Transitioning into a new season
Stepping into October, we have a Halloween theme for our monthly Global Awareness feature celebrating Bat Week 2020, which runs from October 24th to 31st. While they have had a bit of negative press since the emergence of Covid-19, our world needs them. Although we rarely see them, bats are hard at work eating tons of insects, pollinating flowers and spreading seeds that grow new plants and trees.
Keeping with some creepy critters, our Au Natural article this month from wildlife and macro photographer, Mark A Fernley, tells us how to use the focus stacking technique to get extreme macro shots.
As the weather is set to change over the coming months, there are ways to use it to our advantage. Read our Ferus Vita article by professional wildlife photographer, Ben Hall, to see how you can give your wildlife photography more atmosphere and drama by embracing extreme and adverse weather.
In his regular column ‘In Focus’, wildlife safari guide, Will Fox, discusses the issues surrounding elephants, the best moments to photograph them and how, as tourists, we can help to preserve them.
I can’t believe that another year has passed as I take a look at the next book in the Remembering Wildlife series - Remembering Cheetahs. Founded in 2015, the fundraising series has documented a series of animals that are in desperate need of conservation and this year our attention is drawn to the plight of these vulnerable big cats.
If, like me, you could do with something to lift your spirits, then head straight over to view just some of the hilarious finalist images from the 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. The Category and Overall Winners will be announced on October 22.
I am always amazed by high standard of entries into our monthly photo challenges and this month is no exception. Thank you to everyone that took part. Next month’s challenge is ‘Low Key’ and, based on this month’s entries, I very much look forward to seeing them. The deadline for entries is October 24th, 2020. To find out more and enter your photos click here - https://wildplanetphotomagazine.com/event/photo-challenge/.