As long time readers of the blog will know I love this exhibition. I haven’t seen these in person yet but I cannot wait! Here is what the Natural History Museum press release had to say about it this year…
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is produced by the Museum and is one of its most popular exhibitions. Last year, three million people across five continents saw the exhibition after it premiered in London. The exhibition celebrates 100 winning images, selected by a panel of international experts for their creativity, originality and technical excellence. Wildlife Photographer of the Year reveals the power of photography to capture the astonishing diversity of life and highlight our responsibility to protect it.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 52 was the most competitive to date, with 50,000 entries from 95 countries. It will tour across the UK and internationally to locations such as Spain, Canada and the USA.
There are plenty of amazing underwater images. As always the exhibition does an amazing job to raise critical public awareness for creatures who cannot speak for themselves. I suspect I shall be in tears again as I go around the exhibition, do you think thats why they have it so dark with lightboxes so you can have a secret teary-eyed moment? Don’t be ashamed, go, see, cry, show support.
Stuck in: Driving through Lamar Valley area of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA, we saw a female Red Fox hunting along the road. We stopped and watched her for awhile as she walked quietly across the snow, listening for prey deep underneath. Finally, she stopped parallel to our car and tilted her head, staring at the ground a few feet in front of her nose. I grabbed my lens and placed it on the beanbag. Then I increased my ISO to 1000 hoping that I had enough shutter speed in case she jumped (moused). I knew that with the Canon 7dMII that I would get a lot of frames per second, so I placed her low in the frame down on the right and waited. She jumped! I captured the whole series, and once she landed, I recomposed and took a couple of shots of her buried deep in the snow. She stayed like this for about 10 seconds and then lifted herself out with a disappointed look on her face. She missed. 😦 This is fullframe. (Post processing: minor exposure adjustment, selective desaturation of blues and selective saturation of orange because the light was so flat, midtones adjustment and minor sharpening of the fox)
Apologies for being away from the blog for so long. I was trying to get all of my studying done which was consuming all of my time! Now that’s finished I’m returning to well-loved projects (such as this blog) and my recently rediscovered love of drawing. I’m hoping to also get back to my giant photo archive so I hope to unearth some shots you’ll love. For now here are some Mantas I drew as part of #Inktober (on instagram this month, one drawing per day if you want to follow along or join in I’m @scuba_suzy).
Hi All, It’s been a while! Phew, just back from my first diving trip in over two years (since having my lovely daughter). I actually got back last week but the little one has not been well so we’ve been busy and sleep deprived.
Here’s a taster but I’m putting together a gallery page here. I’m experimenting with putting my pictures directly on my blog rather than pbase this time.
This weeks theme is Mountainous so here is a belated post with a photo from our trip to Machu Picchu. One day it’d be nice to go back with a decent camera to do it justice 😉 I’m gutted I missed posting on the week when the theme was Ocean! Doh.
See all the other photo Friday entries (and submit your own) for ‘Mountainous’ here.
Its been a while since I’ve posted. With my strict schedule of family time, Work time, and homework time its tricky to find the extra spare minutes to check my emails let alone squeeze out a blogpost. This weeks theme is dusk, a nice easy old one to ease me back into things. I’ll try to post more often.
See all the other photo Friday entries (and submit your own) for ‘Dusk’ here.
This weeks theme is Alone. I don’t often take wistful photographs so this was a tricky theme. I liked these two though, one of Kat the Mermaid in the Red Sea and one of a lone archer fish in the Mangroves of Raja Ampat (where I was along for a bit too until I got spooked and went to find the others, didn’t want to be croc bait lol).
See all the other photo Friday entries (and submit your own) for ‘alone’ here.