A Passion for Wildlife Photography
Where did your passion for wildlife photography begin? For Austin Thomas, frustration set in when he used to walk the fields and see birds in the distance that he couldn’t identify. He picked up a DSLR to record pictures of those faraway birds, and in his own words says, ‘the rest is history’. Read more about his story on page 46, as he explains the know-how behind those ‘walking’ bird images. For another wildlife photographer in this month’s issue, Pamela Underhill Karaz, her love of painting wildlife developed into an photography obsession when she captured a Snowy Owl on camera for the first time. For many wildlife photographers, birds, with their fascinating behaviours and intriguing characters, have played a huge part in their initial journey into photography. Perhaps you’re one of them?
Feathered friends aside, you’ll find a tremendous showcase from Botswana’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 competition in this month’s issue and a quick guide to setting up your own camera trap from Andy Skinner. Don’t miss your chance to win a copy of My Wood, the latest book from award-winning wildlife photographer Stephen Dalton who pioneered the original groundbreaking technique for capturing high-speed images of animals in free flight.
Finally, don’t forget to keep sending us your best wildlife images. This issue is awash with your impressive photos, but there’s always room for more!
Lorna Dockerill • Editor