The Nurses And I | Benny Rebel

Born in Iran and living in Germany ever since, Benny is one of the most successful wildlife photographers of this century. Until now he has organized and carried out numerous film, photo, environmental protection, and adventure expeditions to several countries. He is famous for his extreme close-up portraits of dangerous wildlife of Africa by approaching within feet of the animals.

More than 20 years ago, I came in contact with several environment protection organizations and learned about the various abuses caused to wild animals by greedy people and companies. They ruthlessly destroyed nature and had already exterminated many species of animals, while others were on the brink of it.

When we started helping out endangered species, mainly elephants, whales and rhinoceroses, we had to take several extensive measures to protect them.

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The Nurses And I | Benny Rebel
more in Chiiz Magazine Volume 2

Welcome to the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards

Welcome to the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards. Competition entries open until 18 August 2017.

The RSPCA Young Photographer Awards is open to anyone aged 18 or younger. The aim of the competition is to encourage young people’s interest in photography and their appreciation and understanding of the animals around them.

Kyle Moore | Rainy Days
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Magnus McLeod | Unlucky perch
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Owen Gee | Draw the long straw
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Jake Kneale | Where now?
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Mairi Eyres | Ant on patrol
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RSPCA Young Photographer Awards
Competition entries open until 18 August 2017
more info at rspca

Protect | Preserve | Prevent

Giving a voice to those who can’t speak for themselves, Jasper Doest is on a mission to trigger our emotions.

“Without imagery I don’t think we’d be able to communicate some issues”

“A portrait of a beautiful animal like these grey seals helps people fall in love, and once you love something, you’re willing to fight for it.”

Protect | Preserve | Prevent
Jasper Doest is an award winning photographer specialising in wildlife, conservation issues and travel. His provocative images have been published in numerous magazines and books, including National Geographic and GEO.

more in Practical Photography Magazine — June 2017

The Circle of Life | Chris Schmid

Award-winning nature photographer captures stunning imagery of African wildlife; depicting the harsh realities of survival in the wild.

Photographer Chris Schmid set out on an awe-inspiring photography expedition to the dry salt planes of Namibia.

The shoot was part of Chris’ documentary ‘The African Survivors’; filming and photographing endangered species across Africa; looking at how the same animals behaved differently in differently environments.

The enigmatic beauty of the wild is enriched through the lens of Sony’s RX10 III camera; combining an extended 24-600mm 25x super-telephoto zoom with a powerful sensor poised to capture sensational close-up detail.

Award winning photographer Chris Schmid, commented: “I find photographing the local nature in Namibia fascinating; seeing how the animals have adapted their behaviour to be able to survive is a wonderful story to tell through the camera lens. Vegetation and water supplies are a lot more limited in such dry environments, we see that groups of animals split up more often when hunting for their next food source. With precious few places to hide, this makes the territory extremely effective and deadly.”

The Circle of Life
more at Sony

World For All

Idea: in the fast-paced city, people always complain about lack of time or space to do more. However, we felt otherwise. Taking this insight forward, we decided to use negative space in our communication to simply illustrate the point. Which proved that there is always room for a pet in their life. The message urged people to attend the Adoptathon.

Pranav Bhide
Publicité, Photographie, Direction artistique
via Behance

There’s always room for more. Adopt.
more at World For All

The Ultimate Wildlife Photography Tutorial

The Ultimate Wildlife Photography Tutorial
By Robert Andersen

In this in-depth Wildlife Photography Tutorial, we put together some of the best material we have published to date on photographing wildlife. Most of the information comes from myself (Robert Andersen), but a few extra tips are shared by other talented PL team members like Tom Redd. Instead of creating separate articles on each topic, we thought it would be a good idea to compile everything into a single piece, so that our readers could get the best out of it and have a chance to follow the material in a logical progression. This tutorial is a work in progress and we will be adding more sections in the future, so make sure to bookmark it in your browser!

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The Ultimate Wildlife Photography Tutorial
more at Photography Life

Image of the Year

The Overall Image of the Year Winners
The ‘Judges Choice’

Winner: Heather Burns
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Runners-Up: Liz Roberts & Simon Newbury
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‘Birds’ Category
Winner: Gary Jones
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‘Pets’ Category
Winner: Helen Walker
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‘Urban’ Category
Winner: Karl Redshaw
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‘Events, sport and action’ Category
Runner-Up: Mark Lynham
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more at The Guild of Photographers