35 Beautiful Examples Of Animals Photography

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Animal photography is probably one of the most dangerous types of photography. The outcome totally depends on the skills of photographer and the time when the shot is taken. A photographer who uses good exposure, color and blur settings along with appropriate shutter speed and focusing techniques can produce stunning photographs.

Animal photographers have to be prepared and be ready for the unknown. They need to study action and language of animals to know every move. Many animal photographers use camouflage to hide themselves and to give photographs a natural and “natural” look. When shooting in wildness, photographers usually shoot with long telephoto lenses from a distance.

Below we feature 35 beautiful examples of animal photography, photos of wild, tamed and other animals. All photographs are linked and lead to the source – the respective photographers. Do not forget to explore further works of these talented photographers. Please notice that the collection presented below is supposed to only give you some inspiration, it can and should be extended; please feel free to suggest links to further resources in the comments to this posts.

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Cyrus Khamak6

bat7

Thijs Giesbers8

flamingo9

Douglas Roesch10

bat11

Sushyue Liao4012

bat13

Francesca Birini14

bat15

In Cherl Kim4716

bat17

Hernan Vargas18

bat19

Leon Baas20

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E Dorj22

bat23

w e n d y24

bat25

AnyMotion26

bat27

Pepa Martín28

bat29

Khumakhod30

31

Terrie K32

bat33

Unknown34

monkey35

Land Nick36

bat37

Gordon Glen38

eagle39

Sushyue Liao4012

bat41

Andreas Saladin42

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Nat Ge44

45

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In Cherl Kim4716

owl48

BBMaui49

ape50

*christopher*51

eagle52

Marieke IJsendoorn-Kuijpers53

bat54

Maurizio Peddis55

bat56

Ken Bondy57

bat58

Nathan & Jenn Clark59

bat60

jaeWALK61

bat62

Robert Taylor63

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Mariam Almazroui65

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Hans Viveen67

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Unknown69

bat70

Tim Flach71

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Guiri R. Reyes74

croc75

Last Click Link

Kjunstorm76

bat77

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  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/30/50-beautiful-examples-of-reflections-photography/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/09/60-beautiful-examples-of-night-photography-2/
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/19/25-beautiful-examples-of-underwater-photography/
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/09/21/25-beautiful-macro-photography-shots-photos/
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/09/07/35-brilliant-examples-of-rain-photography/
  6. 6 http://www.flickr.com/people/cyrus_khamak/
  7. 7 http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyrus_khamak/1658828009/
  8. 8 http://www.flickr.com/people/sonor/
  9. 9 http://www.flickr.com/photos/65555869@N00/496367635/
  10. 10 http://www.flickr.com/people/deroesch/
  11. 11 http://www.flickr.com/photos/deroesch/15085782/
  12. 12 http://www.flickr.com/people/25308100@N04/
  13. 13 http://www.flickr.com/photos/25308100@N04/3272112620/
  14. 14 http://www.flickr.com/people/firenzesca/
  15. 15 http://www.flickr.com/photos/firenzesca/1798288253/
  16. 16 http://www.flickr.com/people/floridapfe/
  17. 17 http://www.flickr.com/photos/floridapfe/2779885640/
  18. 18 http://www.flickr.com/people/hvargas/
  19. 19 http://www.flickr.com/photos/hvargas/2833983938/
  20. 20 http://1x.com/member/9711/leon-baas/
  21. 21 http://1x.com/photos/screeners-choice/18321/
  22. 22 http://www.flickr.com/people/mongol/
  23. 23 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mongol/449866352/
  24. 24 http://www.flickr.com/people/wenflickr/
  25. 25 http://www.flickr.com/photos/wenflickr/289726174/
  26. 26 http://www.flickr.com/people/anymotion/
  27. 27 http://www.flickr.com/photos/anymotion/1805120107/
  28. 28 http://www.flickr.com/people/10649730@N05/
  29. 29 http://www.flickr.com/photos/10649730@N05/2681610177/
  30. 30 http://chumahod.photosight.ru/
  31. 31 http://www.photosight.ru/photos/2627861/
  32. 32 http://www.flickr.com/people/terriek/
  33. 33 http://www.flickr.com/photos/terriek/2143023332/
  34. 34 http://pixdaus.com/single.php?id=50478
  35. 35 http://pixdaus.com/single.php?id=50478
  36. 36 http://www.flickr.com/people/nick_land/
  37. 37 http://www.flickr.com/photos/nick_land/2633209293/
  38. 38 http://www.flickr.com/people/gordyglen/
  39. 39 http://www.flickr.com/photos/15826886@N08/2770531617/
  40. 40 http://www.flickr.com/people/25308100@N04/
  41. 41 http://www.flickr.com/photos/25308100@N04/3242680925/
  42. 42 http://1x.com/member/6343/andreas-saladin/
  43. 43 http://1x.com/photos/nature/14287/
  44. 44 http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photos/life-color-blue/blue-peacock-keiser.html
  45. 45 http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photos/life-color-blue/blue-peacock-keiser.html
  46. 46 http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photos/life-color-yellow/yellow-caterpillars-grall.html
  47. 47 http://www.flickr.com/people/floridapfe/
  48. 48 http://vi.sualize.us/view/soulflow/c3c639b1544a5fdc74bdd17f1e13b1c0/
  49. 49 http://www.flickr.com/people/bbmaui/
  50. 50 http://www.flickr.com/photos/51107197@N00/2378628526/
  51. 51 http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmichel67/84146617/
  52. 52 http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmichel67/84146617/
  53. 53 http://www.flickr.com/people/mape_s/
  54. 54 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mape_s/382057785/
  55. 55 http://www.flickr.com/people/peopea/
  56. 56 http://www.flickr.com/photos/peopea/1435951491/
  57. 57 http://www.flickr.com/people/kenbondy/
  58. 58 http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenbondy/2149526252/
  59. 59 http://www.flickr.com/people/wondermade/
  60. 60 http://www.flickr.com/photos/wondermade/2484175613/
  61. 61 http://www.flickr.com/people/jaewalk/
  62. 62 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaewalk/450830124/
  63. 63 http://1x.com/member/3004/robert-taylor/
  64. 64 http://1x.com/photos/nature/7143/
  65. 65 http://vi-ol-et.deviantart.com/
  66. 66 http://vi-ol-et.deviantart.com/art/who-is-hiding-87229347
  67. 67 http://www.flickr.com/photos/havik/
  68. 68 http://www.flickr.com/photos/havik/335562451/
  69. 69 http://pixdaus.com/single.php?id=42558
  70. 70 http://pixdaus.com/single.php?id=42558
  71. 71 http://www.timflach.com/
  72. 72 http://www.timflach.com/
  73. 73 http://www.timflach.com/
  74. 74 http://www.flickr.com/people/grrphoto/
  75. 75 http://www.flickr.com/photos/grrphoto/259816210/
  76. 76 http://www.flickr.com/people/kjunstorm/
  77. 77 http://www.flickr.com/photos/kjunstorm/2222367956/
  78. 78 http://my.mmoabc.com/article/Michael/2891/Animals-in-Love.html
  79. 79 http://www.flickr.com/groups/_wildlife__photography_/
  80. 80 http://www.flickr.com/groups/_n_w_outdoors/
  81. 81 http://www.flickr.com/groups/worldwildlife/
  82. 82 http://www.flickr.com/groups/iwc/
  83. 83 http://www.flickr.com/groups/cawildlife/
  84. 84 http://www.flickr.com/groups/wildlife/
  85. 85 http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photogalleries/animals
  86. 86 http://www.flickr.com/groups/photographersgonewild/
  87. 87 http://www.flickr.com/groups/naturesfinest/pool/
  88. 88 http://www.flickr.com/groups/naturephotographs/pool/
  89. 89 http://www.flickr.com/groups/spectacular_animals/pool/
  90. 90 http://www.flickr.com/groups/animal_kingdom/pool/

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Tim Mercer is a photography enthusiast, graphic designer, artist and blogger. His blog offers free resources for the digital artist and graphic designer, as well as tutorials, artist interviews, inspiration and more.

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  1. 1

    Very nice and inspiring images. I was recently at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition in London and I was able to see some absolutely stunning examples of wildlife photography. The only problem I often have with these kind of selections is that people usually go for the cute and cuddly side of things. My favourite wildlife images are the raw, wild ones that show an animal in it’s often unforgiving and brutal environment.

    My dad is a photographer and over the last couple of years has been getting heavily into the wildlife side of things. You can see some of his work (which includes landscape and portraits too) over at his website

    Overall though a very inspiring gallery. I particularly like the Eagle and the Bat.

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  2. 2

    I could NEVER take photos like this even with the right gear, so people who can, I admire you, but the picture of the dog as an example of ‘Beautiful’ photography. Not so sure on that one.

    Gotta love Reyes pic of the monkey. Great moment captured in b&w. No colour needed there to convey the beauty in that shot.

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  3. 3

    WHERE ARE THE SQUIRELLS??

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  4. 4

    Mark Aaron Murnahan

    February 15, 2009 9:01 pm

    This is amazing. Some of them are so perfect that they do not even look real. Truly stunning photography!

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  5. 5

    Beautiful, I recently bought a DSLR camera, and these have given me some great ideas.

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  6. 6

    Amazing. Would be great if the type of camera etc. could be displayed.
    Great collection again.

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  7. 7

    Great pics! Shooting animals never easy. And only photography! Never hunting…

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  8. 8

    Beautiful

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  9. 9

    WAAAAT! No guinea pigs? :o

    Those cute little buggers are so terribly underrepresented. ;_;

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  10. 10

    Wordpress designer

    February 16, 2009 2:55 am

    Great Collection, I really liked the Toucans eye photo.

    2
  11. 11

    Full of life.

    1
  12. 12

    Beautiful…

    1
  13. 13

    awesome collection…..

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  14. 14

    Yes more squirrels!

    1
  15. 15

    I especially liked the picture of the crane with sunset background. Beautiful!

    2
  16. 16

    Wawoo really great collection :)

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  17. 17

    breathtaking work. each and every one.

    1
  18. 18

    Great collection! Awesome captures.
    Nature has sooooooo many beautiful colors!!

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  19. 19

    i love animals – long live animals. nature truly is the base inspiration for the greatest in design. every image in this set is a GEM! Thank you.

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  20. 20

    Amazing!

    My favorit german photographer:
    http://www.april-design.de/
    I love her shots.

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  21. 21

    Truly Awesome captures/pics

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  22. 22

    The one marked as “unknown” is part of Tim Flach’s portfolio the photos below link to his website which include the picture,

    Great collection all round

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  23. 23

    This site is absolutely amazing.
    You are the best!!! I have been visiting this site regularly for about a year almost every day and I just can’t thank you enough for your help.

    Thank you very much!!!

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  24. 24

    Some really great photos there, especially of the lion, just love lions – I have always liked this one Link as well.

    My only query would be how much after processing was done for each photo. Having seen so many photos RAW to used it is quite amazing to see the difference from original to end product, seems there is no truth to any photos these days – but I guess that is why they call photography art :)

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  25. 25

    Wooo! Amazing.

    I can’t believe how beautiful the Owls are!

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  26. 26

    Amazing!

    1
  27. 27

    Animal photography is probably one of the most dangerous types of photography

    Really? Don’t you mean can be one of the most dangerous types of photography?

    Sorry for being a pedant – nice photos :)

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  28. 28

    wow.. thatz amazing… i love the lions pic
    good stuff, four thumbs for ya

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  29. 29

    This is a spectacular collection. I especially liked the bat and the eyes of an aligator. I admire people who not only venture into wild but also take wonderful pictures there. thanks :)

    1
  30. 30

    hmmm… I don’t think wildlife photography is dangerous ;-)

    I practise aerian photography with ultra light plane and this one is really dangerous ! Not photographying bears or roe deers…

    1
  31. 31

    These are very nice photos, but I would like to know which of them, if not all of them, are HDR. High Dynamic Range photos to a true nature photographer is cheating. A picture should tell a story, not lie. What the photographer saw is not what is represented.

    There is a difference between cleaning up a shot and using HDR to completely change the shot.
    All my photographs are true shots. Exposure, and noise reduction may be used, but no extreme photoshop tricks.

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  32. 32

    very nice, love the ladybird!

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  33. 33

    Are they real? no photoshop?

    1
  34. 34

    the racooon seems to simple – but i really like the elephants, you can tell they are using a lighting system.. my favorite has to be the crane in the sun- Camera settings have to be perfect and timing aswell- great shot!

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  35. 35

    Very good, I love the greyscale monkey on the black background…very creative.

    1
  36. 36

    #30 Dan said it right. None of those pictures are natural. They’ve all had Photoshop trickery done to them because the colors are not natural. I myself work in photography and photoshop, and can pick it out no matter how well it is hidden. A kid with a camera in his phone can take a picture like this, and use photoshop to add the colors and lighting in for the effect these have. Please stop encouraging these people for not really having any skill. It takes away from the people who do.

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  37. 37

    OMG. PON1ES !!

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  38. 38

    Thanks for including my photo in this list!

    To answer a few of the comments, I corrected the exposure and nothing more. I used a 50mm/1.8, was sitting about 2 feet from the bird and spent 20 minutes baiting him closer and closer.

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  39. 39

    beautiful photos. amazing.

    1
  40. 40

    I like especially the birds pictures. Very colorful.

    1
  41. 41

    thanks for great compilation

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  42. 42

    Went to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natual History Museum in London last week, below is one picture that i thought absolutely stunning.

    See Image

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  43. 43

    aaww. the pictures are so beautiful. thanks for sharing. :)

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  44. 44

    nice post

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  45. 45

    Thanks for Putting my Eagle shot in,Only photoshop used was to crop and slightly darken the bushes behind the bird,#36 Meilican i would love to see these shots your talking about kids/mobile phones i really dont think so!!!

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  46. 46

    Thank you for including my Merlin the Lion King picture. This was taken using available natural light in the afternoon behind a glass window at the Philadelphia zoo. It was cropped and sharpened; it’s not an HDR and no Photoshop ‘tricks’ were used. This lion truly is as proud as he looks here.

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  47. 48

    Awesome photographs.

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  48. 49

    super picture

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  49. 50

    I love animals. And I really like the pictures shown here. I spent a lot of my time taking pictures of my pug.

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  50. 51

    Amazing photographs. I want to know if they are edited after shot or not.

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