Best Wildlife Photography

What makes a wildlife photograph the best? Is it because it’s a tack-sharp, perfectly lit technical masterpiece? A jaw-dropping shot of megafauna? A glimpse of a rarely seen moment from the animal kingdom? A new perspective on ordinary behaviour?

I don’t think there’s one answer. Photography, like all art forms, is largely subjective. Sure, there’s a certain level of skill and knowledge that’s required to take a beautiful wildlife image; composition, exposure, lines, patience, diligence, etc. But what makes a wildlife image the best is really up to you, the viewer.

Well, we’ve certainly given you plenty to look at in Best Wildlife Photography 2018. To close out Canada’s 150th year and usher in the next 150, we looked back on the past seven issues of Best Wildlife Photography and chose images worthy of the designation “the best of the best.” Photographed by talented members of our 70,000-photographer-strong Canadian Geographic Photo Club, these images are the kind that prompted us, as magazine editors, creative directors and designers, to stop and say “Wow!”

Deadlock
The mating rituals of elk are confrontational. A bull elk with a harem of cows and calves will be aggressive in their defense and will battle other bulls for dominance, sometimes to the death.
Photographer: Jim Cumming
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Making tracks
Heavy snow blankets the ground at the Kicking Horse Grizzly Bear Refuge, home to this grizzly named Boo.
Photographer: Neal Weisenberg
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Frosty feline
Called the ghost of the north woods, the lynx stays as silent as possible when stalking its prey, which is usually swift snowshoe hares.
Photographer: Chris Gale
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Whiteout
Many animals blend into their native environments, but rarely is their camouflage as uniform as this grey wolf’s.
Photographer: Bill Maynard
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A parliament of owls
Snowy owls congregate on a picnic table at Ottawa’s Central Experimental Farm in the spring.
Photographer: Michelle Valberg
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Spring surprise
Nestled into a vivid day lily, this spring peeper could easily be mistaken for tropical fauna, but these tiny tree frogs are suited to the cold. By hibernating under logs and in loose bark, they’re able to range well into the forests of eastern Canada.
Photographer: Brian Robin
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Best Wildlife Photography

more in Canadian Geographic
Special Collector’s Edition – Best Wildlife Photography 2018

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Les 50 plus belles couvertures de Photo

Choix totalement subjectif et assumé, voici la galerie de 50 ans d’amour pour la photographie à travers 50 Unes qui ont fait de Photo ce qu’il est aujourd’hui.
Par Agnès Grégoire, Cyrielle Gendron et Guillaume Coconnier

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50 ans de photo
Les meilleures couvertures de Photo par décennies.

et plus encore dans Photo No531 – Mai-Juin 2017

A decade of award-winning British landscape photography

A new book brings together the UK’s greatest landscape photographers, who have captured everything from violent seas to tranquil mountains.

Featuring more than 250 beautiful images from a hugely popular series that has sold more than 100,000 copies, this celebratory special edition will grace any coffee table. Supported by VisitBritain and Network Rail, the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition was launched Charlie Waite, one of today’s best-known landscape photographers, in 2006. The Special Edition looks back at the panels of respected judges, all big names in the photography field, that have helped him to choose winners of the sought after accolade ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year’ over the last decade.

Printed on sumptuous art paper, this special edition features everything the British landscape is renowned for – classic shots of rural countryside, rugged lochs, mountains and moorland and stark industrial scenes capturing the beauty and diversity of Britain in the 21st century. Landscape Photographer of the Year: 10 Year Special Edition is a glorious celebration of a much-loved competition and an object of desire for everyone with an interest in photography as well as those who love the British countryside.

Old Man in the Trees, Kelly Hall Tarn, Cumbria, by Chris Shepherd
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Danny MacAskill on The Inaccessible Pinnacle, Isle of Skye, Scotland, by Chris Prescott
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Mist and Reflections, Crummock Water, Cumbria, England, by Tony Bennett
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Starlings over Carmarthen, Southwest Wales, by Nigel McCall
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Ghost of Rannoch Moor, Scotland, by David Breen
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Comedy Carpet, Blackpool, Lancashire, England, by Gary Telford
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Landscape Photographer of the Year: 10 Year (Hardback)
Charlie Waite (author), AA Publishing (author)

via the guardian

Nature at its best

Nature at its best
The world’s most breathtaking landscapes

nature03aIcebergs on beach, Iceland.
by Ignacio Palacios
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nature03bMt Field National Park, Tasmania, Australia.
by Kath Salier
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nature03cWind and golden light on the sand dunes of Death Valley, California, USA.
by Alex Noriega
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nature03dTorres del Paine, Chile Grey Glacier lookout.
by Ignacio Palacios
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nature03eCountry NSW, Australia.
by Adam Williams
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nature03fIce cave near Jokulsarlon, Iceland.
by Kath Salier
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nature03gLenticular cloud, Torres del Paine, Chile Sunrise.
by Ignacio Palacios
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Nature at its best
The world’s most breathtaking landscapes

more at The Daily Telegraph

Mes 25 photos préférées de l’année 2016 par Daniel Dupont

Mes 25 photos préférées de l’année 2016
par Daniel Dupont

“L’année 2016 a été prolifique pour moi et en voici quelques faits marquants : La publication d’un cinquième livre aux Éditions Daniel Dupont : Techniques photo. L’animation de sept voyages ateliers. Un voyage exploratoire de 18 jours à Terre-Neuve. Une exposition de 52 photos à Causapscal. La participation au Salon de la photo de Québec et à celui de Laval…”

encore plus en visitant le site de Daniel Dupont

Monkey Spotters Magazine

Le meilleur de 2016
Patrice Dochain, Sylvain Gourheu, Jean-Paul Lardinois, Devid Ryckewaert, Jean-Yves Van

monkeyspotters01a monkeyspotters01b monkeyspotters01c monkeyspotters01d monkeyspotters01e monkeyspotters01f monkeyspotters01g monkeyspotters01h monkeyspotters01i— – —

Jean-Yves est certainement un passionné de la première heure pour tout ce qui touche à l’aviation depuis… euh, ben on va dire quelques années. Mon premier contact avec J-Y, ce fut sur un forum photo d’une marque japonaise bien connue à l’éclat jaune…

Patrice,
Depuis toujours Patrice est un passionné. Tout petit déjà, il collectionnait les trains électriques, construisait des maquettes d’avions et courait avec ses parents dans les magasins spécialisés pour y faire son bonheur. A l’adolescence, sont venus s’ajouter les voyages aux quatre coins de la Belgique et de ses pays limitrophes pour photographier avions et hélicoptères lors des meetings aériens. Un vrai garçon quoi! …

Devid,
Véritable passionné de l’aviation militaire et plus précisément des voilures tournantes. … Toute ses qualités se retrouvent dans son travail photographique où il est a la recherche permanente de l’hélico en vol et dans un beau cadre, car il est passionné des arrières plans montagneux. Son seul regret : ne pas habiter en Suisse…

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Monkey Spotters Magazine
Le meilleur de 2016
encore plus à Issuu

Bonne Année 2017 + Le meilleur de 2016

Bonne Année 2017 à tous et merci à plus de 25 000 visiteurs en 2016 !

jeanpierreperroud07aL’article le plus aimé: Paysages Noir et Blanc par Jean-Pierre Perroud

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Une image toujours populaire:

kaiziehl01aKai Ziehl | Black and white architecture photography

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Les articles les plus populaires:

nikon200-500Test terrain: Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

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bernardodoral03Maria Valverde and Mario Casas by Bernardo Doral

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vincentmunier115Vincent Munier

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maxim100a2015 Maxim Hot 100 Australia

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nikond500Nikon D500 | Banc d’essai

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fujifilmxpro2Fuji X-Pro2 | Test

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et quelques images publiées cette année: