Springing into April
Our April issue is packed with in-depth articles and features. We bring you an insightful guide on capturing roe deer from award-winning wildlife photographer, Bret Charman. He shares his recommendations for capturing one of Europe’s more timid animals, with practical advice and tips.
Delving into the depths of the underwater world, diver and underwater photographer, Richard Barnden, tells us how his career has led him to being awarded Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019, for his dramatic image of a group of grey reef sharks devouring a parrotfish.
This month, our Wild Location is the Isle of May, approximately 8km off the coast of mainland Scotland. Wildlife biologist and photographer, Nilanjan Chatterjee, reveals the delights that can be found at this National Nature Reserve - an essential location for any bird photographer.
With their own episode on BBC’s Dynasties, penguins have stolen the hearts of many. Ahead of #WorldPenguinDay on 25th April, we share some of your penguin images to appreciate, and celebrate, these lovable birds.
Lorna Dockerill also gets an insightful interview with US-based bird photographer, Marie Read, who shares her seasonal calendar for where and when to photograph various species.
As spring starts to kick-in and sunnier skies grace our vistas, we have set our next photo challenge for our May issue: Spring Visions. First sightings of migratory birds are a highly anticipated herald of springtime in many countries. Baby animals, active insects and early flowers are another big clue that spring has sprung, so get creative and share your images with Wild Planet for a chance to get your images featured in the magazine and win a VIP subscription. Upload your images here.
A new reader feature is also on the way: Where the Wild Things Live. Share with us your images that depict wildlife within its habitat, whether that be a forest, surrounded by sand dunes, or in a river, your images should evoke a sense of place. Featured images will win $30, so look out for where to upload them on our Instagram stories, coming soon.