“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” – Marc Riboud
The world is full of beauty. Beauty that excites you, thrills you, and sends prominent frisson waves all through your body. And the greatest source of all this awe-inspiring pulchritude is nature itself. So if you’re one of those who have a penchant for exploring the woods but cannot do so due to the bureaucratic world’s constraints, purge your tension – Wildnest has the panacea: a meticulous list of the world’s top 10 wildlife photography blogs, for you to escape from a dreary office cubicle to a vivid, enthralling world.
1. Richard Peters
Richard Peters is one of the finest wildlife photographers that the United Kingdom has produced. He got hooked on to clicking pictures of nature as an amateur young adult, and has never looked back since. He works for the internet’s largest stock photography website, Alamy. Peters is also on the judging panel for some of the world’s most eminent photography competitions, such as BBC1’s Countryfile; a competition he has won himself in 2007.
As well as containing the beauty of pristine nature, Richard Peters’ blog also consists of hints and tips to take phenomenal photographs, updates on the best gear, and an online store to purchase his vibrant pictures.
You can check out Richard’s world here: http://www.richardpeters.co.uk/
2. Elliott Neep
Elliott Neep, apart from being a jolly old fellow, is a multi-award winning freelance photographer who works for Getty Images and the famous Frank Lane Picture Agency (FLPA). His several merits include being the winner of The Aperture Awards, The International Photographer of the Year, and the Windland Smith Rice International Awards.
Though Elliott is a native of Middlesex, England, he has traveled to iconic wildlife hotspots all across the world. He has a penchant for watching the wild beauty in its natural habitat, and wastes no time in capturing the same.
Visit Elliott’s blog here: www.neepimages.com
3. Peter Cairns
If you’re looking for unbelievable landscape photographs, Peter Cairns is your man. The Commended Asferico Photographer of the Year for 2013 has such a knack for taking beautiful pictures that you might consider leaving your home to live in the backwoods of Northern Europe.
Cairns has worked on a lot of projects, such as Highland Tiger and Wild Wonders of Europe. He is also the director of Scotland’s representative body on nature tourism, Wild Scotland. Although he is one of the best wildlife photographers around, his most important contribution to nature is perhaps his work for the International League of Conservation Photographers, an organization that aims to create environmental and cultural conservation through photography.
Check out Peter’s vivid pictures here: www.northshots.com
4. Mike Cavaroc
Mike Cavaroc takes photos that illuminate how exquisite the Earth is. The American photographer has traveled across the savannahs of Midwest America to the snow white hills of Canada, clicking away some of the finest pictures of Mother Nature.
His blog is the window to a beautiful world, free of apathetic human beings such as your boss and full of delightful animals in their natural habitat.
See more remarkable pictures at http://archive.freeroamingphotography.com/
5. Andy Rouse
Andy Rouse is one of the most influential wildlife photographers in the world. He is well renowned for his ability to capture images from the lives of wild animals and birds from an altogether different perspective; a trade mark stance that he refers to as being ‘up close and personal’ to the fauna.
Rouse has won many prestigious accolades for his fine photography, including the Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Species. He is also very active on the prudential front, working with organizations such as 2020Vision and Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust; lending a helping hand to many environment conservation projects worldwide.
See Andy’s work here: www.andyrouse.co.uk
6. Danny Green
Danny Green is a multi Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award winner based in Leicestershire, England. He is a person with a genuine curiosity and love for the natural world, from the tiniest insects to the greatest mammals. His pictures are frequently represented by famed agencies such as Naturepl and RSPB Images.
Green’s website contains some of the most spectacular wildlife photographs, along with information of the various tours and workshops he organizes.
You can check out all this atwww.dannygreenphotography.com
7. John E. Marriott
John E. Marriott is probably the best shutterbug around who has never really received any formal photographic training. The Canadian wildlife photographer has learned everything on his own by the hackneyed yet efficacious trial and error method. His pictures of the Canadian Rockies, the windswept highlands of Ireland and the Yellowstone backwoods can make even a homeless man feel like a millionaire.
Marriott’s images have been published in magazines such as Reader’s Digest, Photolife and National Geographic Adventure. He is also a contributing editor for the Outdoor Photography Canada magazine.
You can visit Marriott’s blog, Tall Tales Long Lenses, here: www.wildernessprints.com
8. Moose Peterson
Moose Peterson’s life goal is to educate the general public about wildlife through his pictures of nature. For the past thirty years, he and his wife Sharon have labored to photograph the life history of the endangered flora and fauna. He has received the John Muir Conservation Award for his efforts to increase environmental awareness, among many other accolades.
Moose is the author of over twenty books, his most reputed work being Captured. His images have been published in 143 various esteemed magazines, and he has the honor of being a Nikon Legend Behind The Lens.
You can visit his website here: www.moosepeterson.com
9. Christopher Dodds
Christopher Dodds is a freelance nature photographer based in Montreal, Canada. He also manages wildlife workshops and safaris, and is a reputed photography educator as well. He is an inaugural member of the Canon Northern Explorer of Light and the X-Rite Coloratti initiatives.
Dodds’ photographs have been published in many newspapers and magazines all over the world. In his words, his pictures ‘try to capture an unobtrusive, close and intimate view into the subject’s life’.
Check out his famous blog here: www.naturephotographyblog.com
10. Craig Jones
Craig Jones uses photography as a medium to capture the beautiful things he sees in the wild. He has an aim of creating a unique and artistic reflection of the natural elegance, and conveying to everyone something that can never be described in words.
Craig is an active contributor to the photography site ARKive, and also helps to raise funds for the 21stCentury Tiger foundation. He is dedicated to promoting wildlife conservation through his images.
View Craig’s blog here: www.craigjoneswildlifephotography.co.uk
Have we missed out on your favorite wildlife photography blog? Let us know! Mention the name of the photographer or his/her blog in the comments and we’ll be sure to check it out.