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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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Beauty Of Animal Photography Link

Cyrus Khamak6

bat7

Thijs Giesbers8

flamingo9

Douglas Roesch10

bat11

Sushyue Liao3712

bat13

Francesca Birini14

bat15

In Cherl Kim4416

bat17

Hernan Vargas18

bat19

Leon Baas20

21

E Dorj22

bat23

w e n d y

bat

AnyMotion24

bat25

Pepa Martín26

bat27

Khumakhod28

Terrie K29

bat30

Unknown31

monkey32

Land Nick33

bat34

Gordon Glen35

eagle36

Sushyue Liao3712

bat38

Andreas Saladin39

40

Nat Ge41

42
43

In Cherl Kim4416

owl45

BBMaui46

ape47

*christopher*48

eagle49

Marieke IJsendoorn-Kuijpers50

bat51

Maurizio Peddis52

bat53

Ken Bondy54

bat55

Nathan & Jenn Clark56

bat57

jaeWALK58

bat59

Robert Taylor60

61

Mariam Almazroui62

63

Hans Viveen64

65

Unknown66

bat67

Tim Flach68

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Guiri R. Reyes71

croc72

Last Click Link

Kjunstorm73

bat74

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

    3
  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.

    1
  6. 6

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

    1
  7. 7

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

    2
  8. 8

    Beautiful

    1
  9. 9

    WAAAAT! No guinea pigs? :o

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

    0
  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…..

    0
  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 :)

    1
  17. 17

    breathtaking work. each and every one.

    1
  18. 18

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

    1
  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.

    1
  20. 20

    Amazing!

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

    3
  21. 21

    Truly Awesome captures/pics

    2
  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

    Wooo! Amazing.

    I can’t believe how beautiful the Owls are!

    2
  25. 25

    Amazing!

    1
  26. 26

    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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  27. 27

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

    1
  28. 28

    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
  29. 29

    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
  30. 30

    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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