Outdoor photos in paris

Five Places to take Stunning Outdoor Photos in Paris

All Photos © Jean-Michel Leclercq.

Jean-Michel Leclercq: Places &emdash; Pink Eiffel Tower

Paris is the capital and largest city of France. It is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. The city of Paris, within its administrative limits (the 20 arrondissements), has a population of about 2,200,000. Its metropolitan area is one of the largest population centres in Europe, with more than 12 million inhabitants.

An important settlement for more than two millennia, Paris had become, by the 12th century, one of Europe’s foremost centres of learning and the arts and the largest city in the Western world until the 18th century. Paris is today one of the world’s leading business and cultural centres and its influences in politics, education, entertainment, media, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities.

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1. The Eiffel Tower

Jean-Michel Leclercq: Places &emdash; Souvenir de Paris

When you think about Paris, you think about the Eiffel Tower, the “place to be” for a tourist and a tourist photographer! (yes i know, all the tourists are photographers!)

By the way, the Trocadero and the Champs de Mars are fantastic places for photography.

I suggest you to start your photowalk at Palais de Chaillot. Here you can shot the Eiffel Tower as a landscape, make great street photos and cross the Seine to shoot “la grande dame” with a fantastic angle!

2. Palais Royal Garden

Jean-Michel Leclercq: Places &emdash; Palais-Royal

The Palais-Royal is a palace and garden located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Near the Louvre and the Tuileries, take the time to visit this small and historic garden. It’s really a nice place !

You will have to be as imaginative as possible for photography here. The great perspective is hard to find, but the lines of trees, the benches and the chairs are the best tools for original compositions.

3. Le Pont des Arts

Jean-Michel Leclercq: Red gallery &emdash; Love padlocks

Paris is the city of love!

Love padlocks are a custom by which sweethearts affix padlocks to a fence or similar public fixture to symbolise their love. Most common place of Love padlocks are railings of the bridges.

Love padlocks can be found attached to the Pont des Arts, Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor and the Pont de l’Archevêché bridges in Paris.

The Pont des Arts or Passerelle des Arts is a pedestrian bridge in Paris which crosses the Seine River. It links the Institut de France and the central square of the palais du Louvre.

From this bridge, take the time to go along the Seine to Notre Dame de Paris.

Pont des Arts - Paris

4. Metro

Jean-Michel Leclercq: Red gallery &emdash; Metro

Paris metro has become a symbol of the city, noted for its uniform architecture influenced by Art Nouveau.

Some stations are gorgeous as Saint-Germain-des-Prés with its “place des poètes”, Cité, Louvre…etc… All of them are ideal places for creative and street photography.

Why not create a thematic photobook about metros of the world?

5. Place du Tertre

Jean-Michel Leclercq: People &emdash; Painter in Paris

Don’t be lazy, go north to the amazing village of Montmartre !

The Place du Tertre is a square in Paris’ XVIIIe arrondissement. Only a few streets away from the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur, it is the heart of the city’s elevated Montmartre quarter.

Discover “le Paris d’Amélie Poulain” with painters, accordion-players and cafés. Draughts-men and painters take possession of the square. They invite you to share an artistic and pleasant time.

 

 

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We Love Animals Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing animals in the We Love Animals Photo Contest with chances to win a Camera Bundle and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Elke Vogelsang for her collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Elke Vogelsang is a photographer and author specializing in dog portraiture. She has a passion for creating unique, individual, and expressive pictures that always capture the essence of the moment and her subject. Her images have been featured in publications across the globe. She lives in Germany with her husband and their three dogs.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Fairy Terns and a Fish! ” by LesImgrund

“This picture tells an exciting story in wonderful colours and a pleasing composition. It’s also sharp where it should be (might sound basic, but often enough pictures are rejected as they lack this basic requirement). The light is gorgeous, the exposure spot on, the depth of field beautiful. Congratulations.” – Elke Vogelsang

Congratulations Runner Up “Foraging headless – Lesser flamingo ” by Roy_

“This was an instant favourite of mine. I love the humour. Often enough you’ll find a picture that tells a great story or is funny but lacks the technical qualities. In this case, I think everything works really well. The colours are gorgeous, the composition good, the light is wonderful. Great picture. Congratulations.” – Elke Vogelsang

Congratulations Runner Up “Zander and the Polar Bear ” by stevehikida

“We’ve seen a ton of pictures of polar bears in zoos and some of us might even be slightly tired of them. This picture, though, is very well done. The scene is intriguing, the exposure spot on, the colours are gorgeous and that reflection of the child’s surprised face in the glass adds that little extra storyline. Wonderful picture. congratulations!” – Elke Vogelsang

Congratulations Amateur Winner “Shy Eyes” by christosmit

Congratulations People’s Choice “A portrait of a king ” by nyanamoli

“Red fox family !! ” by philippedebruyne

“Barbary Macaques ” by philipbebbington

“Bullish” by antoniozarli

“Death from Above” by HuyHo

“Peekaboo” by mgtoni

“Tiger ” by duanneanderson

“Red Fox in Puddle” by jessicakirste

“Selfie Master” by meganlorenz

“Chocolate!” by danielventer

“sparrowhawk1” by noelsouthcott

“Elephant in the Dust in Amboseli” by pattebrownell

“concentrate..concentrate…” by JDJohnson

“Great Grey Owl ” by fredlemire

“Sisters” by helgemjs

“Now that you wake me up is better for you to run” by albertoghizzipanizza

“Bear” by robertsijka

“Common Noddy, the angry bird of the Indian Ocean” by StephanieManuel

“A Full House” by terryc

“”Coopers Hawk”” by Iconoscope

“LOOK !” by Dragos_Pop

“We Must Protect” by lenscover

“Open Wide” by garybrennand

“Falcon” by BCF_Photography

“Chameleon” by amina

“Puffin-1” by malcolmlearman

 

“Hey Bulldog” by DaveRogers220380

“_DSC1278” by TheoShilton

“Take Off, Eh…” by DanielParent

“Secrets” by BIGDOGPHOTOG

 

“Daisy ” by JakeOlsonStudios

“Flying in water ” by ErikB

 

“Jag ” by tylerfisher

“The Sign show ” by rodneyervin

“The Love of Gannets ” by NicoFroehberg

“DSC09344bw ” by alef0

“Osprey ” by rjb8267

“Two Little Brothers ” by corradomariani

“summer time vol. 2 ! ” by Marcin_Rutkowski

“Turn that corner ” by marrieladurandegui

“Cock A Doodle Doo ” by KyleBehrend

“Using Paw ” by ClaudioPiccoli

“Free Spirit ” by tonybruguiere

“Peak ” by galinasimphoto

“Posing for the picture ” by gugucuquinha

“B&W Bison 02 – ” by LCdutch

“Yearling Black Bear ” by blurrr001

“Let me see your wings ” by ruthjolly

“Wise One ” by amyholley

“lonely horse ” by BensPhotography

“_Z4T5568-Edit ” by B1RD

“True Grit ” by colinharley

“Rainy day ” by shikhei

“Capra Hispanica ” by GEFAELL

“Elephant-2 ” by PaulPersys

“Cougar Cresting the Ridge ” by anitae403

“Cold ” by hotpixel

“fallow deer ” by marcusfranklin

“By the jetty ” by hamidrad

“9N4A5305 ” by Anneliese-Photography

“Wild horse ” by vedranvidak_1401

“Co-Exist ” by FotoflyStudio

“Somewhere on the river ” by Photomarky

“The End ” by Viesinsh

“A Dazzling Implausibility ” by mpelli

“one eyed king ” by Abulman

“bird of grace ” by premio

“Attention ” by florajakab

“The chase ” by CarolPlummer

“We are one. ” by robertmatakovic

“20150830-Finland 02-2719 ” by milert

“The Stare Down ” by sabatesphoto

“puffin cuddle ” by chrispopsperry

“Asian leopard ” by spicspics

“close up ” by archivlad

“The Cat & The Bunny ” by chertel

“Cheetah and Cub ” by lonniewehunt

“close encounter ” by saboytjie

“Angry Liger Closeup Showing its Teeth ” by macropixel

“Tired Jaguar!! ” by tmc407

“Wildlife ” by volkerhandke

“The Lioness ” by K_Srinivas

“Explorer ” by DanielleLyneePhotography

“The wolf ” by Uni_so

“Curious Neighbour ” by Xsgraphicdesign

“Face off ” by Beyerphoto

“Surprise! (2) ” by lindagagnon

“blues ” by ClaireJean

“Rat ” by Nixx

“Deer ” by Mougaard

“Bonds ” by slowwalking

“moo ” by MariLaegreid

“A Coalition of Cheetahs ” by Mikeirelandphotography

“King Of The Jungle ” by circlepranch

“Fighting Hippos ” by koskarathanasis

“Sad Eyes ” by IanDMcGregor

“Let’s play together!! ” by ceciliazuccherato

“Hello!!!!! ” by charlotterhodes

“catch treat lab ” by thatblacklabby

“Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppies ” by tmh775

“Caterina Ballerina ” by PeterCannon

“Studious Creature ” by jennifersummer

“Who was knocking on my door ? ” by Cezary-Wyszynski

“Watch out !! ” by Bridgena_Barnard

“Light Ray ” by TanyaHouppermans

“Basset Hound pup ” by rpgdepictions

“Bonnet macaque’s hand ” by saravphotography

” ” by sarahking

 

“SNOW MONKEY ” by russellpearson

“”A Low Blow” ” by davidcschultz

“Love in Captivity ” by claudia_lothering_1704

“Rays on Giant ” by bmeiri

“Bob Kat ” by melissa3339

“GREETING ” by joannegraham

“Kitty ” by pattyschmitt

“siberian tiger at the tree ” by icefish

“I am gonna get you! (1) ” by SylwiaUrbaniak

“Turtle Hunt ” by Scubadaddy

“On the Road ” by suellenwinstead

“South Georgia Island ” by Forrest_Brown

“Bundle of Joy! ” by michelewingo

“Baby Blue ” by chrisknight

“Attack ” by thurstonphoto

“Close up of an African wild dog ” by Giulia_avanzi

“IMG_9952 ” by Noizephotoworks

“Devon ” by KarolGams

“_IGP7762bwrino ” by Serina

“All About The Eyes ” by Cobble-Art

“Great white shark ” by davidpstephens

“Cheetah Teeth ” by Mbeiter

“Fox cubs ” by lregoli

“Minor Mynas ” by brendanharvey

“Screech Owl ” by wadeaiken

“Hiding cat ” by Paolo-K5

“Gooood Moooorning Essaouira ” by aminefassi

“En plena puesta ” by jaguarnegro

“Open Wide ” by DanielNorwood

“Purple delight ” by EyeToEyeXperience

“Is this one for sale? ” by ericakinsella

“Blending in… ” by mufasa74

“blizzard ” by DanielCharlesImage

“Panda Bear ” by sandyseyecatcher

“Angus Bull ” by Soers

“Dreaming ” by juliet_lovephoto

“Rum ” by diegoantonelli

“The girl and Elephant ” by kenvinpinardy

“Gentoos in the snow ” by NInature

“Beluga ” by cmatwishynphotodotcom

“I’m a pretty flower ” by ElyseCarpenterPhotography

“_MG_9751 ” by nathanwillsphotography

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We Love Animals Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing animals in the We Love Animals Photo Contest with chances to win a Camera Bundle and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Elke Vogelsang for her collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Elke Vogelsang is a photographer and author specializing in dog portraiture. She has a passion for creating unique, individual, and expressive pictures that always capture the essence of the moment and her subject. Her images have been featured in publications across the globe. She lives in Germany with her husband and their three dogs.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Fairy Terns and a Fish! ” by LesImgrund

“This picture tells an exciting story in wonderful colours and a pleasing composition. It’s also sharp where it should be (might sound basic, but often enough pictures are rejected as they lack this basic requirement). The light is gorgeous, the exposure spot on, the depth of field beautiful. Congratulations.” – Elke Vogelsang

Congratulations Runner Up “Foraging headless – Lesser flamingo ” by Roy_

“This was an instant favourite of mine. I love the humour. Often enough you’ll find a picture that tells a great story or is funny but lacks the technical qualities. In this case, I think everything works really well. The colours are gorgeous, the composition good, the light is wonderful. Great picture. Congratulations.” – Elke Vogelsang

Congratulations Runner Up “Zander and the Polar Bear ” by stevehikida

“We’ve seen a ton of pictures of polar bears in zoos and some of us might even be slightly tired of them. This picture, though, is very well done. The scene is intriguing, the exposure spot on, the colours are gorgeous and that reflection of the child’s surprised face in the glass adds that little extra storyline. Wonderful picture. congratulations!” – Elke Vogelsang

Congratulations Amateur Winner “Shy Eyes” by christosmit

Congratulations People’s Choice “A portrait of a king ” by nyanamoli

“Red fox family !! ” by philippedebruyne

“Barbary Macaques ” by philipbebbington

“Bullish” by antoniozarli

“Death from Above” by HuyHo

“Peekaboo” by mgtoni

“Tiger ” by duanneanderson

“Red Fox in Puddle” by jessicakirste

“Selfie Master” by meganlorenz

“Chocolate!” by danielventer

“sparrowhawk1” by noelsouthcott

“Elephant in the Dust in Amboseli” by pattebrownell

“concentrate..concentrate…” by JDJohnson

“Great Grey Owl ” by fredlemire

“Sisters” by helgemjs

“Now that you wake me up is better for you to run” by albertoghizzipanizza

“Bear” by robertsijka

“Common Noddy, the angry bird of the Indian Ocean” by StephanieManuel

“A Full House” by terryc

“”Coopers Hawk”” by Iconoscope

“LOOK !” by Dragos_Pop

“We Must Protect” by lenscover

“Open Wide” by garybrennand

“Falcon” by BCF_Photography

“Chameleon” by amina

“Puffin-1” by malcolmlearman

 

“Hey Bulldog” by DaveRogers220380

“_DSC1278” by TheoShilton

“Take Off, Eh…” by DanielParent

“Secrets” by BIGDOGPHOTOG

 

“Daisy ” by JakeOlsonStudios

“Flying in water ” by ErikB

 

“Jag ” by tylerfisher

“The Sign show ” by rodneyervin

“The Love of Gannets ” by NicoFroehberg

“DSC09344bw ” by alef0

“Osprey ” by rjb8267

“Two Little Brothers ” by corradomariani

“summer time vol. 2 ! ” by Marcin_Rutkowski

“Turn that corner ” by marrieladurandegui

“Cock A Doodle Doo ” by KyleBehrend

“Using Paw ” by ClaudioPiccoli

“Free Spirit ” by tonybruguiere

“Peak ” by galinasimphoto

“Posing for the picture ” by gugucuquinha

“B&W Bison 02 – ” by LCdutch

“Yearling Black Bear ” by blurrr001

“Let me see your wings ” by ruthjolly

“Wise One ” by amyholley

“lonely horse ” by BensPhotography

“_Z4T5568-Edit ” by B1RD

“True Grit ” by colinharley

“Rainy day ” by shikhei

“Capra Hispanica ” by GEFAELL

“Elephant-2 ” by PaulPersys

“Cougar Cresting the Ridge ” by anitae403

“Cold ” by hotpixel

“fallow deer ” by marcusfranklin

“By the jetty ” by hamidrad

“9N4A5305 ” by Anneliese-Photography

“Wild horse ” by vedranvidak_1401

“Co-Exist ” by FotoflyStudio

“Somewhere on the river ” by Photomarky

“The End ” by Viesinsh

“A Dazzling Implausibility ” by mpelli

“one eyed king ” by Abulman

“bird of grace ” by premio

“Attention ” by florajakab

“The chase ” by CarolPlummer

“We are one. ” by robertmatakovic

“20150830-Finland 02-2719 ” by milert

“The Stare Down ” by sabatesphoto

“puffin cuddle ” by chrispopsperry

“Asian leopard ” by spicspics

“close up ” by archivlad

“The Cat & The Bunny ” by chertel

“Cheetah and Cub ” by lonniewehunt

“close encounter ” by saboytjie

“Angry Liger Closeup Showing its Teeth ” by macropixel

“Tired Jaguar!! ” by tmc407

“Wildlife ” by volkerhandke

“The Lioness ” by K_Srinivas

“Explorer ” by DanielleLyneePhotography

“The wolf ” by Uni_so

“Curious Neighbour ” by Xsgraphicdesign

“Face off ” by Beyerphoto

“Surprise! (2) ” by lindagagnon

“blues ” by ClaireJean

“Rat ” by Nixx

“Deer ” by Mougaard

“Bonds ” by slowwalking

“moo ” by MariLaegreid

“A Coalition of Cheetahs ” by Mikeirelandphotography

“King Of The Jungle ” by circlepranch

“Fighting Hippos ” by koskarathanasis

“Sad Eyes ” by IanDMcGregor

“Let’s play together!! ” by ceciliazuccherato

“Hello!!!!! ” by charlotterhodes

“catch treat lab ” by thatblacklabby

“Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppies ” by tmh775

“Caterina Ballerina ” by PeterCannon

“Studious Creature ” by jennifersummer

“Who was knocking on my door ? ” by Cezary-Wyszynski

“Watch out !! ” by Bridgena_Barnard

“Light Ray ” by TanyaHouppermans

“Basset Hound pup ” by rpgdepictions

“Bonnet macaque’s hand ” by saravphotography

” ” by sarahking

 

“SNOW MONKEY ” by russellpearson

“”A Low Blow” ” by davidcschultz

“Love in Captivity ” by claudia_lothering_1704

“Rays on Giant ” by bmeiri

“Bob Kat ” by melissa3339

“GREETING ” by joannegraham

“Kitty ” by pattyschmitt

“siberian tiger at the tree ” by icefish

“I am gonna get you! (1) ” by SylwiaUrbaniak

“Turtle Hunt ” by Scubadaddy

“On the Road ” by suellenwinstead

“South Georgia Island ” by Forrest_Brown

“Bundle of Joy! ” by michelewingo

“Baby Blue ” by chrisknight

“Attack ” by thurstonphoto

“Close up of an African wild dog ” by Giulia_avanzi

“IMG_9952 ” by Noizephotoworks

“Devon ” by KarolGams

“_IGP7762bwrino ” by Serina

“All About The Eyes ” by Cobble-Art

“Great white shark ” by davidpstephens

“Cheetah Teeth ” by Mbeiter

“Fox cubs ” by lregoli

“Minor Mynas ” by brendanharvey

“Screech Owl ” by wadeaiken

“Hiding cat ” by Paolo-K5

“Gooood Moooorning Essaouira ” by aminefassi

“En plena puesta ” by jaguarnegro

“Open Wide ” by DanielNorwood

“Purple delight ” by EyeToEyeXperience

“Is this one for sale? ” by ericakinsella

“Blending in… ” by mufasa74

“blizzard ” by DanielCharlesImage

“Panda Bear ” by sandyseyecatcher

“Angus Bull ” by Soers

“Dreaming ” by juliet_lovephoto

“Rum ” by diegoantonelli

“The girl and Elephant ” by kenvinpinardy

“Gentoos in the snow ” by NInature

“Beluga ” by cmatwishynphotodotcom

“I’m a pretty flower ” by ElyseCarpenterPhotography

“_MG_9751 ” by nathanwillsphotography

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We Love Animals Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing animals in the We Love Animals Photo Contest with chances to win a Camera Bundle and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Elke Vogelsang for her collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Elke Vogelsang is a photographer and author specializing in dog portraiture. She has a passion for creating unique, individual, and expressive pictures that always capture the essence of the moment and her subject. Her images have been featured in publications across the globe. She lives in Germany with her husband and their three dogs.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Fairy Terns and a Fish! ” by LesImgrund

“This picture tells an exciting story in wonderful colours and a pleasing composition. It’s also sharp where it should be (might sound basic, but often enough pictures are rejected as they lack this basic requirement). The light is gorgeous, the exposure spot on, the depth of field beautiful. Congratulations.” – Elke Vogelsang

Congratulations Runner Up “Foraging headless – Lesser flamingo ” by Roy_

“This was an instant favourite of mine. I love the humour. Often enough you’ll find a picture that tells a great story or is funny but lacks the technical qualities. In this case, I think everything works really well. The colours are gorgeous, the composition good, the light is wonderful. Great picture. Congratulations.” – Elke Vogelsang

Congratulations Runner Up “Zander and the Polar Bear ” by stevehikida

“We’ve seen a ton of pictures of polar bears in zoos and some of us might even be slightly tired of them. This picture, though, is very well done. The scene is intriguing, the exposure spot on, the colours are gorgeous and that reflection of the child’s surprised face in the glass adds that little extra storyline. Wonderful picture. congratulations!” – Elke Vogelsang

Congratulations Amateur Winner “Shy Eyes” by christosmit

Congratulations People’s Choice “A portrait of a king ” by nyanamoli

“Red fox family !! ” by philippedebruyne

“Barbary Macaques ” by philipbebbington

“Bullish” by antoniozarli

“Death from Above” by HuyHo

“Peekaboo” by mgtoni

“Tiger ” by duanneanderson

“Red Fox in Puddle” by jessicakirste

“Selfie Master” by meganlorenz

“Chocolate!” by danielventer

“sparrowhawk1” by noelsouthcott

“Elephant in the Dust in Amboseli” by pattebrownell

“concentrate..concentrate…” by JDJohnson

“Great Grey Owl ” by fredlemire

“Sisters” by helgemjs

“Now that you wake me up is better for you to run” by albertoghizzipanizza

“Bear” by robertsijka

“Common Noddy, the angry bird of the Indian Ocean” by StephanieManuel

“A Full House” by terryc

“”Coopers Hawk”” by Iconoscope

“LOOK !” by Dragos_Pop

“We Must Protect” by lenscover

“Open Wide” by garybrennand

“Falcon” by BCF_Photography

“Chameleon” by amina

“Puffin-1” by malcolmlearman

 

“Hey Bulldog” by DaveRogers220380

“_DSC1278” by TheoShilton

“Take Off, Eh…” by DanielParent

“Secrets” by BIGDOGPHOTOG

 

“Daisy ” by JakeOlsonStudios

“Flying in water ” by ErikB

 

“Jag ” by tylerfisher

“The Sign show ” by rodneyervin

“The Love of Gannets ” by NicoFroehberg

“DSC09344bw ” by alef0

“Osprey ” by rjb8267

“Two Little Brothers ” by corradomariani

“summer time vol. 2 ! ” by Marcin_Rutkowski

“Turn that corner ” by marrieladurandegui

“Cock A Doodle Doo ” by KyleBehrend

“Using Paw ” by ClaudioPiccoli

“Free Spirit ” by tonybruguiere

“Peak ” by galinasimphoto

“Posing for the picture ” by gugucuquinha

“B&W Bison 02 – ” by LCdutch

“Yearling Black Bear ” by blurrr001

“Let me see your wings ” by ruthjolly

“Wise One ” by amyholley

“lonely horse ” by BensPhotography

“_Z4T5568-Edit ” by B1RD

“True Grit ” by colinharley

“Rainy day ” by shikhei

“Capra Hispanica ” by GEFAELL

“Elephant-2 ” by PaulPersys

“Cougar Cresting the Ridge ” by anitae403

“Cold ” by hotpixel

“fallow deer ” by marcusfranklin

“By the jetty ” by hamidrad

“9N4A5305 ” by Anneliese-Photography

“Wild horse ” by vedranvidak_1401

“Co-Exist ” by FotoflyStudio

“Somewhere on the river ” by Photomarky

“The End ” by Viesinsh

“A Dazzling Implausibility ” by mpelli

“one eyed king ” by Abulman

“bird of grace ” by premio

“Attention ” by florajakab

“The chase ” by CarolPlummer

“We are one. ” by robertmatakovic

“20150830-Finland 02-2719 ” by milert

“The Stare Down ” by sabatesphoto

“puffin cuddle ” by chrispopsperry

“Asian leopard ” by spicspics

“close up ” by archivlad

“The Cat & The Bunny ” by chertel

“Cheetah and Cub ” by lonniewehunt

“close encounter ” by saboytjie

“Angry Liger Closeup Showing its Teeth ” by macropixel

“Tired Jaguar!! ” by tmc407

“Wildlife ” by volkerhandke

“The Lioness ” by K_Srinivas

“Explorer ” by DanielleLyneePhotography

“The wolf ” by Uni_so

“Curious Neighbour ” by Xsgraphicdesign

“Face off ” by Beyerphoto

“Surprise! (2) ” by lindagagnon

“blues ” by ClaireJean

“Rat ” by Nixx

“Deer ” by Mougaard

“Bonds ” by slowwalking

“moo ” by MariLaegreid

“A Coalition of Cheetahs ” by Mikeirelandphotography

“King Of The Jungle ” by circlepranch

“Fighting Hippos ” by koskarathanasis

“Sad Eyes ” by IanDMcGregor

“Let’s play together!! ” by ceciliazuccherato

“Hello!!!!! ” by charlotterhodes

“catch treat lab ” by thatblacklabby

“Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppies ” by tmh775

“Caterina Ballerina ” by PeterCannon

“Studious Creature ” by jennifersummer

“Who was knocking on my door ? ” by Cezary-Wyszynski

“Watch out !! ” by Bridgena_Barnard

“Light Ray ” by TanyaHouppermans

“Basset Hound pup ” by rpgdepictions

“Bonnet macaque’s hand ” by saravphotography

” ” by sarahking

 

“SNOW MONKEY ” by russellpearson

“”A Low Blow” ” by davidcschultz

“Love in Captivity ” by claudia_lothering_1704

“Rays on Giant ” by bmeiri

“Bob Kat ” by melissa3339

“GREETING ” by joannegraham

“Kitty ” by pattyschmitt

“siberian tiger at the tree ” by icefish

“I am gonna get you! (1) ” by SylwiaUrbaniak

“Turtle Hunt ” by Scubadaddy

“On the Road ” by suellenwinstead

“South Georgia Island ” by Forrest_Brown

“Bundle of Joy! ” by michelewingo

“Baby Blue ” by chrisknight

“Attack ” by thurstonphoto

“Close up of an African wild dog ” by Giulia_avanzi

“IMG_9952 ” by Noizephotoworks

“Devon ” by KarolGams

“_IGP7762bwrino ” by Serina

“All About The Eyes ” by Cobble-Art

“Great white shark ” by davidpstephens

“Cheetah Teeth ” by Mbeiter

“Fox cubs ” by lregoli

“Minor Mynas ” by brendanharvey

“Screech Owl ” by wadeaiken

“Hiding cat ” by Paolo-K5

“Gooood Moooorning Essaouira ” by aminefassi

“En plena puesta ” by jaguarnegro

“Open Wide ” by DanielNorwood

“Purple delight ” by EyeToEyeXperience

“Is this one for sale? ” by ericakinsella

“Blending in… ” by mufasa74

“blizzard ” by DanielCharlesImage

“Panda Bear ” by sandyseyecatcher

“Angus Bull ” by Soers

“Dreaming ” by juliet_lovephoto

“Rum ” by diegoantonelli

“The girl and Elephant ” by kenvinpinardy

“Gentoos in the snow ” by NInature

“Beluga ” by cmatwishynphotodotcom

“I’m a pretty flower ” by ElyseCarpenterPhotography

“_MG_9751 ” by nathanwillsphotography

28+ Totally Awesome Winter In The City Shots

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We Love Animals Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing animals in the We Love Animals Photo Contest with chances to win a Camera Bundle and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Elke Vogelsang for her collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Elke Vogelsang is a photographer and author specializing in dog portraiture. She has a passion for creating unique, individual, and expressive pictures that always capture the essence of the moment and her subject. Her images have been featured in publications across the globe. She lives in Germany with her husband and their three dogs.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Fairy Terns and a Fish! ” by LesImgrund

“This picture tells an exciting story in wonderful colours and a pleasing composition. It’s also sharp where it should be (might sound basic, but often enough pictures are rejected as they lack this basic requirement). The light is gorgeous, the exposure spot on, the depth of field beautiful. Congratulations.” – Elke Vogelsang

Congratulations Runner Up “Foraging headless – Lesser flamingo ” by Roy_

“This was an instant favourite of mine. I love the humour. Often enough you’ll find a picture that tells a great story or is funny but lacks the technical qualities. In this case, I think everything works really well. The colours are gorgeous, the composition good, the light is wonderful. Great picture. Congratulations.” – Elke Vogelsang

Congratulations Runner Up “Zander and the Polar Bear ” by stevehikida

“We’ve seen a ton of pictures of polar bears in zoos and some of us might even be slightly tired of them. This picture, though, is very well done. The scene is intriguing, the exposure spot on, the colours are gorgeous and that reflection of the child’s surprised face in the glass adds that little extra storyline. Wonderful picture. congratulations!” – Elke Vogelsang

Congratulations Amateur Winner “Shy Eyes” by christosmit

Congratulations People’s Choice “A portrait of a king ” by nyanamoli

“Red fox family !! ” by philippedebruyne

“Barbary Macaques ” by philipbebbington

“Bullish” by antoniozarli

“Death from Above” by HuyHo

“Peekaboo” by mgtoni

“Tiger ” by duanneanderson

“Red Fox in Puddle” by jessicakirste

“Selfie Master” by meganlorenz

“Chocolate!” by danielventer

“sparrowhawk1” by noelsouthcott

“Elephant in the Dust in Amboseli” by pattebrownell

“concentrate..concentrate…” by JDJohnson

“Great Grey Owl ” by fredlemire

“Sisters” by helgemjs

“Now that you wake me up is better for you to run” by albertoghizzipanizza

“Bear” by robertsijka

“Common Noddy, the angry bird of the Indian Ocean” by StephanieManuel

“A Full House” by terryc

“”Coopers Hawk”” by Iconoscope

“LOOK !” by Dragos_Pop

“We Must Protect” by lenscover

“Open Wide” by garybrennand

“Falcon” by BCF_Photography

“Chameleon” by amina

“Puffin-1” by malcolmlearman

 

“Hey Bulldog” by DaveRogers220380

“_DSC1278” by TheoShilton

“Take Off, Eh…” by DanielParent

“Secrets” by BIGDOGPHOTOG

 

“Daisy ” by JakeOlsonStudios

“Flying in water ” by ErikB

 

“Jag ” by tylerfisher

“The Sign show ” by rodneyervin

“The Love of Gannets ” by NicoFroehberg

“DSC09344bw ” by alef0

“Osprey ” by rjb8267

“Two Little Brothers ” by corradomariani

“summer time vol. 2 ! ” by Marcin_Rutkowski

“Turn that corner ” by marrieladurandegui

“Cock A Doodle Doo ” by KyleBehrend

“Using Paw ” by ClaudioPiccoli

“Free Spirit ” by tonybruguiere

“Peak ” by galinasimphoto

“Posing for the picture ” by gugucuquinha

“B&W Bison 02 – ” by LCdutch

“Yearling Black Bear ” by blurrr001

“Let me see your wings ” by ruthjolly

“Wise One ” by amyholley

“lonely horse ” by BensPhotography

“_Z4T5568-Edit ” by B1RD

“True Grit ” by colinharley

“Rainy day ” by shikhei

“Capra Hispanica ” by GEFAELL

“Elephant-2 ” by PaulPersys

“Cougar Cresting the Ridge ” by anitae403

“Cold ” by hotpixel

“fallow deer ” by marcusfranklin

“By the jetty ” by hamidrad

“9N4A5305 ” by Anneliese-Photography

“Wild horse ” by vedranvidak_1401

“Co-Exist ” by FotoflyStudio

“Somewhere on the river ” by Photomarky

“The End ” by Viesinsh

“A Dazzling Implausibility ” by mpelli

“one eyed king ” by Abulman

“bird of grace ” by premio

“Attention ” by florajakab

“The chase ” by CarolPlummer

“We are one. ” by robertmatakovic

“20150830-Finland 02-2719 ” by milert

“The Stare Down ” by sabatesphoto

“puffin cuddle ” by chrispopsperry

“Asian leopard ” by spicspics

“close up ” by archivlad

“The Cat & The Bunny ” by chertel

“Cheetah and Cub ” by lonniewehunt

“close encounter ” by saboytjie

“Angry Liger Closeup Showing its Teeth ” by macropixel

“Tired Jaguar!! ” by tmc407

“Wildlife ” by volkerhandke

“The Lioness ” by K_Srinivas

“Explorer ” by DanielleLyneePhotography

“The wolf ” by Uni_so

“Curious Neighbour ” by Xsgraphicdesign

“Face off ” by Beyerphoto

“Surprise! (2) ” by lindagagnon

“blues ” by ClaireJean

“Rat ” by Nixx

“Deer ” by Mougaard

“Bonds ” by slowwalking

“moo ” by MariLaegreid

“A Coalition of Cheetahs ” by Mikeirelandphotography

“King Of The Jungle ” by circlepranch

“Fighting Hippos ” by koskarathanasis

“Sad Eyes ” by IanDMcGregor

“Let’s play together!! ” by ceciliazuccherato

“Hello!!!!! ” by charlotterhodes

“catch treat lab ” by thatblacklabby

“Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppies ” by tmh775

“Caterina Ballerina ” by PeterCannon

“Studious Creature ” by jennifersummer

“Who was knocking on my door ? ” by Cezary-Wyszynski

“Watch out !! ” by Bridgena_Barnard

“Light Ray ” by TanyaHouppermans

“Basset Hound pup ” by rpgdepictions

“Bonnet macaque’s hand ” by saravphotography

” ” by sarahking

 

“SNOW MONKEY ” by russellpearson

“”A Low Blow” ” by davidcschultz

“Love in Captivity ” by claudia_lothering_1704

“Rays on Giant ” by bmeiri

“Bob Kat ” by melissa3339

“GREETING ” by joannegraham

“Kitty ” by pattyschmitt

“siberian tiger at the tree ” by icefish

“I am gonna get you! (1) ” by SylwiaUrbaniak

“Turtle Hunt ” by Scubadaddy

“On the Road ” by suellenwinstead

“South Georgia Island ” by Forrest_Brown

“Bundle of Joy! ” by michelewingo

“Baby Blue ” by chrisknight

“Attack ” by thurstonphoto

“Close up of an African wild dog ” by Giulia_avanzi

“IMG_9952 ” by Noizephotoworks

“Devon ” by KarolGams

“_IGP7762bwrino ” by Serina

“All About The Eyes ” by Cobble-Art

“Great white shark ” by davidpstephens

“Cheetah Teeth ” by Mbeiter

“Fox cubs ” by lregoli

“Minor Mynas ” by brendanharvey

“Screech Owl ” by wadeaiken

“Hiding cat ” by Paolo-K5

“Gooood Moooorning Essaouira ” by aminefassi

“En plena puesta ” by jaguarnegro

“Open Wide ” by DanielNorwood

“Purple delight ” by EyeToEyeXperience

“Is this one for sale? ” by ericakinsella

“Blending in… ” by mufasa74

“blizzard ” by DanielCharlesImage

“Panda Bear ” by sandyseyecatcher

“Angus Bull ” by Soers

“Dreaming ” by juliet_lovephoto

“Rum ” by diegoantonelli

“The girl and Elephant ” by kenvinpinardy

“Gentoos in the snow ” by NInature

“Beluga ” by cmatwishynphotodotcom

“I’m a pretty flower ” by ElyseCarpenterPhotography

“_MG_9751 ” by nathanwillsphotography

28+ Totally Awesome Winter In The City Shots

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We Love Animals Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing animals in the We Love Animals Photo Contest with chances to win a Camera Bundle and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Elke Vogelsang for her collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Elke Vogelsang is a photographer and author specializing in dog portraiture. She has a passion for creating unique, individual, and expressive pictures that always capture the essence of the moment and her subject. Her images have been featured in publications across the globe. She lives in Germany with her husband and their three dogs.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Fairy Terns and a Fish! ” by LesImgrund

“This picture tells an exciting story in wonderful colours and a pleasing composition. It’s also sharp where it should be (might sound basic, but often enough pictures are rejected as they lack this basic requirement). The light is gorgeous, the exposure spot on, the depth of field beautiful. Congratulations.” – Elke Vogelsang

Congratulations Runner Up “Foraging headless – Lesser flamingo ” by Roy_

“This was an instant favourite of mine. I love the humour. Often enough you’ll find a picture that tells a great story or is funny but lacks the technical qualities. In this case, I think everything works really well. The colours are gorgeous, the composition good, the light is wonderful. Great picture. Congratulations.” – Elke Vogelsang

Congratulations Runner Up “Zander and the Polar Bear ” by stevehikida

“We’ve seen a ton of pictures of polar bears in zoos and some of us might even be slightly tired of them. This picture, though, is very well done. The scene is intriguing, the exposure spot on, the colours are gorgeous and that reflection of the child’s surprised face in the glass adds that little extra storyline. Wonderful picture. congratulations!” – Elke Vogelsang

Congratulations Amateur Winner “Shy Eyes” by christosmit

Congratulations People’s Choice “A portrait of a king ” by nyanamoli

“Red fox family !! ” by philippedebruyne

“Barbary Macaques ” by philipbebbington

“Bullish” by antoniozarli

“Death from Above” by HuyHo

“Peekaboo” by mgtoni

“Tiger ” by duanneanderson

“Red Fox in Puddle” by jessicakirste

“Selfie Master” by meganlorenz

“Chocolate!” by danielventer

“sparrowhawk1” by noelsouthcott

“Elephant in the Dust in Amboseli” by pattebrownell

“concentrate..concentrate…” by JDJohnson

“Great Grey Owl ” by fredlemire

“Sisters” by helgemjs

“Now that you wake me up is better for you to run” by albertoghizzipanizza

“Bear” by robertsijka

“Common Noddy, the angry bird of the Indian Ocean” by StephanieManuel

“A Full House” by terryc

“”Coopers Hawk”” by Iconoscope

“LOOK !” by Dragos_Pop

“We Must Protect” by lenscover

“Open Wide” by garybrennand

“Falcon” by BCF_Photography

“Chameleon” by amina

“Puffin-1” by malcolmlearman

 

“Hey Bulldog” by DaveRogers220380

“_DSC1278” by TheoShilton

“Take Off, Eh…” by DanielParent

“Secrets” by BIGDOGPHOTOG

 

“Daisy ” by JakeOlsonStudios

“Flying in water ” by ErikB

 

“Jag ” by tylerfisher

“The Sign show ” by rodneyervin

“The Love of Gannets ” by NicoFroehberg

“DSC09344bw ” by alef0

“Osprey ” by rjb8267

“Two Little Brothers ” by corradomariani

“summer time vol. 2 ! ” by Marcin_Rutkowski

“Turn that corner ” by marrieladurandegui

“Cock A Doodle Doo ” by KyleBehrend

“Using Paw ” by ClaudioPiccoli

“Free Spirit ” by tonybruguiere

“Peak ” by galinasimphoto

“Posing for the picture ” by gugucuquinha

“B&W Bison 02 – ” by LCdutch

“Yearling Black Bear ” by blurrr001

“Let me see your wings ” by ruthjolly

“Wise One ” by amyholley

“lonely horse ” by BensPhotography

“_Z4T5568-Edit ” by B1RD

“True Grit ” by colinharley

“Rainy day ” by shikhei

“Capra Hispanica ” by GEFAELL

“Elephant-2 ” by PaulPersys

“Cougar Cresting the Ridge ” by anitae403

“Cold ” by hotpixel

“fallow deer ” by marcusfranklin

“By the jetty ” by hamidrad

“9N4A5305 ” by Anneliese-Photography

“Wild horse ” by vedranvidak_1401

“Co-Exist ” by FotoflyStudio

“Somewhere on the river ” by Photomarky

“The End ” by Viesinsh

“A Dazzling Implausibility ” by mpelli

“one eyed king ” by Abulman

“bird of grace ” by premio

“Attention ” by florajakab

“The chase ” by CarolPlummer

“We are one. ” by robertmatakovic

“20150830-Finland 02-2719 ” by milert

“The Stare Down ” by sabatesphoto

“puffin cuddle ” by chrispopsperry

“Asian leopard ” by spicspics

“close up ” by archivlad

“The Cat & The Bunny ” by chertel

“Cheetah and Cub ” by lonniewehunt

“close encounter ” by saboytjie

“Angry Liger Closeup Showing its Teeth ” by macropixel

“Tired Jaguar!! ” by tmc407

“Wildlife ” by volkerhandke

“The Lioness ” by K_Srinivas

“Explorer ” by DanielleLyneePhotography

“The wolf ” by Uni_so

“Curious Neighbour ” by Xsgraphicdesign

“Face off ” by Beyerphoto

“Surprise! (2) ” by lindagagnon

“blues ” by ClaireJean

“Rat ” by Nixx

“Deer ” by Mougaard

“Bonds ” by slowwalking

“moo ” by MariLaegreid

“A Coalition of Cheetahs ” by Mikeirelandphotography

“King Of The Jungle ” by circlepranch

“Fighting Hippos ” by koskarathanasis

“Sad Eyes ” by IanDMcGregor

“Let’s play together!! ” by ceciliazuccherato

“Hello!!!!! ” by charlotterhodes

“catch treat lab ” by thatblacklabby

“Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppies ” by tmh775

“Caterina Ballerina ” by PeterCannon

“Studious Creature ” by jennifersummer

“Who was knocking on my door ? ” by Cezary-Wyszynski

“Watch out !! ” by Bridgena_Barnard

“Light Ray ” by TanyaHouppermans

“Basset Hound pup ” by rpgdepictions

“Bonnet macaque’s hand ” by saravphotography

” ” by sarahking

 

“SNOW MONKEY ” by russellpearson

“”A Low Blow” ” by davidcschultz

“Love in Captivity ” by claudia_lothering_1704

“Rays on Giant ” by bmeiri

“Bob Kat ” by melissa3339

“GREETING ” by joannegraham

“Kitty ” by pattyschmitt

“siberian tiger at the tree ” by icefish

“I am gonna get you! (1) ” by SylwiaUrbaniak

“Turtle Hunt ” by Scubadaddy

“On the Road ” by suellenwinstead

“South Georgia Island ” by Forrest_Brown

“Bundle of Joy! ” by michelewingo

“Baby Blue ” by chrisknight

“Attack ” by thurstonphoto

“Close up of an African wild dog ” by Giulia_avanzi

“IMG_9952 ” by Noizephotoworks

“Devon ” by KarolGams

“_IGP7762bwrino ” by Serina

“All About The Eyes ” by Cobble-Art

“Great white shark ” by davidpstephens

“Cheetah Teeth ” by Mbeiter

“Fox cubs ” by lregoli

“Minor Mynas ” by brendanharvey

“Screech Owl ” by wadeaiken

“Hiding cat ” by Paolo-K5

“Gooood Moooorning Essaouira ” by aminefassi

“En plena puesta ” by jaguarnegro

“Open Wide ” by DanielNorwood

“Purple delight ” by EyeToEyeXperience

“Is this one for sale? ” by ericakinsella

“Blending in… ” by mufasa74

“blizzard ” by DanielCharlesImage

“Panda Bear ” by sandyseyecatcher

“Angus Bull ” by Soers

“Dreaming ” by juliet_lovephoto

“Rum ” by diegoantonelli

“The girl and Elephant ” by kenvinpinardy

“Gentoos in the snow ” by NInature

“Beluga ” by cmatwishynphotodotcom

“I’m a pretty flower ” by ElyseCarpenterPhotography

“_MG_9751 ” by nathanwillsphotography

28+ Totally Awesome Winter In The City Shots

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We Love Animals Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing animals in the We Love Animals Photo Contest with chances to win a Camera Bundle and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Elke Vogelsang for her collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Elke Vogelsang is a photographer and author specializing in dog portraiture. She has a passion for creating unique, individual, and expressive pictures that always capture the essence of the moment and her subject. Her images have been featured in publications across the globe. She lives in Germany with her husband and their three dogs.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Fairy Terns and a Fish! ” by LesImgrund

“This picture tells an exciting story in wonderful colours and a pleasing composition. It’s also sharp where it should be (might sound basic, but often enough pictures are rejected as they lack this basic requirement). The light is gorgeous, the exposure spot on, the depth of field beautiful. Congratulations.” – Elke Vogelsang

Congratulations Runner Up “Foraging headless – Lesser flamingo ” by Roy_

“This was an instant favourite of mine. I love the humour. Often enough you’ll find a picture that tells a great story or is funny but lacks the technical qualities. In this case, I think everything works really well. The colours are gorgeous, the composition good, the light is wonderful. Great picture. Congratulations.” – Elke Vogelsang

Congratulations Runner Up “Zander and the Polar Bear ” by stevehikida

“We’ve seen a ton of pictures of polar bears in zoos and some of us might even be slightly tired of them. This picture, though, is very well done. The scene is intriguing, the exposure spot on, the colours are gorgeous and that reflection of the child’s surprised face in the glass adds that little extra storyline. Wonderful picture. congratulations!” – Elke Vogelsang

Congratulations Amateur Winner “Shy Eyes” by christosmit

Congratulations People’s Choice “A portrait of a king ” by nyanamoli

“Red fox family !! ” by philippedebruyne

“Barbary Macaques ” by philipbebbington

“Bullish” by antoniozarli

“Death from Above” by HuyHo

“Peekaboo” by mgtoni

“Tiger ” by duanneanderson

“Red Fox in Puddle” by jessicakirste

“Selfie Master” by meganlorenz

“Chocolate!” by danielventer

“sparrowhawk1” by noelsouthcott

“Elephant in the Dust in Amboseli” by pattebrownell

“concentrate..concentrate…” by JDJohnson

“Great Grey Owl ” by fredlemire

“Sisters” by helgemjs

“Now that you wake me up is better for you to run” by albertoghizzipanizza

“Bear” by robertsijka

“Common Noddy, the angry bird of the Indian Ocean” by StephanieManuel

“A Full House” by terryc

“”Coopers Hawk”” by Iconoscope

“LOOK !” by Dragos_Pop

“We Must Protect” by lenscover

“Open Wide” by garybrennand

“Falcon” by BCF_Photography

“Chameleon” by amina

“Puffin-1” by malcolmlearman

 

“Hey Bulldog” by DaveRogers220380

“_DSC1278” by TheoShilton

“Take Off, Eh…” by DanielParent

“Secrets” by BIGDOGPHOTOG

 

“Daisy ” by JakeOlsonStudios

“Flying in water ” by ErikB

 

“Jag ” by tylerfisher

“The Sign show ” by rodneyervin

“The Love of Gannets ” by NicoFroehberg

“DSC09344bw ” by alef0

“Osprey ” by rjb8267

“Two Little Brothers ” by corradomariani

“summer time vol. 2 ! ” by Marcin_Rutkowski

“Turn that corner ” by marrieladurandegui

“Cock A Doodle Doo ” by KyleBehrend

“Using Paw ” by ClaudioPiccoli

“Free Spirit ” by tonybruguiere

“Peak ” by galinasimphoto

“Posing for the picture ” by gugucuquinha

“B&W Bison 02 – ” by LCdutch

“Yearling Black Bear ” by blurrr001

“Let me see your wings ” by ruthjolly

“Wise One ” by amyholley

“lonely horse ” by BensPhotography

“_Z4T5568-Edit ” by B1RD

“True Grit ” by colinharley

“Rainy day ” by shikhei

“Capra Hispanica ” by GEFAELL

“Elephant-2 ” by PaulPersys

“Cougar Cresting the Ridge ” by anitae403

“Cold ” by hotpixel

“fallow deer ” by marcusfranklin

“By the jetty ” by hamidrad

“9N4A5305 ” by Anneliese-Photography

“Wild horse ” by vedranvidak_1401

“Co-Exist ” by FotoflyStudio

“Somewhere on the river ” by Photomarky

“The End ” by Viesinsh

“A Dazzling Implausibility ” by mpelli

“one eyed king ” by Abulman

“bird of grace ” by premio

“Attention ” by florajakab

“The chase ” by CarolPlummer

“We are one. ” by robertmatakovic

“20150830-Finland 02-2719 ” by milert

“The Stare Down ” by sabatesphoto

“puffin cuddle ” by chrispopsperry

“Asian leopard ” by spicspics

“close up ” by archivlad

“The Cat & The Bunny ” by chertel

“Cheetah and Cub ” by lonniewehunt

“close encounter ” by saboytjie

“Angry Liger Closeup Showing its Teeth ” by macropixel

“Tired Jaguar!! ” by tmc407

“Wildlife ” by volkerhandke

“The Lioness ” by K_Srinivas

“Explorer ” by DanielleLyneePhotography

“The wolf ” by Uni_so

“Curious Neighbour ” by Xsgraphicdesign

“Face off ” by Beyerphoto

“Surprise! (2) ” by lindagagnon

“blues ” by ClaireJean

“Rat ” by Nixx

“Deer ” by Mougaard

“Bonds ” by slowwalking

“moo ” by MariLaegreid

“A Coalition of Cheetahs ” by Mikeirelandphotography

“King Of The Jungle ” by circlepranch

“Fighting Hippos ” by koskarathanasis

“Sad Eyes ” by IanDMcGregor

“Let’s play together!! ” by ceciliazuccherato

“Hello!!!!! ” by charlotterhodes

“catch treat lab ” by thatblacklabby

“Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppies ” by tmh775

“Caterina Ballerina ” by PeterCannon

“Studious Creature ” by jennifersummer

“Who was knocking on my door ? ” by Cezary-Wyszynski

“Watch out !! ” by Bridgena_Barnard

“Light Ray ” by TanyaHouppermans

“Basset Hound pup ” by rpgdepictions

“Bonnet macaque’s hand ” by saravphotography

” ” by sarahking

 

“SNOW MONKEY ” by russellpearson

“”A Low Blow” ” by davidcschultz

“Love in Captivity ” by claudia_lothering_1704

“Rays on Giant ” by bmeiri

“Bob Kat ” by melissa3339

“GREETING ” by joannegraham

“Kitty ” by pattyschmitt

“siberian tiger at the tree ” by icefish

“I am gonna get you! (1) ” by SylwiaUrbaniak

“Turtle Hunt ” by Scubadaddy

“On the Road ” by suellenwinstead

“South Georgia Island ” by Forrest_Brown

“Bundle of Joy! ” by michelewingo

“Baby Blue ” by chrisknight

“Attack ” by thurstonphoto

“Close up of an African wild dog ” by Giulia_avanzi

“IMG_9952 ” by Noizephotoworks

“Devon ” by KarolGams

“_IGP7762bwrino ” by Serina

“All About The Eyes ” by Cobble-Art

“Great white shark ” by davidpstephens

“Cheetah Teeth ” by Mbeiter

“Fox cubs ” by lregoli

“Minor Mynas ” by brendanharvey

“Screech Owl ” by wadeaiken

“Hiding cat ” by Paolo-K5

“Gooood Moooorning Essaouira ” by aminefassi

“En plena puesta ” by jaguarnegro

“Open Wide ” by DanielNorwood

“Purple delight ” by EyeToEyeXperience

“Is this one for sale? ” by ericakinsella

“Blending in… ” by mufasa74

“blizzard ” by DanielCharlesImage

“Panda Bear ” by sandyseyecatcher

“Angus Bull ” by Soers

“Dreaming ” by juliet_lovephoto

“Rum ” by diegoantonelli

“The girl and Elephant ” by kenvinpinardy

“Gentoos in the snow ” by NInature

“Beluga ” by cmatwishynphotodotcom

“I’m a pretty flower ” by ElyseCarpenterPhotography

“_MG_9751 ” by nathanwillsphotography

14 Portraits Everybody Should See

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We Love Animals Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing animals in the We Love Animals Photo Contest with chances to win a Camera Bundle and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Elke Vogelsang for her collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Elke Vogelsang is a photographer and author specializing in dog portraiture. She has a passion for creating unique, individual, and expressive pictures that always capture the essence of the moment and her subject. Her images have been featured in publications across the globe. She lives in Germany with her husband and their three dogs.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Fairy Terns and a Fish! ” by LesImgrund

“This picture tells an exciting story in wonderful colours and a pleasing composition. It’s also sharp where it should be (might sound basic, but often enough pictures are rejected as they lack this basic requirement). The light is gorgeous, the exposure spot on, the depth of field beautiful. Congratulations.” – Elke Vogelsang

Congratulations Runner Up “Foraging headless – Lesser flamingo ” by Roy_

“This was an instant favourite of mine. I love the humour. Often enough you’ll find a picture that tells a great story or is funny but lacks the technical qualities. In this case, I think everything works really well. The colours are gorgeous, the composition good, the light is wonderful. Great picture. Congratulations.” – Elke Vogelsang

Congratulations Runner Up “Zander and the Polar Bear ” by stevehikida

“We’ve seen a ton of pictures of polar bears in zoos and some of us might even be slightly tired of them. This picture, though, is very well done. The scene is intriguing, the exposure spot on, the colours are gorgeous and that reflection of the child’s surprised face in the glass adds that little extra storyline. Wonderful picture. congratulations!” – Elke Vogelsang

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Donald Trump Jr. shoots dogs — prairie dogs.

He’s going to Montana to help Greg Gianforte with his campaign for the U.S. House seat vacated by Ryan Zinke (the new Secretary of the Interior). Gianforte is reveling in the the occasion:

“As good Montanans, we want to show good hospitality to people. What can be more fun than to spend an afternoon shooting the little rodents?”

That’s quoted at Yahoo News, where the headline says there’s “backlash.” Backlash at taking out plague-ridden vermin? Who is backlashing?

[P]rairie dogs are also listed as a species of concern by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks because their numbers have declined and because of threats like disease.

They carry disease. The disease is bubonic plague! Isn’t this a concern that supports culling them?

More than 100 other animals depend on the prairie dog as food or move into the burrows they dig, said Lindsey Sterling Krank, the organization’s director for its Prairie Dog Coalition. Now is the time year when prairie dogs are still nursing their new offspring, meaning hunters who shoot lactating females are condemning the pups to starvation, Sterling Krank said.

“I would love to take Donald Trump Jr. out with a spotting scope and shoot the prairie dog with our cameras,” Sterling Krank said. “Shooting a prairie dog colony is not a good conservation message.”

Gianforte, whose campaign has focused on gun rights, dismissed the organization’s concerns. “Clearly they’ve never shot a prairie dog,” he said. “They don’t know how much fun it is.”

The lines are drawn. Montanans will vote and get the Congressperson they want. I’ll just say I love the name Lindsey Sterling Krank. Oh! I see I’ve said that before

… the director of the Prairie Dog Coalition, an “environmental scientist,” with the sublimely perfect name Lindsey Sterling Krank….

That was back in 2015, in the context of Boulder, Colorado’s Naropa University, which had a big prairie dog colony on land where it wanted to put up some new buildings.

“All of sudden it was, ‘The Buddhists want to kill the prairie dogs,’ but we had no intention of killing them,” said [Naropa spokesman Bill] Rigler, who isn’t a Buddhist. “The very act of applying for a [lethal control] permit triggers an open comment period, which gives everyone the opportunity to say, ‘I have a site for relocation,’ or put forward other ideas.”

I wonder how that dispute worked out? Did the Buddhists give in to the dogs?

IP Roundtable (EP-221)

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.

Topic 1: Jeff’s idea but Jim covers it? – Sony a9:

  • 24.2 megapixel full-frame stacked CMOS sensor
  • 20fps shooting with AF/AE doing 60 calculations per second (achieves this by significantly faster sensor reading, something Canon is supposedly researching to read the full sensor all at once)
  • No blackout-free viewfinder (Jeff saw a super impressive video showing this)
  • 693 point wide-area phase detection autofocus
  • 5 axis image stabilization for 5 stops (this has been in Sony cameras for a while)
  • Sony E mount, can use A mount with an adapter and get 10fps with AF/AE
  • Mechanical Shutter: ISO 100-51,200
  • Electronic Shutter can go as high as 1/32,000
  • Battery Life: Approx. 480 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 650 shots
  • Video: 3840 x 2160 4K output
  • New menu interface!
  • Tony Northrup hands-on today tweeted:
    • Shoots 100+ shots before filling buffer, but a full buffer takes 2-3 mins to clear out and the camera video and menus stop working
    • 2 hours of shooting 4,500 shots and battery was only down to 66%
    • Drenched the camera and it was great
  • Price: $4,500
  • Also a new FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS Super Telephoto Zoom Lens – $2,500

Topic 2: Brent’s tips to going “deeper” with your photography. Either you’ve been someplace before and you want to look for something new. (restrict yourself to certain gear, time of day, other ideas the others have? Restrict to certain genre. If you’ve been there before, it may even been helpful to work on previsualizing new images, so you can hunt for unique images.)
Or, maybe it’s your first time there, how to go beyond the icons that everyone gets. (I’m an avid travel reader. I’m now reading an 1100 page book on the former Yugoslavia preparing for my trip in September. Provides historical perspective that you can’t get from a guidebook.)

Topic 3:  Jeff – Amazed at the improvement in focus after doing Autofocus Micro Adjustments (AFMA)!

  • Love my Tamron 24-70 lens but had very consistently seen soft focus at the shorter focal length and since there was a request for a Photo Taco episode
  • Did a lot of testing of different methods for AFMA, this is the subject of the Photo Taco episode coming out on 4/25 so won’t go into it here.
  • Canon 7D2 can do two AFMA per lens.  Started 70mm and it needed -3 out of -20.  Not too far off, it was hard to tell much of a difference going through the testing.  But then at 24mm needed +13 adjustment and the difference from the testing was VERY different.
  • Having watched Connor and Nick do videos on post-processing for their portrait work, the sharpness they had as they zoomed in around the eyes was so much more than I had really ever seen with my own portraits.  I had assumed it was just the difference between full frame and crop.
  • Did an engagement shoot recently and can’t believe the difference in sharp focus after successfully doing AFMA.  I finally have shots where the eyes are every bit in as sharp focus as anything else I have seen.
  • Listen to the Photo Taco episode if you want more information about AFMA.
  • Mirrorless cameras don’t need AFMA.  Not going to go into detail, but this is only something to watch out for with a DSLR.
  • If your camera doesn’t support AFMA then if you have purchased the lens fairly recently you may be able to get it done by the manufacturer by sending both the camera and the lens in.

Doodads of the Week!

 

  • Jeff:  MagMod Sphere.  Used it at the engagement photo shoot during sunset and just love the results.  Can see a couple of the shots if you find me on Instagram @harmonjeff. Totally worth the $90 MagMod basic kit and the $50 MagMod Sphere to get the kind of lighting with that sunset.  Put the flash on the end of a monopod.  Total of $140.

 

 

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