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Weekly Photography Challenge: Animals

Earlier I shared a bunch of images of wild animals for you to admire. There are some amazing shots out there and it takes a great amount of patience to be a wildlife photographer.

So your challenge this week is to go out and photograph some animals. They don’t necessarily have to be wild, but if you can find some – bonus!

Image: By Massmo Relsig

By Massmo Relsig

Your dog, the squirrel in backyard, or even a visit to your local zoo will work. Think about your lens selection (wildlife photographers usually use really long lenses, partly to keep their subjects from eating them), your camera settings to freeze or blur any action, and your timing. Will you use a tripod or a monopod? What time of day is best to find the animals and get the best light?

These are all things I want you to consider as you go out to photography animals. Remember if you head out into nature:

Take only photographs – leave only footsteps

Photographing animals will require patience. They may not do what you want or expect them to do, so you have to be ready and anticipate their actions. Are you up to the challenge? Go!

Image: By jimmy brown

By jimmy brown

Image: By Silver Doctor

By Silver Doctor

Image: By Tobias

By Tobias

Image: By Lumiere2005

By Lumiere2005

Image: By Martin Fisch

By Martin Fisch

Image: By Terry Chay

By Terry Chay

Image: By Humberto Moreno

By Humberto Moreno

Image: By Tetsumo

By Tetsumo

Image: By Marie and Alistair Knock

By Marie and Alistair Knock

Image: By Ian Robertson

By Ian Robertson

Share your animal photos

Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section as pictured below) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and leave the link to them. Show me your best images in this week’s challenge.


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Darlene Hildebrandt

Darlene Hildebrandt is an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through free articles on her website Digital Photo Mentor, online photography classes, and travel tours to exotic places like Peru, Thailand, India, Cuba, Morocco, Bhutan, Vietnam and more. To help you improve and learn she has two email mini-courses. Sign up for her free beginner OR portrait photography email mini-course here. Or get both, no charge!