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When the brownie scares the doves away 400mm, 1/1600s, f4.0, iso 100, Canon 5D MIV, 200-400mm @Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, 2019 SharingWildlife, Photography by Karen #brownhyena #hyena #doves #wildlife #wildlifephotography #photography #kgalagadi

When the scenery is just lovely 110mm, 1/400s, F18, ISO 400, Canon 5D MIV, 70-200mm @kgalagKgalagadi Transfrontier Park, 2019 SharingWildlife, Photography by Karen #wildebeest #scenery #reddunes #wildlife #photography #kgalagadi #wildlifephotography

This was a very special sighting, also a little sad. A young cheetah got hunting lessons. The mom was only watching closely. They caught a really young springbok (I still hope it was not the one we saw being born earlier that week). Mom was watching how she was hunting. She let it go, than sprinted to get is, tripled it and when it fled into the bushed mom picked it up in the neck, put it on its feet and the learning proces continued. 540mm, 1/2500s, F5.6, ISO 640, Canon 5D MIV, 200-400mm EXT Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, 2019 SharingWildlife, Photography by Karen #cheetah #learn #hunt #bigcatsofinstagram #wildlife #wildlifephotography #photography #kgalagadi

As I’m making final preparations and before heading out the door on my next adventure, I thought I’d share a two photos from my previous one. This Harpy Eagle was the main target of our last trip to Panama. Swipe right to see what I was backed up against when taking this photo. I’ll be back in a few weeks! . . . #harpyeagle #elite_raptors #panama #raptor #ouch #nature #naturephotography #birds #birdphotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #earthcapture #nanpapix #wpeditorschoice #canonusa #canon_photos #bestbirdshots #nuts_about_birds #feather_perfection #pocket_birds #kings_birds #your_best_birds #best_birds_of_ig #bb_of_ig #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection

We felt so lucky encountering this beautiful leopard and being able to stay and follow it for some time. 329mm, 1/4000s. f6.3, ISO640, Canon 5D MIV, 200-400mm @Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, 2019 SharingWildlife, Photography by Karen #leopard #big5 #bigcatsofinstagram #wildlife#photography #wildlifephotography #kgalagadi

The Mexican vine snake Oxybelis aeneus is a long arboreal snake and widely distributed from the state of Arizona in the United States to the southwest of Brazil. This snake does always get everybody's attention with its amazing defensive display, that basically consists in opening its mouth as wide open as possible to make themselves look way bigger. This O. aeneus was photographed by @max_smeele_photography in Batán, Costa Rica. Thanks Max Benito for tag #amphibia_reptilia #wildlife #photography #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #nature #earthcapture #reptiles #reptilesofinstagram #herping #biodiversity #snakesofinstagram #wildlifephotographer #herpetology #animal #animals #naturephotographer #fieldherpetology #macro #fieldherping #photo #everydayextinction #naturelovers #wpeditorschoice #snakes #bbcearth #natgeowildlife #wildtropicsphotography Tag #amphibia_reptilia

A cool dingo. I'm posting another image taken in the middle of a brutal summer in the Great Sandy Desert. This image is one of my favourites from last summer. It was very late in the afternoon when I took this image although the temperature was still well above 40 deg celsius. This beautiful male dingo was really enjoying this bit of shade and seemed quite amused at the fact that I was sweating profusely and crawling in the red dirt to get a low angle. Maybe that's why he stayed put and allowed me to capture this image, he was having a chuckle and decided to give me a break! 😂😂 Enjoy your weekend. Cheers Gaz

After a long time waiting, these 4 lioness came from behind the hill for a sunset drink. So beautiful 560mm, 1/1000s, f8.0, ISO 500, Canon 5D MIV, 200-400mm EXT Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, 2019 SharingWildlife, Photography by Karen #lions #drinking #big5 #bigcatsofinstagram #wildlife #photography #wildlifephotography #kgalagadi

Hello! I am just a bit curious 560mm, 1/2000s, f6.3, ISO 320, Canon 5D MIV, 200-400mm EXT Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, 2019 SharingWildlife, Photography by Karen #birds #birdsofprey #secretarybird #curious #wildlife #photography #wildlifephotography #kgalagadi

Downy woodpecker in the snow...

Sabe a diferença entre crisálida, pupa e casulo? Esse post será sobre lepidópteros, ordem que incluí borboletas e mariposas. São insetos da holometabulos, ou seja, passa pelos quatro estágios - ovo, larva, crisálida (no caso de lepidopteros) e adulto. Crisalida é o termo utilizado para se referir à pupa de lepidópteros. Já o casulo é uma proteção formada em volta da pupa para protege-la durante metamorfose, já que o animal fica extremamente vulnerável nesse período. O casulo pode ser formado por gravetos, pedrinhas, folhas e em algumas espécies que possuem cerdas urticantes as utilizam para formar capa com seda em volta da crisálida. Nem todas as borboletas/mariposas constroem casulos para para se proteger, algumas se escondem em baixo de troncos e pedras, outras se camufla para não ser percebidas. Fonte: Diário de Biologia - https://www.google.com/amp/s/diariodebiologia.com/2010/12/borboletas-crisalidas-e-casulo-e-a-mesma-coisa/amp/ Infelizmente não sei dizer qual família a crisálida pertence. Se alguém souber, comente aí! Vamos trocar conhecimento 😉 . . . Cavalcante - GO Janeiro/ 2018 . . . . SONY a290 Lente 18-55mm Abertura 5,6 Distancia focal 50mm ISO 100 Velocidade 1/640 Edição: Lightroom CC . . #lepidoptera #entomologia #wpeditorschoice #youngnaturephotographers #nature_sultans #respeiteminhanatureza #brmacro #🇧🇷🔬 #brwildanimals #🇧🇷🐒 #crbio04 #bbcbrasil #earthcapture @Bbcearth #flagradeumabiologa #bichomateiro #bichosdomundo #suafoto #greengrammers #naturephotography #omelhorclick #oph #fotografiaambientalista #revistaxapuri #keepclicking #suafotowild #clickdoiniciante #world_photography_hub #femalenaturephotographycom #sonyalpha290

How I just love the golden sunrises in the Kgalagadi 200mm, 1/200s, f2.8, ISO 200, Canon 5D MIV, 70-200mm Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, 2019 SharingWildlife, Photography by Karen #silhouette #giraffe #goldenhour #wildlife #wildlifephotography #photography #kgalagadi

Melissa McCeney
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6 Days 23 Hours Ago

Carolina wrens playing hide and seek. Would you have spotted him/her in that ivy??

This year we took the UV light out of precaution. With an UV light we could spot scorpions. It happened that the most dangerous scorpion was just sitting in front of our front door in Mata-Mata. 200mm, 1/15s, f2.8, ISO800 Canon 5D MIV, 70-200mm Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, 2019 SharingWildlife, Photography by Karen #scorpion #uvlight #blacklight #wildlife #wildlifephotography #photography #kgalagadi

Remember the poor little guy that was being attacked by the coyote? Here he is safe and sound and seeking someplace safe with the road side photographers. One of a series of photos I took in Yellowstone as a Coyote tries to take down a young elk. We watched this unfold over several minutes until the elks mother charged the coyote away. A bit shook up the young elk seemed ok after its ordeal. Nikon D850 200-500. #elk #coyote #coyotehunting #yellowstone #yellowstonenp #yellowstonenationalpark #yellowstoneforever #yellowstonepledge #ynp #findyourpark #yellowstonenationalparkguide @ynpforever @yellowstonenps @lenscoat #lenscoat #gettheshot #benroletsgo @benrouk @tenbabags #tenbatough @naturesbestphotomagazine #naturesbestphotomagazine @wildlifephotographicmag #wpeditorschoice #wildlifephotography #wildlifeplanet #naturepics #natureshots #ignature #naturelovers #discoverwildlife #instanature #fawn #deer #elk #happyending

White-throated sparrow with a very cold nose! White-throated sparrows are winter birds for us here in Maryland, but we spied them this summer in Newfoundland. Kinda gave whole new meaning to their song. (They sing, "Oh sweet Canada, Canada, Canada..." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL_YJC1SjHE ) I heard white-throated sparrows near home long before I was able to associate them with their song, and I spent some time trying to figure it out. I was intrigued...they're the only bird near me that I've ever noticed singing in a minor key. (How many different types of nerdy is that?! 😂)

The sound of the Kgalagadi: when I close my eyes I hear them fly - up and down, over and over again 232mm, 1/1250s, f5.6, iso 1600, Canon 5d MIV, 200-400mm Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, 2019 SharingWildlife, Photography by Karen #birds #fly #wildlife #photography #wildlifephotography #kgalagadi

Desert Dingo. You have to spare a thought for the wildlife that lives in the Australian desert right now. The temperatures out in the Great Sandy Desert at the moment are brutal and definitely the hottest for some years. The wildlife that live in that climate have obviously adapted over time to cope with this kind of weather, although this year birds are literally falling out of the sky it's that hot! The desert dingoes are well suited for this type of heat and have adapted over thousands of years to cope. They will disappear not long after sunrise and only start venturing out once the sun is almost over the horizon. It is, for this reason, you wouldn't find domestic dogs were able to survive in such an unforgiving place. Here is a dingo I photographed last summer at about seven o'clock in the morning, by this time it was already nearly forty deg celsius. I could barely see through the viewfinder on my camera due to the sweat in my eyes and the sheer heat that was radiating off the red dirt. Cheers Gaz

Melissa McCeney
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8 Days 17 Hours Ago

Northern mockingbird having berries for lunch on a snowy Sunday...

Have a joyful Sunday! 200mm, 1/500s, f5.6, iso 320, Canon 5d MIV, 200-400mm Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, 2019 SharingWildlife, Photography by Karen #iion #bigcatsofinstagram #joy #big5 #photography #wildlifephotography #kgalagadi #wildlife #africageophoto

Body injuries of lizards, such as body scarring, might indicate the rate of predatory attacks, although body scarring mostly reflects the efficiency of such attacks; that is, inefficient predators tend to inflict injuries upon their prey, but the prey tend to survive. The opposite is for efficient predators. Autotomy (voluntary amputation of body parts) is a defense strategy present in animal groups. Among vertebrates, the tail is the only known appendix with the ability to be autotomized. This behavior brings a great adaptive benefit, as it provides an anti-predatory mechanism. However, this strategy also involves costs, which may result in reduced growth rate during the tail regeneration period, reduction in reproductive success, loss of energy reserves or loss of social status. In today's picture, we have the lizard Hemidactylus mabouia with an injury to its left limb, as well as an injury to its tail, being autotomized. The specimen was found by our team during a reptiles survey in an urban area of northern Brazil. #wildlife #photography #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #nature #biology #reptiles #reptilesofinstagram #herping #biodiversity #lizardsofinstagram #wildlifephotographer #herpetology #animal #animals #naturephotographer #fieldherpetology #macro #fieldherping #photo #everydayextinction #naturelovers #wpeditorschoice #lizards #bbcearth #natgeowildlife #wildtropicsphotography #amphibia_reptilia . . Tag #amphibia_reptilia

What a beauty, this juvenile pale chanting goshawk 526mm, 1/400s, f5.6, ISO 1000, Canon 5D MIV, 200-400 EXT Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, 2019 SharingWildlife, photography by Karen #bird #goshawk #birdsofprey #birdsofinstagram #wildlife #photography #kgalagadi #wildlifephotography

2019 started great: the birth of a springbok ... no first steps... we gave them some space Canon 5d MIV, 200-400mm Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, 2019 SharingWildlife, Photography by Karen #springbok #birth #life #baby #wildlife #photography #wildlifephotography #kgalagadi

The new year started great. My wish was to see a brown hyena. I think he is beautiful. 400mm, 1/2000s, f6.3, ISO 320, Canon 5D MIV, 200-400mm Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, 2019 SharingWildlife, Photography by Karen #brownhyena #hyena #sogreat #wildlife #photography #wildlifephotography #kgalagadi

The 10th of January is my favourite day of the year so I thought I would show you my favourite image from 2018. It's a couple of cheeky looking juvenile dingoes just chillin and chewing grass out in the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia. Have a good one. Gaz

Reproductive male of Bokermannohyla gr. circumdata. In reproductive times, some characteristics allow us to better see the sexual dimorphism of the species. Some breeding males have more robust forelegs, bridal calluses in the thumbs and chest and even a more intense coloring. In females, it is common to see the oocytes in the ventrolateral region below the skin. This animal occurs in subtropical and tropical rain forests, distributed over mountain ranges of the Brazilian Plateau, mainly in the Serra do Mar and Serra da Mantiqueira ranges. Record made in Serra Negra da Mantiqueira, Santa Bárbara do Monte Verde, Minas Gerais. This beautiful frog was photographed by @mneves71 . Thanks Matheus Neves for using the #amphibia_reptilia Tag #amphibia_reptilia on your pictures #wildlife #photography #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #nature #earthcapture #frog #amphibian #amphibians #herping #biodiversity #frogsofinstagram #wildlifephotographer #herpetology #animal #animals #naturephotographer #fieldherpetology #macro #fieldherping #photo #everydayextinction #naturelovers #wpeditorschoice #frogs #biodiversity #bbcearth #wildtropicsphotography

Time for one of the hardest “rejected” vs. “selected”. This time with two “rejected” photos and one “selected” photo of a White-lined Leaf Frog (Phyllomedusa vaillantii).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo 1 and 2 are the “rejected”. Rejected photos are photos that don’t get through my final selection to publish. I have multiple reasons for that. The photo can be unsharp, under- or overexposed, the photo is not interesting enough, the animal looks stressed (then I also stop the session), or there is simply a better version of the photo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo 1 and 2 were not good enough to publish when I had to choose. Publishing three or five photos of the same sequence is not an option when all photos are basically the same photo. There is not enough difference to justify posting them all. In my opinion they are all equally good. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The lightning of both “rejected” images are a little more frontal, because my single softbox was turned backwards. Some people might like this more. In some situations I also do. Photo 1 and 2 are very similar, except the space in the photo. One of them is wider, photo 2 is tighter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My decision to go for photo 3 was that it was a little bit more outspoken with the more “dramatic” light from the top. The slightly different angle of the flash can make a difference on how you can perceive a photo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When I process a photo I edit and choose multiple times. I use the rating system in Lightroom to mark the best of the series. The ratings can change a few times. Letting a photo rest and come back later is good. A fresh /new look on the photo a few days later can help. For this hard one the opinion of my girlfriend helps a lot. When I don’t know, her opinion is of great value.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did I choose the right White-lined Leaf Frog (Phyllomedusa vaillantii) photo? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ © 2018 Ronald Zimmerman. All rights reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feel free to follow me on Instagram. 😊

*** Best viewed photo of the year *** Time for some reflection. The end of a beautiful and photogenic year. In the coming weeks I will share the top 25 most viewed photos. I loved seeing all the shared wildlife photos. I loved Sharing Wildlife Photos with you. I enjoyed all the positive and heartwarming reactions. I will be out shooting new photos. Have a great holiday season! Till soon. Number 1: over 42.800 views The first picture of 2018... with lighting and a giraffe Taken in Etosha National Park, Namibia 145 mm, 400s, f2.8, ISO 800 (Canon 5d MIV, 70-200mm) SharingWildlife: Photography by Karen Follow me on fb or insta: Wildlife photos, @sharingwildlife www.sharingwildlife.nl “Enchanting... Wildlife Enjoying the excitement of the moment, what will we see, when, and how photogenic Love to observe their behaviour... so pure, sometimes full of humour, of love, sometimes harsh and true nature... Always beautiful Wildlife, so precious, so fragile Enjoy it, love it, protect it” #bestphoto #instadaily #instaphoto #giraffe #lightning #photography #wildlifephotography #etosha #wildlife #nature #safari

Time for an older “rejected” vs. “selected” from 2017. This time a Gliding Treefrog (Agalychnis spurrelli) from the Ecuadorian Chocó. A biodiversity hotspot that needs our protection. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo 1 is the “rejected”. Rejected photos are photos that don’t get through my final selection to publish. I have multiple reasons for that. The photo can be unsharp, under- or overexposed, the photo is not interesting enough, the animal looks stressed (then I also stop the session), or there is simply a better version of the photo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo 1 wasn’t good enough to publish at first. The photo is good. The pose is very dynamic, the frog looks nice into the frame and the stem is going to the corner of the frame to create more depth. It is definitely a photo not to throw away. I have posted this photo last year, but at first this was a “rejected” photo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Why? I fell in love with photo 2. The pose is less dynamic than photo 1. Somehow the frog looks “stronger” or “more powerful” because the frog was photographed a bit from below. The flash came from above to create a bit of a shadow. This, in combination with the frog looking more into the camera made it a more appealing portrait to me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did I choose the right Gliding Treefrog (Agalychnis spurrelli) photo? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ © 2017 Ronald Zimmerman. All rights reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feel free to follow me on Instagram. 😊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #wildlife #photography #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #nature #earthcapture #frog #amphibian #amphibians #herping #biodiversity #frogsofinstagram #wildlifephotographer #herpetology #animal #animals #naturephotographer #fieldherpetology #macro #fieldherping #reptilesmagazine #everydayextinction #naturelovers #wpeditorschoice #frogs #biodiversity #bbcearth #wildtropics #conservationphotography #conservation @bbcearth

Melissa McCeney
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14 Days 2 Hours Ago

Another Chincoteague wild pony...

Time for some reflection. The end of a beautiful and photogenic year. In the coming weeks I will share the top 25 most viewed photos. I loved seeing all the shared wildlife photos. I loved Sharing Wildlife Photos with you. I enjoyed all the positive and heartwarming reactions. I will be out shooting new photos. Have a great holiday season! Till soon! Number 2: over 27.000 views The taxi 560mm, 1/500s, F5.6 ISO 320, Canon 5D MIV, 200-400mm EXT Kruger National Park, 2018 SharingWildlife: Photography by Karen Follow me on fb: Wildlife photos, @sharingwildlife www.sharingwildlife.nl “Enchanting... Wildlife Enjoying the excitement of the moment, what will we see, when, and how photogenic Love to observe their behaviour... so pure, sometimes full of humour, of love, sometimes harsh and true nature... Always beautiful Wildlife, so precious, so fragile Enjoy it, love it, protect it”

A cheeky Brush-tailed Possum! What a wonderful holiday I just had in the South West of Western Australia!! Twelve days of total relaxation with the family in our caravan under a canopy of Peppermint Trees with a beautiful little family of Common Brushtail Possums living above us the whole time. I really didn't get out that much for photography as I needed a break from it after such a big year last year. I really enjoyed photographing this little Possum family though, even if they did crap and wee all over the caravan constantly as well as keep us up in the night with their fighting! I have a few more Possum images that Il share soon as well as a couple of experimental landscapes taken in the forest. Cheers Gaz

Chromatic changes in amphibians have been well documented all over the world, melanism being one of the most common, in which the effect is presented as a black color by a great abundance of melanin in its pigmentation cells. Thus, both its eyes and its body are dark in color. In today's picture, we have a Leptodactylus podicipinus with melanism from the Eastern Amazon region #wildlife #photography #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #nature #earthcapture #frog #amphibian #amphibians #herping #biodiversity #frogsofinstagram #wildlifephotographer #herpetology #animal #animals #naturephotographer #fieldherpetology #macro #fieldherping #photo #everydayextinction #naturelovers #wpeditorschoice #frogs #amphibia_reptilia #biodiversity #bbcearth #wildtropicsphotography #amphibia_reptilia Tag #amphibia_reptilia

Melissa McCeney
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15 Days 22 Hours Ago

Willet in the surf...

Time for another “rejected” vs. “selected”. This time a Three-striped Poison Frog (Ameerega trivittata) plays the leading part. Photo 1 is the “rejected”. Rejected photos are photos that don’t get through my final selection to publish. I have multiple reasons for that. The photo can be unsharp, under- or overexposed, the photo is not interesting enough, the animal looks stressed (then I also stop the session), or there is simply a better version of the photo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo 1 wasn’t good enough to publish. Again the exposure and sharpness are good. Deleting the unsharp photos is my first selection round. I do it during my trips when I am relaxing and have nothing to do. The difference between photo 1 and 2 is the composition. Photo 1 was the first composition I had in mind when I found the frog. Photo 1 has more depth because of the diagonal lines of the leaves going from the lower left corner to the upper right corner. Also the leaf litter below the leaf adds some depth in photo 1. Technically or theoretically photo 1 is a good photo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For some reason photo 2 was more appealing to me. The composition might be “flat”/“two dimensional” and tightly cropped, but somehow a composition doesn’t always have to follow the “rules” to be good. I like 2 because it emphasis a unique feature of the frog. In Suriname the Three-striped Poison Frog have only two dorsolateral stripes. This makes the photo relevant. On top of that you have a closer look on the structure of the skin. The skin looks amazing!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Did I choose the right Three-striped Poison Frog (Ameerega trivittata) photo? Feel free to explain your answer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ © 2018 Ronald Zimmerman. All rights reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feel free to follow me on Instagram. 😊

Time for some reflection. The end of a beautiful and photogenic year. In the coming weeks I will share the top 25 most viewed photos. I loved seeing all the shared wildlife photos. I loved Sharing Wildlife Photos with you. I enjoyed all the positive and heartwarming reactions. I will be out shooting new photos. Have a great holiday season! Till soon. Number 4: over 21.700 views Hey!!!! I will pull you out, that is my drinking spot 371mm, 1/2000s, F5.6, ISO 1600, Canon 5D MIV, 200-400mm Kruger National Park, 2018 SharingWildlife: Photography by Karen Follow me on fb or insta: Wildlife photos, @sharingwildlife www.sharingwildlife.nl “Enchanting... Wildlife Enjoying the excitement of the moment, what will we see, when, and how photogenic Love to observe their behaviour... so pure, sometimes full of humour, of love, sometimes harsh and true nature... Always beautiful Wildlife, so precious, so fragile Enjoy it, love it, protect it” #baboon #play #wildlife #photography #wildlifephotography #kruger

This is another “rejected” vs. “selected”. This time with a series of in-situ photos of a Rainbow Sun-Gecko (Gonatodes humeralis). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo 1 is the “reject”. Rejected photos are photos that don’t get through my final selection to publish. I have multiple reasons for that. The photo can be unsharp, under- or overexposed, the photo is not interesting enough, the animal looks stressed (then I also stop the session), or there is simply a better version of the photo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo 1 wasn’t good enough to publish. The exposure and sharpness is also perfect on photo 1. I also like the pose of the gecko. The pose and photo looks better when you turn the photo 90° counterclockwise. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo 1 misses something that photo 2 has. The most important feature is the leaves in the background. The lines of the leaves add some depth to the composition. The lines come from the corner to add some perspective. Photo 1 is just “flat”/“two dimensional”. The leaves also fill the empty space without being distracting. Another advantage of the leaves is that it shows more of the habitat. Without the leaves it looks more like a studio photo. Another thing that I like about photo 2 is the angle of the head. The head is pointing in the same direction as the leaves are guiding the viewer to. It looks very dynamic. Edit: On photo 2 the eyes and both feet are in line and all in focus. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did I choose the right Rainbow Sun-Gecko (Gonatodes humeralis) photo? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ © 2018 Ronald Zimmerman. All rights reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feel free to follow me on Instagram. 😊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #wildlife #photography #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #nature #earthcapture #lizard #reptile #reptiles #herping #biodiversity #reptilesofinstagram #wildlifephotographer #herpetology #animal #animals #naturephotographer #fieldherpetology #macro #fieldherping #reptilesmagazine #everydayextinction #naturelovers #wpeditorschoice #lizards #biodiversity #bbcearth #wildtropics #conservationphotography #conservation @bbcearth

Time for some reflection. The end of a beautiful and photogenic year. In the coming weeks I will share the top 25 most viewed photos. I loved seeing all the shared wildlife photos. I loved Sharing Wildlife Photos with you. I enjoyed all the positive and heartwarming reactions. I will be out shooting new photos. Have a great holiday season! Till soon. Number 5: over 19.600 views Jump or fly... over the wilddog 300mm, 1/1000s F6.3 ISO 160 Canon 5D MIV, 300mm f/2.8L Kruger National Park, 2018 SharingWildlife: Photography by Chris Follow me on fb or insta: Wildlife photos, @sharingwildlife www.sharingwildlife.nl “Enchanting... Wildlife Enjoying the excitement of the moment, what will we see, when, and how photogenic Love to observe their behaviour... so pure, sometimes full of humour, of love, sometimes harsh and true nature... Always beautiful Wildlife, so precious, so fragile Enjoy it, love it, protect it” #wilddog #jump #high #impala #photography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #kruger

Melissa McCeney
(@melissamcceney)

17 Days 23 Hours Ago

Uh-oh, did I wake you? (Yes, clearly I did, but he glanced at me and then put his head down, closed his eyes, and went right back to sleep 😴)

“Polar Periscope” - Young male Polar Bear cranes his long neck to sniff out the shore just in front of him. He was surface swimming, with only his head visible, so when he struck this pose it reminded us of a periscope on a submarine.

Photo 1 is another “reject”. Rejected photos are photos that don’t get through my final selection to publish. I have multiple reasons for that. The photo can be unsharp, under- or overexposed, the photo is not interesting enough, the animal looks stressed (then I also stop the session), or there is simply a better version of the photo. Photo 1 wasn’t good enough to publish. The exposure and sharpness are good, but the photo is not as captivating as photo 2. In photo 2 the frog is staring at you and that makes it a more personal/intimate portrait. Because I chose photo 2, I had to keep photo 1 on my harddrive. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Did I choose the right Tiger-striped Leaf Frog (Callimedusa tomopterna) photo? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ © 2018 Ronald Zimmerman. All rights reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feel free to follow me on Instagram. :) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #wildlife #photography #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #nature #earthcapture #frog #amphibian #amphibians #herping #biodiversity #frogsofinstagram #wildlifephotographer #herpetology #animal #animals #naturephotographer #fieldherpetology #macro #fieldherping #reptilesmagazine #everydayextinction #naturelovers #wpeditorschoice #frogs #biodiversity #bbcearth #wildtropics #conservationphotography #conservation @bbcearth

Melissa McCeney
(@melissamcceney)

19 Days 2 Hours Ago

Hello, old friend...it’s nice to see you looking so cozy on a gray day...

Photo 1 is a “reject”. Rejected photos are photos that don’t get through my final selection to publish. I have multiple reasons for that. The photo can be unsharp, under- or overexposed, the photo is not interesting enough, the animal looks stressed (then I also stop the session), or there is simply a better version of the photo. The last reason applies to this image. I usually make a few photos of the same scene, and pick the best afterwards. My flash charges quick, and my camera is fast enough to make some shots in a short time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Photo 2 is the one I preferred over photo 1. Photo 1 is also not bad. It looks like the frog is playing the bass. 😉 The reason I publish only one of them is that I don’t want to publish “too many of the same”. I want some diversity. It makes the photo that came through the final selection unique. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Did I choose the right White-lined Leaf Frog (Phyllomedusa vaillantii) photo? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ © 2018 Ronald Zimmerman. All rights reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feel free to follow me on Instagram. :) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #wildlife #photography #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #nature #earthcapture #frog #amphibian #amphibians #herping #biodiversity #frogsofinstagram #wildlifephotographer #herpetology #animal #animals #naturephotographer #fieldherpetology #macro #fieldherping #reptilesmagazine #everydayextinction #naturelovers #wpeditorschoice #frogs #biodiversity #bbcearth #wildtropics #conservationphotography #conservation @bbcearth

Saguinus oedipus (tití cabeciblanco)es uno de los primates en mayor peligro de extinción en el mundo. Esta especie fue declarada En Peligro (EN) en 1973, tras la exportación de entre 20.000 y 40.000 titíes a los Estados Unidos para su uso en investigaciones biomédicas. Hoy en día la mayor amenaza para la supervivencia del tití es la extensiva deforestación de su hábitat para actividades agropecuarias y para explotación de madera para combustible y construcción , además de su captura para el comercio ilegal de especies silvestres como mascotas en Colombia. Los invito a conocer un poco sobre esta especie en @proyectotiti • • • @canon.colombia @thundracolombia @natuurfotografie.nl @natgeoesp @ngphotocamp @natural_history_museum @conservationorg @vicecolombia @parquescolombia @instituto_humboldt #keeping_nature #natgeo #natgeocolombia #wwfcolombia @minambientecol #ilcp_photographers #allnatureshots #animals_in_world #bb_of_ig #destination_wild #discoverwildlife #exclusive_wildlife #feather_perfection #global4nature #igscwildlife #instanaturefriends #nanpapix #nature #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #naturephotography #photoarena_nature #planet_of_animals #splendid_animals #warbler #warblers #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildliveplanet #wpeditorschoice #naturegeography #nature_perfection