Wildlife Photographer of the Year: vote for your favourite image

Peoples Choice Award | 2014 | Wildlife Photographer of the Year

To celebrate their 50th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is asking the public to vote for their favourite photos.  Which one would you chose?  Peoples Choice Award | 2014 | Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

How to: Professionals Share Tips for Wildlife Photography

An interesting article with tips from top wildlife photographers, these include:

  • Do your research: The best shots start before photographers even set foot in the field
  • Patience is a virtue, so arm yourself with it
  • Think outside the box when it comes to your vantage point
  • But don’t sacrifice safety for perspective
  • Aim for simple backgrounds — make negative space work for you
  • Employ dramatic lighting.
  • Capture something that hasn’t been seen before.
  • Inject emotion.
  • Practice makes perfect … and there are lots of ways to practice (even for city-dwellers!)
  • Be respectful of your subjects — know when to call it off
  • Have fun with it — it will translate on film

How to: Professionals Share Tips for Wildlife Photography.

Rare snow leopards born at wildlife park.

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, near Milnthorpe, said the cubs were born on 24 May and mum Tara had been “fiercely maternal” since their arrival.

The birth has only just been announced for fear the pair would not survive after a cub born last year lived for only 24 hours.

Director Jo Marsden said the baby leopards were “growing very well” and would be on public view in a few weeks.

Mrs Marsden said they did not yet know the sex of the cubs as the keepers and their father Pavan, had not yet met the young.

Read more: BBC News – Rare snow leopards born at Lakeland Wildlife Oasis.

Endless deserts, rugged mountains and wildlife eking out a living: Namibias savage beauty captured in stunning photographs

 With its stunning scenery, vast sand dunes, rugged mountains and sweeping coastline, the beauty of Namibia is captured in these stunning photographs.  Crowned number one in the top 50 emerging travel destinations this year, the country – widely regarded as one of the safest places in Africa – is also one of the most diverse and tranquil.

 As one of the least densely populated countries in the world, with only 2.1 million people living in its landscapes, Namibia is dominated by vast sand dunes, rugged mountains and a sweeping coastline.  Photographer Paul Goldstein captured these incredible shots, from rocky mountains to the famous Sesriem Canyon and the two highest sand dunes in the world, Dune 45 and Big Daddy.

Read more: Endless deserts, rugged mountains and wildlife eking out a living: Namibias savage beauty captured in stunning photographs | Mail Online.