One of the most popular subjects for photographers has always been, and hopefully always will be, wild animals. It’s a subject in which I certainly had a serious involvement. I love being in the company of animals. As a photographer, sometimes I won and sometimes I lost, but it was worth it every time.
If there is any photographic subject that experience and careful study will benefit you, this is it. Long lenses help as well.
Our first shot today comes from Facebook friend Sharon Landis. What an awesome action shot of a Peregrine Falcon. Just above water level with drops trailing behind. Sharon is one of the best action wildlife photographers who’s work I’ve seen, and I look forward to many more of her fine images.
One of my “go to” wildlife photographers is Charles Glatzer. Wild animals don’t have to be in extreme action for photographers to make compelling images. A Bison in the wicked winter of Yellowstone N. P. is hardly a new concept, but nobody does it better than Charles.
Colorado’s Dan Walters is another wildlife photographer that I return to over and over again. I love this “in your face” picture of a hawk. Look into those eyes!
David Hemmings is internationally known for his bear images. Wildlife photography (and life) is all about timing. Patience, patience, patience…….then fire away. Awesome shot David.
The photographers above bring us pretty close to photographic nirvana when it comes to making pictures of wild animals. Today’s equipment makes a lot of things possible, but ultimately it is the same great photographers who continually bring home the images. The cream does rise to the top.
Have a great day and God Bless, Wayne