24 Outstanding Shots of Wildlife :: Digital Photo Secrets

24 Outstanding Shots of Wildlife

by David Peterson 6 comments

Wild animals are probably the most challenging living subjects to photograph. They are elusive, uncooperative and not very fond of humans--which means that capturing photos of them is an exercise in patience and skill. Finding wildlife is just the first step; if you want truly amazing images of those deer, foxes and coyotes you need to devote long periods of time and lots of frames to the endeavor. These are just a few examples of what kind of images you can get with enough patience and knowledge.


[ Top image Pride [Explored] by Flickr user ClaudioMac]

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 100
  • f/8.0
  • 1/3200 sec
  • 364 mm

Red Deer calling... by Flickr user Ray Wise

  • Olympus E-5
  • 100
  • f/4.0
  • 0.003 sec (1/400)
  • 300 mm

Ooo...Mommm....Don't Step On Me.... by Flickr user yanen31


I have been to MY promised land! by Flickr user ucumari


  • Nikon D3
  • 1600
  • f/2.8
  • 0.002 sec (1/500)
  • 400 mm

brr, it's winter! by Flickr user andrew evans.


The owl of the rising sun by Flickr user hvhe1



Mr. and Mrs. Lynx by Flickr user hvhe1


  • Nikon D3
  • 200
  • f/2.8
  • 0.005 sec (1/200)
  • 200 mm

once upon a time by Flickr user andrew evans.


    yellowstone buffalo & bison by Flickr user Dan Anderson.


    Lord of the Forest by Flickr user hvhe1



    Tawny Owl by Flickr user hvhe1


    • Nikon D90
    • 200
    • f/13.0
    • 0.003 sec (1/320)
    • 30 mm

    Marky's Flight by Flickr user Tomasito.!


    All rutted out by Flickr user hvhe1



    Dandy by Flickr user hvhe1



    Humpback Whale Breach 100 by Flickr user Cornforth Images


    • Nikon D90
    • 200
    • f/7.1
    • 0.005 sec (1/200)
    • 500 mm

    The Egret And The Sun by Flickr user Tomasito.!


    The Hawk!!! by Flickr user sirVictor59



    Stag fight by Flickr user hvhe1



    Bird on a wire by Flickr user hvhe1


    • Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
    • 1600
    • f/2.8
    • 0.005 sec (1/200)
    • 100 mm

    Frog the Model by Flickr user Spice ♥ Trying to Catch Up!

    • Canon EOS 30D
    • 200
    • f/3.2
    • 1/3200 sec
    • 160 mm

    Which way !! by Flickr user Ammar Alothman

    • Canon EOS 5D
    • 100
    • f/2.8
    • 0.002 sec (1/500)
    • 200 mm

    In A Custody Battle, Only The Gosling Loses by Flickr user Bill Adams


    Emperor by Flickr user Olduser



    Love x Love [baby monkeys] by Flickr user Kiyo Photography

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    David Peterson is the creator of Digital Photo Secrets, and the Photography Dash and loves teaching photography to fellow photographers all around the world. You can follow him on Twitter at @dphotosecrets or on Google+.