Bird Species Spotlight: The Bald Eagle
by Jake Jacoby | December 1, 2016

Copyright Jake JacobyThe bald eagle has been the national emblem of the United States since June 20, 1782 when the Continental Congress adopted the design for the Great Seal of the United States depicting a bald eagle grasping 13 arrows and an olive branch with its talons. The bald eagle has been a spiritual symbol...

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Bird Species Spotlight: Atlantic Puffin
by Jake Jacoby | October 26, 2016

Copyright Jake JacobyThere are four species of puffins in the world: Atlantic; horned; tufted; and the rhinoceros auklet. Only the Atlantic puffin is found in the North Atlantic Ocean and is the smallest of the species; the other three puffins are found in the Pacific Ocean. All puffins have a lifespan of 20 years o...

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Bird Species Spotlight: Acorn Woodpecker
by Jake Jacoby | October 11, 2016

Copyright Jake JacobyLooking like wide-eyed clowns, acorn woodpeckers live in large groups in oak woodlands. I saw my first one during a recent trip to Costa Rica in February this year. Their social lives are endlessly fascinating as they store literally thousands of acorns each year by jamming them into specially m...

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Photographing the Peregrine Falcon
by Ofer Levy | January 12, 2015

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) is for me, one of the most fascinating and exciting subjects in the world of bird photography.

The sheer speed of this bird, coupled with its immense power, sublime elegance and astonishing beauty make the peregrine the king of birds.

I have been fortuna...

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Creating a Modern Photographic Field Guide
by Iain Campbell | April 11, 2014

I am old school. As a birder I have always much preferred plate based nature field guides with paintings rather than photos. For me there was just never any comparison between the highly illustrative paintings of the National Geographic and Sibley guides and the shabby images in books such as th...

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Working a Subject: The White-breasted Kingfisher
by Graeme Guy | August 2, 2013

There is no doubt that going to exotic places and driving many miles in pursuit of that killer shot can result in some highly desired images. Yet, what I find most rewarding in nature photography is ‘working a subject’ and this is not generally possible when you are ‘on safari’. This str...

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Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters
by Graeme Guy | April 5, 2013

As a nature photographer, you develop an attachment to certain species. One of my favorite bird species is bee-eaters. They are colorful, are master hunters and flying aces. In my adopted location of northeastern Malaysia there are three species of the total of 26 world-wide species. Before movi...

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Bird Photography in Peru
by Glenn Bartley | June 19, 2012

Simply put—Peru is perhaps the best country in the world to see and photograph birds. Sure Colombia boasts a slightly higher species list and, based on its size, Ecuador is also in the running. In Peru however, there are so many unique endemics that it is a destination that every serious birdw...

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Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright?
by AB Apana | July 1, 2005

More than any other animal the tiger stands out as the defining symbol of wildlife in the Indian sub-continent. As commonly known, the tiger once thrived all over India, but what is not known is that with the ascendancy of the British Raj, the tiger was considered to be vermin, and the slaughter...

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