Capturing A Dream: The Galapagos Islands

Photography tips for capturing wildlife on the Galapagos Islands. Contributed by Kevin Loughlin of Wildside Nature Tours. Anticipation and wonder were in the air as we jumped into the Pacific Ocean, six-hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador. We landed with a splash of excitement in the knee-deep surf and scrambled ashore onto the tiny island… Read more

Photographing Warblers

Male blackburnian warbler in willow

Photographing warblers is one of the greatest challenges in bird photography. But capturing a sharp, well-lit image of an avian jewel makes it all worthwhile.

So You Think You Know Shorebirds?

Pectoral Sandpiper Barrel Chested Flight Display by Brian L. Zwiebel

On the breeding grounds of the tundra, normally quiet shorebirds pull out all the stops as they attempt to attract mates during the brief arctic summer.

A Photographer’s Prowl for the Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl 2 © Melissa Groo

Photographer Melissa Groo shares her favorite Snowy Owl photographs from this winter’s epic irruption.

Common Tern Chick by Melissa Groo

Nickerson Beach Park is a favorite destination for bird photographers due to its concentration of nesting seabirds.

Swarovski Digiscoper of the Year Contest — Get Your Entries in Now!

Lizard by Digiscoper of the Year 2008 Pitchaya Janhom

You have one week left — until Monday, September 30 — to submit your entry for the 2013 Digiscoper of the Year award sponsored by SWAROVSKI OPTIK.

Codrington Lagoon, Antigua, by Ted Eubanks

A travel guide to Antigua for birders and conservationists. Part one of a four-part series.

Magnificent Frigatebird with chick, Antigua, by Ted Eubanks

Stunning images of the birds of Antigua and Barbuda, captured by conservationist and ecotourism specialist Ted Eubanks.

Birdlife of Namibia (Photo Gallery)

The Caprivi Strip is a narrow finger of land belonging to Namibia but extending 280 miles further east than the rest of the country. The German Chancellor Leo von Caprivi bargained with the British to get this strip of land so they could have access to the mighty Zambezi River and thus a route to the east coast of Africa – the only problem being that Victoria Falls stands in the way. Travel photographer Ted Stedman visited Namibia earlier this year and came back with these winning shots of birds he encountered.

Ruby Topaz, Scarlet Ibis, Purple Honeycreeper, & Tufted Coquette

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Just the names of these birds hold so much promise for any birding trip to Trinidad & Tobago, but you have no idea HOW Ruby, Scarlet and Purple these and other birds can be until you see them in person. The islands of Trinidad & Tobago (T&T to some) are located just off the northeast coast of South America and have become a popular vacation spot for nature lovers. Ocean breezes moderate the tropical, humid climate and the bird and mammal life is impressive for such a small land area. More than 460 birds, 55 reptiles, 25 amphibians, and 617 butterflies have been documented here. My wife, Pam, and I visited Trinidad & Tobago for the second time in February of 2013. Below is a gallery of some of my favorite eye-popping beauties. Birds of Trinidad & Tobago Photo Gallery.

Birds of Florida Photo Gallery

Tri-colored Heron, Estero Lagoon, Florida. © Melissa Groo

Please enjoy this companion gallery to Melissa’s article, 5 Top Spots for Bird Photography in Southwest Florida… Read more

African Birds & Wildlife Photo Gallery

Cheetah in Namibia (Photo by Martin Benadie)

This is a companion photo gallery to accompany my post: Birding the Dark Continent of Africa. Click any image to open… Read more

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