenia

  44. Dragon Zord says:

    so if killer whales completely stopped eating black and white colored penguins and just ate bright red colored ones (if they existed), then the killer whales will be all red? that would be so sick to see an all red killer whale

  45. deehiia says:

    OMG! Your pictures are stunning :)

  46. rigamarole says:

    Oh my coursing is so gross, animals aren’t hunted and killed by other animals every day, death is so sick and disgusting, good thing nothing ever died to ensure my survival… oh well back under my rock.

  47. rigamarole says:

    Oh yeah, awesome photos, shooped or no.

  48. Margie says:

    Yes, too many Photoshoppped images. The greyhounds look about right, the foxes – obviously same fox multiple exposures.

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