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
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This Is How Epic Photography Is Done

Some Finalists for Image of the Month Photo Contest Vol 19

« IMG_1851 » by PashaKyzanov
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« Northern Lights  » by swqaz
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« SteamPunk Girl » by DraganR
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« Horsetail Falls  » by erickcastellon
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« Izzy 3  » by samirzahirovic
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« Dawn  » by RicardoBaigorria
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« 1U2A8480 copy  » by suedoughertyoffleash
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Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos in the Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 19 with chances to win photographer of the month and more!
A special thanks to the photographers that helped us find the following finalists and some of the most popular photos by voting for their favorite shots. Stay tuned for the winners announcement and more inspiring photo contests coming soon!

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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
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Powerful Photography At Your Fingertips

Powerful Photography At Your Fingertips

« C o n t e m p o r a r y R o s i e » by fournierphotographe
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« screaming » by CreativeArtView
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« Sunset Tornado-Power » by ruezralisnek
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« Cheetah Teeth » by Mbeiter
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« Pro boxer Dewayne Beamon throws a knockout punch » by bimmerlover
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Powerful Photography At Your Fingertips
Photo contest finalists

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Naturaleza: fauna y flora

Naturaleza: fauna y flora

« Bufo calamita » – Luis Antonio Clemente
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« The look » – Javier Morales
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« ¡A comer! » – Javier Bueno
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« Mussol » – Vicente Puchol
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« Audrany » – Vicente Puchol
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Naturaleza: fauna y flora
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Vote for the Readers’ Choice Winner!

We are excited to announce the finalists of the 14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest. This year, we received more than 48,000 submissions from photographers in 146 countries and territories. From Michael B. Hardie’s photograph of an octopus hitching a ride on the back of a sea turtle in Hawaii to Kamil Nureev’s shot of reindeer pulling a man across the Siberian tundra, these 70 images stood out to our photo editors as the most unique and memorable.

smithsonian03aIndividual Communication by Peter Nutkins
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smithsonian03bDreaming Matera by Alessandro Cocca
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smithsonian03cCormorant Fisherman by Duangmon C.
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smithsonian03dTurtle-Back Ride by Michael B. Hardie
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smithsonian03eSwamp Raccoon by Kim Aikawa
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smithsonian03fWhere Water Once Flowed by Aya Okawa
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Voting is now open for the Readers’ Choice winner! Voting is limited to one vote per user per day and runs through March 27 at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. The finalist who receives the most votes will be announced alongside our Grand Prize and category winners on March 28.

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Twisted

Twisted Photo Contest Winners

twisted03aCongratulations People’s Choice « River Crossing » by piotrparzybok
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twisted03bCongratulations Grand Jury Winner « The singing ringing tree » by jamesrushforth
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twisted03cCongratulations Amateur Winner « A Clear Bulb » by maryeileengardner
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twisted03dCongratulations Runner Up « Currawong’s ghost » by hillaryyounger
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twisted03eCongratulations Runner Up « Punctuated » by BonZeye
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twisted03fCongratulations Honorary Mention « Stairway at the museum » by leonhugo
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twisted03gCongratulations Honorary Mention « United Tower Bahrain » by Craigwww
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Twisted
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