Can You Spot the Copperhead Snake?
I spy with my little eye: a copperhead snake that looks like a leaf that is dry.Frederick Wallace posted this picture on Facebook that looks like ground with a lot of dried leaves, fallen twigs, and a few sprigs of green plants. He captioned, "This is why you have to watch every step in the woods #Copperhead." In this picture, there is actually a camouflaged copperhead snake. The post earned about 18 thousand reactions, 10 thousand comments, and 55 thousand shares. Some people have noticed the snake while some have not. It is actually located at.......... just kidding! Go find it for yourself! Tip: Zoom in on the image when you finally give up.Image credit: Frederick Wallace#CopperheadSnake #Photography #Wildlife
This Gorgeous Sunset Photo with Three Ducks has a Hidden Animal
Rhys McKinnon was surprised to find out that this beautiful picture he took of three ducks backdropped by the sunset hid a pleasant surprise—a swan!
Winners of the 2021 World Nature Photography Awards
We live in a beautiful world full of wholesome moments. But this world also has its share of terrifying moments and pictures, which remind us that the world can be dark. This image of a leopard seal trying to eat a Gentoo penguin is a great example. Amos Nachoum took this photo on a remote island off the Antarctic Peninsula during the low tide in the area.Nachoum's image, titled "Facing Reality" won the grand prize of The 2021 World Nature Photography Awards. Also handed to him was the World Nature Photographer of the Year title. Nachoum wrote:For hours, I waited for the low tide to arrive along a shallow lagoon on a remote island off the Antarctic Peninsula. Like clockwork, the leopard seal arrived in the lagoon just before low tide. It put its head in the water and looked just like a rock sitting in the receding water. The young Gentoo penguins only dare to enter the water when it is shallow and when they got close enough to the seal, it turned its head at lightning speed, catching one of the penguins by its feet and taking it to deep water. Once the seal reached open water, I followed it and swam parallel to it, observing its actions. To my surprise, it let go of the penguin twice. Each time, the seal chased after the penguin again, as if it was enjoying the game. The terrified penguin tried to escape as the game continued. But soon, the end came.As I said before, we live in a beautiful world, as shown by the other pictures submitted in the competition, like this picture of macaques enjoying each other's warmth.Here are some of the pictures from the 2021 World Nature Photography Awards. You may also submit photos to the website for this year's competition.Image: Amos Nachoum#Nature #Photography #Animals #WorldNaturePhotographyAwards #penguin #GentooPenguin #seal
Winners of the 2021 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest
For the 10th year, Ocean Art Underwater Photography held a competition to identify the most distinctive images of underwater creatures. The goal was to raise awareness about the importance of marine animal conservation in the world.There were 81 photographers from all over the world competing in the competition. A prize of $35,000 was awarded at the end of the competition, thanks to the support of sponsors. The size of the award makes the Ocean Art prize one of the most valuable in the world.The prizes were granted based on the total points collected from all the winners' winning images. The winners were asked to select and rank their prize options. Luc Rooman won Best of Show, Eduardo Acevedo took first place in Story of the Shot for his Family, Nicolas Remy took second place for Against All Odds, Hannah Le Leu took third place for Against All Odds, Gabriel Guzman took fourth place for the Gang, and Magnus Lundgren took Honorable Mention for his Pinkies Rush Hour. Go to their page to see more of the greatest Ocean Art Underwater winners!Photo by: Luc Rooman
The World’s Oldest Photos of Pets
The photograph above was posted at reddit with the claim that it was from the 1880s, and is the oldest photograph of a cat. That doesn't seem right at all, since photography was born in 1839. Sure, in the 19th century, it was difficult to take pictures of animals because they wouldn't sit still for the longer exposures necessary at the time, but surely someone took images of cats before 1880. And they did.
How to Photograph a Black Cat or Dog
Animal welfare groups will tell you that black cats are always the last to be adopted. It's not because they are a symbol of bad luck, although that may have been a factor in the past. Those in the know will tell you that it's because of the photographs. Black fur often makes a photograph look like just a dark blob. Worst of all, the cat's sweet expression can't be seen in pictures. The same goes for all-black dogs. These pets (and potential pets) deserve to be seen in their best light. And that's meant literally, because good lighting is crucial for taking a picture of a black cat or dog. Natalia Martinez and her husband are professional pet photographers, and they have two black dogs and a black cat. She gives us some important tips for taking a portrait, or a cute Halloween photoshoot, of your black dog or cat and making them stand out as they should! -via Mental Floss#cat #blackcat #dog #blackdog #photography
Finalists of the 2021 Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards
Smiling, happy, playful pets can make our day beautiful. It's a joy to see pet owners post their pet's cute photos and videos on social media. These photos not only make us smile but also make us laugh. And we do need the medicine of laughter during these difficult times.Comedy Pet Photography Awards has announced its finalists for 2021. On their website, they revealed the top 40 images and three videos for this competition. Their gallery consists of boat driving dogs, a posing cat model, and a lot more. The organization will announce the winners on November 24.All the photos are adorable! The judges will have a hard time for sure.Image: Svetlana Pisareva/Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards#CutePets #Photography
Wildlife Photographer Spots Tiny Garden Frogs Using Flowers For An Umbrella
Indonesian wildlife photographer Ajar Setiadi has taken delight in observing the tiny frogs that live in his own garden. He has been documenting the interesting and fascinating moments that these intriguing little creatures provide. He’s grown fond of them and even considers them as his own pets. “For me, it’s a miracle that I can capture them,” says the photographer. “That’s an amazing moment, actually.”Setiadi has always known that these amphibians love his flowers and he even lets the little green creatures play around with them. But one rainy day, he noticed these frogs using them as umbrellas and he just had to take some shots. To his (and our) greater amusement, he even managed to capture two of them sharing a single flower as if they were a couple or a pair of buddies looking after each other. It was such a rare and precious moment among creatures that we have never thought of as social beings.Besides the frogs in his garden, Setiadi also likes to observe other creatures that live in his hometown of Bogor. See more of his close-up snapshots on his Instagram account right here.Images: Ajar Setiadi (@ajarsetiadi)#frogs #amphibians #photography #wildlife #flower #umbrella
Top 25 Animal Photos of CEWE Photo Awards 2021
With over 606,000 photos from 170 countries submitted, the CEWE Photo Award 2021 is the biggest photo competition in the world. This year's competition motto of "Our world is beautiful," is brought to life by the winning photos in 10 categories.We're mesmerized by the shortlisted photos in the Animal category (of course, this is Supa Fluffy after all).The category winner, a herd of elephant titled "Der Clan kuschelt" or "The clan cuddles" by German photographer Josef Schwarz is shown above. The photo shows a clan of elephant huddling together, with the smallest elephants protected in the middle of the group.Take a look below at the rest of the shortlisted photos in the Animal category of the CEWE Photo Award 2021.#CEWEPhotoAward2021 #photography #AnimalPhotography #elephant
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