Black & White
We welcome you to our bumper-packed black and white issue. Our cover image this month kicks off our theme and definitely deserves a special mention. The White Ibis, submitted by reader Linn Smith, with its dramatically-lit background is so beautiful and elegant. Taken in Florida, USA, the Ibis works hard to meticulously inspect each feather in order to maintain top flying conditions.
Cast your eyes over our seasonal photography challenge; Black & White Visions - an incredible selection of monochrome images from you - our remarkable readers. We have been absolutely blown away by all of your stunning entries, but it doesn’t stop there! We also have two themed articles; one from fine art photographer, Greg Metro, to help you achieve Minimalist Black & White Photography images with the help of his top tips and our Bonus Content from Mark Sisson, on the subject of converting an old DSLR to infrared-only and producing some remarkable images along the way, which will be sure to get your creative juices flowing.
In our August issue we also introduce a new series of periodicals from wildlife photographer and safari tour guide, Will Fox, who looks at photographing wild tigers, along with some practical guidance for those wanting to book a tiger safari.
Our Wild Location takes us to Namibia, a country in southwest Africa distinguished by desert terrain. Here wildlife photographer, Mark Sisson, shares his techniques, with helpful images, to attain more ‘environment-filled’ wildlife images, which we hope inspires you to take part in our newest reader feature, Where the Wild Things Live.
Our must-read for underwater photography this month is our riveting Spotlight On interview with Henley Spiers. We delve deep to find out what inspires him and how he sets himself creative challenges, producing images that are nothing short of breathtaking.
If birds are your topic of interest, then take a look at the exquisite winning images from the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards, with the stories behind the shots.
August hosts a plethora of Global Awareness days, encouraging us all to learn more about animals. At Wild Planet we are always keen to promote wildlife concerns, especially when their conservation is paramount. Read on to see our chosen reader images featuring August’s Global Awareness animals; lions, elephants, lizards and the critically endangered orangutans.
Keep your photo submissions coming in. You can see all of our reader features listed here on our submissions page.