Category: Animals

UPY 2018 – High-class underwater photography

Those of you who’ve been following this blog for some time probably know already that we’re big fans of awards. To us photo awards are a sign of motivation and inspiration. It’s just incredible how much photographic talent exists in this world and how different the techniques, approaches and perspectives of photographers can be. One ...

Levon Biss – microphotography in a class of its own

Many people are disgusted by insects, so am I. However, when looking through the lens of the photographer Levon Biss, the feeling of disgust is replaced by pure astonishment. Closer inspection shows that the diversity and the uniqueness of these animals are simply indescribable. Again, and again I am searching for extraordinary pictures and photographs. ...

Thomas Peschak and the ocean

Do you know that feeling? You see a photo and it captures you right away so you just can’t turn away anymore? I don’t feel like that very often, but when I do that feeling is very strong. It happened to me a couple of months ago: In the National Geographic Online Magazine I saw ...

Momo the Border Collie

Hey Momo! 😊 Do you remember Wally, Waldo, Walter or whatever the skinny guy with the red-and-white striped bobble hat was called,  where you are coming from? Wally was originally simply the main character in series of children’s’ books by the British author Martin Handford but by now he reached worldwide fame. The books about ...

Alfra Martini – Cats as cover star doubles

The cat fans among you have surely heard of it already, all others may still be thrilled by the photos taken by American photographer Alfra Martini. The idea of restaging famous cover pictures with kittens clearly counts among those ideas I’d categorize as “Why haven’t I thought about this before?” Martini’s project “The Kitten Covers“ ...

Attention: Something to win once again!

 This year SIGMA continues its tradition once again and raffles a participation ticket for a great photo safari. The winning participant will get the chance of shooting unforgettable photos of different impressive wildlife animals on a daily basis with lenses that will be rented. In the past few years the destinations of the photo safaris ...

I am cute and my owners need the money

  I think we all have to be honest about one thing, no matter how weird we find the fact that pets nowadays can become millionaires, or make their owners such, we all have liked at least one of those cute pics of Loki, Tuna, Grumpy Cat & Co. I know this is totally normal. ...

Comedy Wildlife Photography Award 2017

Finally it’s here! My absolutely favorite photography ranking of the year. The finalists of the third Comedy Wildlife Photography Award were announced a couple of days ago and I also wasn’t disappointed this year. Paul Joynson-Hicks (founder) and Tom Sullam (jury member and director of the award), who call this award the best and funniest ...

Brent Stirton wins the Wildlife Photographer of the year Award 2017

This year’s winning image of the Wildlife Photographer Award is not any image you would enjoy watching. With his photo Brent Stirton – a big name among wildlife photographers – wanted to draw our attention to something which, unfortunately, is still a reality: hunting and the extinction of animal species caused by it. Currently rhinos ...

First images taken with my Sigma SD Quattro

Yes, you read that right, my Sigma SD Quattro has arrived and I’ve already had a chance to take some photos with Sigma’s very first “EVIL”. It’s too early to go into everything that was changed or improved in comparison with the SD1 Merrill. We are talking about a change of concept, from a DSLR ...