Showing posts with label Wildlife. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wildlife. Show all posts

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Photogenic Snow Leopard

Please click on image to expand. Was first uploaded here. Photo was taken by Steve Tracy and you can check him out here

Moose at Maroon Bells, Colorado

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Fish In. Man Out.

Was either jump out or get speared by a swordfish. Was first uploaded here

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

Monday, May 13, 2013

Drunk Man Charges Elephant

You know that every now and again you find a video that is bound to make you go 'oh no, you didn't just do that'. This is one of them a couple of guys out in the wild in Africa  Meet this young bull elephant. Urged on by his companions, one of the young drunk men - charges an elephant. The elephant stalls the charge and the man runs back. The elephant does not push home the charge and the man sensing his victory. Gets up and charges the elephant again, this time the elephant runs away and makes good its escape from this insane human being. The video is definitely fun to watch and not to be missed. Even animals are polite when they meet humans who are sloshed.

drunk man charges elephant

You might also like - How to become a wildlife photographer.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Is it true that Elephants are scared of Bees and Mice and the Bee Rumble

For this post we take a break from the usual Tech writing and do something related to mother earth. Another reason for this posts' inspiration is the constant updates on Reddit in regard to the fact that Elephants are actually scared of Bees. For a long time there has always been an urban legend that 'Elephants are scared of mice'. To debunk this the Myth-busters team over at Discovery actually went to Africa fully prepared to prove it was wrong and just an urban legend. Hiding mice under elephant dung the researches waited, and much to their surprise when elephants discovered the rodents. it stopped them dead in their tracks and even made them turn around. It is actually true elephants are scared of mice. Please don't ask us why.

elephants are scared of the bee rumbleAre elephants scared of Bees?, yes, they are deathly scared of bees. There is even something know as the 'Bee Rumble'. When the sound of a swarm of bees was played close to elephant families. The reaction was instant - the elephants left the place immediately. The reasons' for this is that even though elephants have thick skin there are parts of them that are fragile and soft. A bees sting could cause a lot of pain. Like behind their ears, belly and inside their trunk. Elephants must have some special sound for when they hear bees - Bee Rumble. African bees are also much more aggressive and have a deadlier sting - according to Sciencemag. Research has been conducted only on African elephants. Not sure if the same goes for Asian elephants. Watch the video below of an elephant heard reacting to the Bee Rumble.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Best cameras for Wildlife Photography

There are many options for the kind of camera you can buy for wildlife photography. Before making a decision on which camera to buy, you will need to consider a few points. Maybe you want a SLR or DSLR or just a small cheap camera that can fit in your pocket. Large cameras can be quite a pain if your subject is on the move and you only have a minute or less to take a shot. Convince is something that needs to be on top of your agenda. Especially with animals that do not expose themselves for a long time. So if you're in the Indian jungle and you see a passing tiger with cubs -- you will not a lot of viewing time and you need a camera to quickly point and shoot. Here are a few tips to consider before zeroing in on the type of camera you need to buy.

Best camera for wildlife photography1. Light
Most often wildlife is best viewed during the early parts of the day or late evening. Which means you need a camera that is good at taking pictures in low light. Elusive cats like tigers and leopards, move around mostly before and after dawn and later when the sun sets. The best shots are the ones that can handle the low light and yet give you a clear image. If you have a lot of time to spend and are not on safari -- sightings can come at any part of the day. If you don't have much time though, you will need a camera which operates properly in low lighting conditions.

2. Lens
Optical zoom is recommended above digital zoom since digital zoom uses computer generated enlargements. Which are too pixellated and true color might be missing. An optical zoom lens however magnifies the images based on what is seen in the lens.

3. Image Stabilizing lens
This is to avoid a shaky image -- especially if you're moving and shooting. This comes in very handy and even if you don't get the picture you desire, you at least get a picture.

4. Viewfinder or LCD monitor
It's not always the best shot when you use your LCD monitor to compose a shot. Sometimes it's recommended to use the viewfinder. This way you hold it against your face and will definitely cut out blurry images.

5. Batteries
Choose a camera which uses standard batteries that can be found at any corner store, rather than high-end batteries that may not be easily available.

6. Shutter noise off
Most cameras come with a shutter noise when a picture is clicked. This is one of the most annoying things in wildlife photography. Before buying a camera, check first if the shutter sound can be turned off. This way you will create less noise when taking photographs of wildlife.

7. Flash off
Get a camera which does not use auto-flash. You need to be able to turn flash on or off with just one simple step. Sometimes you will chase away wildlife if the flash is too bring or by just using the flash. Get a camera which this function can be enabled or disabled with one single click or step.

8. Auto camera lens cover
Get a camera with an auto lens cover. So when you turn it on the camera lens opens automatically. This way you don't have a lens camera dangling in front of you. Also make sure the lens cover opens noiselessly.

9. Telephoto Lens
Recommended because animals don't like people coming too near. If you go too close they will usually move away and there goes your image. A telephoto lens will bring the animals in the distance closer to you and you can get your pictures without disturbing them.

10. Don't need a tripod.
If you are into big game photography which includes lions, tigers and panthers a tripod is a waste of time. Learn the art of balancing and placing your camera just about anyway. On a vehicle, tree or rock. Since wildlife is your thing you need to be able to adjust with nature and use whatever is available. A tripod is too much of a burden. might work good with elephant photography but will not work good with the big cats and other elusive animals.

These are some points to consider when choosing your camera for wildlife photography. So when choosing the best camera whether it is a SLR or DSLR maker sure you use the above points as it might help you transition easily into becoming a fantastic wildlife photographer. Image from wildlife photographer of the year 2012.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Baby Elephant Video: Playing jump rope in the sea

Every now and then you find these cute baby animal videos on YouTube and this is one of them. To see the excitement of the baby elephant as it plays in water and then find a rope and starts to swing it around. What happens next is something you never though you'ed see -- a baby elephant video of it playing jump rope in the sea. This is one of those videos that you just got to see. Elephants are among the cleverest animals on this planet. Here is proof that their intelligence and joy is so close to ours.

baby elephant video!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pig rescues baby goat stuck in water [Video]

Pig rescues baby goat stuck in water

Here is one cute video to start your day with or brighten up your day. A baby goat gets stuck in water at the zoo. You can hear someone say 'goat in the water', you'd expect the zoo keeper to show up and rescue the goat. That did not happen in jumped the pig and took the goat to safety. As far as cute animal videos go - this is definitely one video worth viewing. Many comments below this YouTube videos say that Pigs are smarter that Cats and Dogs. In fact they are supposed to rank 4th in animal intelligence, right behind chimpanzees, dolphins and elephants

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tiger Videos

Tiger videos are always fun to watch. Especially for those of us who are in awe of such lovely animals. Tiger videos can be funny, especially the ones involving baby tigers. Tiger videos can also be scary as one is really not used to seeing them everyday. Your first encounter with a Tiger in the wild has been said by many to be one that you will never ever forget. It is truly a majestic animal and long live the Tiger. Tiger, Tiger burning bright in the forest of the night.

White Tiger Video: A huge Bengal white Tiger feeling sleepy.

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Video: Antelope bashes biker

An Antelope crashes into a biker in Africa. The incident has been caught on camera by a friend who was riding behind him. He gets knocked really hard and when he gets up he can't even remember what happened. The biker can be heard meaning and groaning in pain and says that the helmet which has been split in half saved his like. CNN speaks to the biker and well check the video out to see things for yourself. Of course there is one consolation - It could have been a rhino.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Cute and Funny Baby Tiger Videos

Well it's not always LOLcats, there are also LOLbabytigers. The big ones will look at us like LOLfood. Back to the topic of this post, baby tigers are some of the cutest creatures in the world. They might grow up to be mean and fierce but an adult Tiger mother is one of the most gentlest in the world. With all that strength in her paws, she has to be so light while handling her young as they are born blind and totally helpless. But as soon as they can see and move around they become the most naughty, cute and adorable. Check out there Cute Baby tiger Videos below.

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Cute Baby Tiger Attacks Camera

Baby tiger playing with puppy

Cute sleeping baby tiger

Baby tiger vs baby bear

Cute Siberian Tiger Cubs

Baby tigers playing in snow

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cute and Funny Baby Owl Videos

There are many who might not have thought it but baby owls are really cute in fact all owls are not really scary, but are built by nature to optimist their nocturnal habits, and although not frequently seen during the day. Owls have an attraction that is totally different and unique. Baby Owls have all that cuteness in them and these videos will be worth your time and interest.
Baby owl videosReally cute and funny baby owl videos. 

Cute Owl Hunts Invisible Prey

Baby eagle owls at bird sanctuary play tennis

Screech Owls at WildCare

Baby owl clips

Cat brought me an Owl

My barn owl and cat

Baby owls with urbersweet eyes

Friday, January 22, 2010

Black Bear cubs bings born live on the Internet.

The crazy is catching on. Once the cubs are born and these cute little black bears start running around in the den and ducking under their mother think fur, the cuteness is going to catch like wile fire.

Den Cam is attracting a lot of people and we hope they have enough bandwidth to accommodate all the surge in incoming traffic. Launched by the North American Bear Center to help create awareness and help bears in the wild

Check out this post from their blog. Click here to go to their home page and view the Cam.

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