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Wildlife and Nature Photography

Updated on February 9, 2015

Wildlife Photography: Flora and Fauna

Wildlife Photography from all over the world: I have been travelling the world taking photographs of animals and nature for many years, so here are some of my photographs and some of my experiences, travel tips, recommendations and advice.


I have written many separate articles about my experiences and photos from many destinations, including: Borneo, Namibia, Botswana, The Amazon Jungle, USA National Parks, Canada, Gibraltar, India, Komodo, Brazil and Peru.


Please follow the appropriate links below.

Borneo Jungle Adventure

Borneo is a wonderful place to go for wildlife photography. The wide variety of primates make excellent subjects for photographs, but the lighting is difficult in the jungles and the monkeys tend to be high up in the canopy, making long lenses essential. If you are using film, you will need hugh ASA film a lot of the time. For digital photography a good quality DSLR would be required.

Here is my artlicle about my experiences in the rain forests of borneo including a selection of the photographs:

Borneo Jungle Adventure

African Safari in Namibia

If you want to go somewhere different in Africa and have a really good safari experience, then Namibia is a good choice. It is a high quality safari destination with excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, but with the Kalahari desert and the biggest sand-dunes in the world.

Namibian Safari

African Safari In Botswana

Botswana in southern Africa provides all of the usual safari experiences, but with fewer tourists and the wonderful and unique Okavango Delta.

Here is is a link to my photographs and experiences of Botswana:

Safari In Botswana

Essential safari photography equipment

If you don't already have an SLR camera and a long lens, it would be a good idea to get one, because a compact camera will not get good results. Typically a zoom lens going up to at least 300mm would be ideal.

I have written a more detailed recommendation of cameras here:

Nikon DSLR Cameras

but here is some good kit for a safari:

The Amazon Jungle Experience (Brazil)

The abundant wildlife in the Amazon is surprisingly illusive, hiding in the dense jungle, but if you stay in the jungle and explore the many overgrown narrow tributaries by boat you will have an unforgettable experience and many photo opportunities: Birds, reptiles and even the occasional pink, fresh-water dolphin.

For the full article and more photos please follow this link:

The Amazon Jungle Experience (Brazil)

USA National Parks in an RV

The National Parks in America are stunningly beautiful and extremely accessible (compared with national parks elsewhere in the world) Just rent a car, or an RV, and drive. Hotels, motels and campsites can be found in or near the parks. For a full article about the National Parks of USA see the link below:

USA National Parks in an RV

Iguacu Waterfalls in Brazil - The Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World?

Brazil has an incredibly varied range of things to see and do, from the jungles of The Amazon to the carnival cities of Salvador and Rio de Janeiro, but if you want a relaxing break in your travel itinerary, or a romanic stay in a beautiful location, Iguacu is the place to go: On the border of Brazil and Argentina, Iguacu (or Iguazu) has not one, but 275 waterfalls forming a beautiful crescent between Argentina and Brazil. The majority of the falls are in Aregentina, but the best views are on the Brazilian side. See the full article here:

Iguacu Waterfalls in Brazil

Film Scanners

Many of the photographs in my various articles listed here were shot on Fuji slide film, then scanned using high quality film scanners

I have also written an article about scanning slides and negatives and the equipment and software you will need:

Film Scanners

Canada. Vancouver and the Rockies

For some more of my photographs of Canada, bears, whales etc. see the following:

Canada. Vancouver and the Rockies

The Apes of Gibraltar

The Apes of Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a British territory, but is a small peninsular with an unusual rock formation, bordering Spain and jutting out towards north Africa. It has an interesting cultural mixture of British, Spanish and Moroccan, but for many the main attraction is the monkeys who inhabit The Rock: "Barbary Apes" a kind of Macaque monkey without a tail.

Please read the full article, and see the photographs here...

Not Impressed:

The Inca Trail in Peru

Please read the full article below:

The Inca Trail in Peru

Indian Tiger Safari

Please read the full article below:

Indian Tiger Safari

Komodo Dragons in Indonesia

Please read the full article below:

Komodo Dragons in Indonesia

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      You photos are always amazing!

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      Maria Grujicic 3 years ago from Darwin, Australia

      I also own a Nikon- I love it! Thanks for sharing your photos.

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      Bigwas 4 years ago from Philippines

      very nice pictures, really...

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      You have done a good job putting this together. The photos are great.

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      LisaDH 5 years ago

      That shot of the leopard in Namibia is FABULOUS!

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Wonderful pics! Wow I am in awe of them. Thumbs up angel blessed.

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      hershelhahn1966 5 years ago

      Photographers choose to take different types of photography for different reasons. Their decision may be based mostly on where they suppose they'll make the most money. Perhaps they select stock photography or portrait photography. They may base their decision on what they like, similar to wedding photography, baby photography or sports photography. Those of us who have chosen nature photography did so because we have "the passion".

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      Andy 5 years ago from London, England

      @mrducksmrnot: Thank you very much. That would indeed be my dream job.

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      mrducksmrnot 5 years ago

      Great photography. You should work for National Geographic. Beautiful and laid out well. Really like how you covered using an RV especially in the USA.

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      Anthony Altorenna 5 years ago from Connecticut

      @Anthony Altorenna: What I said before, except that it's a leopard!

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      Anthony Altorenna 5 years ago from Connecticut

      Simply spectacular wildlife photography. The images are so lively, you almost expect the cheetah to pounce at you right through the screen. Wow!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Always a breath of fresh air to visit one of your photography lenses again. Blessed!

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      What stunning photos, I want to come back and travel through the links with you on your journeys about the world. Blessed as part of the April Fools Angel Quest. Stepping away from my usual category to visit wildlife and nature photos today, I love the outdoors, but you'll find this page featured on my Diet and Nutrition Angel page, look for "April Fools" link along the top:-)

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      Linda Hoxie 6 years ago from Idaho

      Beautiful lens, I would love to travel the places you have been to. Blessed and featured on Wildlife Photography Angel Blessings

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      Tyla MacAllister 6 years ago

      Your photos are awe-inspiring. I feel as if I just took a free trip around the world.

      *Squid Angel blessings.:)*

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      KokoTravel 6 years ago

      Again, wonderful photos of wildlife!

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      Senora M 6 years ago

      Cool lens. There is tons of information on here and great pictures!! Nice job!

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      ScottyV 6 years ago

      Great wildlife pics! Wildlife and nature are my favorite subjects, though I don't have many images worth showing...yet.

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      GramaBarb 6 years ago from Vancouver

      I am thrilled to have the opportunity to sprinkle SquidAngel blessings on your beautiful lens.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      Your pictures are an inspiration. Wildlife photography is a skill. I'm getting better at it but I will never be an expert like you.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Lizzy

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      seashell2 8 years ago

      Andy beautiful photography! You've had quite the travel adventures, those Kimodo Dragons look pretty scary! I love photography too ( just amateur of course) I've lensrolled this to my Animal Postage and Gift lens. Great work!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 8 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Wow, your photos are truly amazing! Love them. Thanks for this beautiful lens.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Andy, I just love your wildlife lenses. That photo of the waterfall in Brazil is definitely one of my favourites and am off to visit that one right now! But not before I leave a Blessing!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      Hi,

      My name is Elizabeth Jean Allen and I am the new group leader for the Nature and the Outdoors Group.

      Welcome.

      Lizzy

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      I love your pictures.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Lizzy

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      clembob 8 years ago

      Truly a beautiful lens. Love the photos. I am an amateur photographer myself and I enjoy outdoor stuff. 5 stars

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      jaye3000 8 years ago

      Geez! Would you please adopt me? lol Another great lens :)

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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

      Wow -- some absolutely remarkable photography on this lens!

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      monarch13 8 years ago

      Oh my, I want to go! Great lens!

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      CoolFoto 8 years ago

      I, too, am a stock photographer. Have done travel photography and sold pictures from England, France, and USA, but no safaris. Would love to go! 5* and lensroll to my Nikon lens www.squidoo.com/Nikon-D700FX .

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      x3xsolxdierx3x lm 8 years ago

      awesome pictures......5 stars for sure :)

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      Susanna Duffy 8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Another top notch lens from you! Fabulous shots

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      Edit Photos 8 years ago from Earth

      Awesome photos - I really enjoyed reading this lens!

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      Michey LM 8 years ago

      Beautiful pictures, I enjoy the lens

      Regatds

      Michey

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      Laraine Sims 8 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Just came back to look at some more of your wonderful photos and to invite you to add the link to this lens and any other appropriate lenses to my artist/photographer plexo in my Staycation lens.

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      PosterChildSmile 8 years ago

      A very lovely, warm, lens to visit. I will see more... Great photos too.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Great pictures!

      Thanks for sharing.

      LizzyJean

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      WritingforYourW 8 years ago

      I definitely need to visit the Incas--very cool, and love your other pictures as well!

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      dustytoes 8 years ago

      You've really been to some cool places! Great photos! 5 stars and lensrolling...

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      QuantumTiger 8 years ago

      Some fine images on this lens - keep up the good work!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I love your photography and reading about your adventures. Thank you for sharing.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Awesome photographs! I wish I could take pictures like that.

      Great lens

      Bj

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      Tobbie LM 8 years ago

      Fantastic pics, great lens...5 stars!

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      mistyblue75605 lm 8 years ago

      5*'s a wonderful lens! I love the pics you have.... I love animals out in the wild!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Lens! I really enjoyed my visit ;) 5 Starred and Lens rolled to my Seahorse Keeping Lens.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Oh wow! What great photos and you have also given me an idea for another lens. Thank you.

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      Laraine Sims 8 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I can see I'm going to have to come back to your lenses. So much to see! Wonderful!

      5*s, favorite, fan and lensrolled. Keep up the good work!

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      Cool pictures!

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      Susan Deppner 8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Such great pictures! My brother's been to Peru, so that scene was very familiar. Nice job on the lens!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I have to say that is a very nice lens you created Linda, just visited it recently.

      And, Andy, I'm so glad to see this lens doing so well. (Am blushing a bit) You really are going to do well on Squidoo. Always glad to see Poddys face... [in reply to ArtByLinda]

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      Linda Hoxie 8 years ago from Idaho

      Thank you so much for stopping by to leave those nice comments on my LOTD with my Kootenay Lake, BC lens. I really appreciate you! Linda

      PS: In looking at your photo's, which are so beautiful, it makes me appreciate even more your appreciation of mine. What a wonderful job you have to travel the world and take photographs would be a dream job for me. I know there is a lot of work involved in it though. Beautiful lens, 5*

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      Delia 8 years ago

      wow I love that photo Botswana with the Elephants and birds...awesome! .....5*

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      Carol Fisher 8 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      These are such wonderful pictures - fabulous lens.

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      dc64 lm 8 years ago

      What a wonderful life you have! Thanks for sharing your passion with us, your photographs are stunning. Oh the stories you must have...

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      Debbie 8 years ago from England

      Wow! I love the elephants and birds picture...it's absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing your images :)

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      Yvonne L. B. 8 years ago from Covington, LA

      Wonderful lens. Welcome to the Naturally Native Squids group. Don't forget to add your lens link to the appropriate plexo and vote for it.

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      coopd 8 years ago

      Absolutely wonderful lens! Thank you for joining my Nature Lovers group :)

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      Steven Cousley 8 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      Loved those great images. Thanks for the effort you put into this lens!

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      Tony Payne 8 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I would love to go to some of these places, especially Machu Pichu. I'd love to go back to Iguassu - the views gtom the waterfalls are spectacular.

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      Rich 8 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      I really enjoy your lenses. Beautiful photography! 5*s

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I'm impressed! Thank you for honorable mention, Andy. I'm so excited about this lens, I Twittered, Del.icio.us, Digg, Stumbled it & rolled it. I see I was the first to Digg-it! Wow, you've been busy. Rave reviews...5*****

      FaceBook & MySpace next time...