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Sunday Snapshots: Stunning Wildlife Encounters

“Our world is a wondrous place, and by capturing it with great photographs we advance the concept of conservation.”

Mike and I are currently entered in one of the most exciting outdoor photography contests there is, and as such, this week’s Sunday Snapshot is a collection of the images we have submitted to the B & H Wilderness Photo Contest.

The below images are entered across 8 categories which include Land Mammals, Aquatic, Culture/Wilderness, Landscape, Conservation/Man and the Environment, Birds, Amphibians/Reptiles, Macro: Flora/Insects, and Animals in Zoos/Captivity.

Taken in the Florida Everglades, this Black Racer snake managed to finally consume this Green Tree Frog after a 30 minute struggle.

Taken in the Florida Everglades, this Black Racer snake managed to finally consume this Green Tree Frog after a 30 minute struggle.

Tides were turned as this Bobcat snuck up on me while I was photographing Wild turkeys in Big Cypress Preserve, Florida. Luckily I was able to snap a quick photo before he quickly dashed off again.

Tides were turned as this Bobcat snuck up on me while I was photographing Wild turkeys in Big Cypress Preserve, Florida. Luckily I was able to snap a quick photo before he quickly dashed off again.

Taken in the Serengeti, this mother cares for her child in a harsh and dangerous environment.

Taken in the Serengeti, this mother cares for her child in a harsh and dangerous environment.

Taken in La Jolla California, this Harbor Seal seemed to be enjoying some relaxation on the sunny beach.

Taken in La Jolla California, this Harbor Seal seemed to be enjoying some relaxation on the sunny beach.

The iconic landmark of Australia's Red Center, the sacred Uluru stands tall as a single rock above a flat arid land.

The iconic landmark of Australia’s Red Center, the sacred Uluru stands tall as a single rock above a flat arid land.

Photo taken of a Barn owl in an abandoned barn located in Southern Florida.

Photo taken of a Barn owl in an abandoned barn located in Southern Florida.

Photograph taken in the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed to promote the Florida Forever program which promotes land acquisition for sustainability of Endangered species like the Florida Panther. This fully wild Whitetail deer was curious enough to make contact.

Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed to promote the Florida Forever program which promotes land acquisition for sustainability of Endangered species like the Florida Panther. This fully wild Whitetail deer was curious enough to make contact.

 

Taken in the Florida Everglades, this Shoreline Fishing Spider guards its silk woven egg sac.

Taken in the Florida Everglades, this Shoreline Fishing Spider guards its silk woven egg sac.

Taken in the Serengeti, this herd of African Elephants lives protected from the guns of poachers .

Taken in the Serengeti, this herd of African Elephants lives protected from the guns of poachers.

A pair of Florida Lubber Grasshoppers in Everglades.

A pair of Florida Lubber Grasshoppers in Everglades.

One wonders if this caged tiger really thinks he is in the "Happiest Place on Earth"- Walt Disney World .

One wonders if this caged tiger really thinks he is in the “Happiest Place on Earth”- Walt Disney World .

 

Roseate Spoonbill taking in the beautiful sunset along Florida Gulf Coast.

Roseate Spoonbill taking in the beautiful sunset along Florida Gulf Coast.

Taken in the Manu Preserve of Peru, these longwing butterflies show no sign of fear of the large Black Caiman.

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    46 Comments

  1. You’ve got my vote! Sweet pictures, particularly he snake and frog!

    • Thanks Katie!! Glad you enjoyed the photography!

  2. You’ve got my vote, too! incredible photos!

    • Thanks Jessie! Much appreciated!

  3. Absolutely stunning photos!

    • Thank you Stephanie!!

  4. Wildlife photography has always escaped me – these are great!!

    • Thanks Cat! Ive learned that the main key to it is patience! You have to take around 100 shots just to get one which is good :D!!

  5. You’ve got our vote. Have you thought of offering wildlife photography holidays, Megan? You’d make a great tutor.

    • Hi Guys! Thanks for your vote – much appreciated! We hadn’t actually thought of that before, but it’s a great idea. We are hoping of setting up a wildlife travel blog later in the year, so this may be a great option for a long term goal. Thankyou!

  6. Good luck!

    • Thanks Bethaney!! Fingers crossed!

  7. These photos are crazy! Crazy amazing, that is. Just voted <3

    • Thansk Silvia! Seriously appreciate it! Have a wonderful week :)

  8. Such beautiful and crisp photography!

    • Thankyou Lillie!

  9. Gorgeous photos, but I feel so bad for that poor frog at the top! I guess that’s the circle of life though. lol! And good luck with the contest!!

    • You said it – circle of life! And sadly I wasn’t about to sacrifice my hand to try and save the poor little guy lol :D Thanks Cory!

  10. Great photos, although the snake eating the frog bothers me. I HATE snacks. Can’t even look at a picture of them. Seriously, great job on these.

    • Thanks Lance!! Mike has a whole collection of snake photos that would probably make you cringe!! They’re definitely not my favorite creatures either!!

  11. Stunning photos! That photo of the mother and child in the Serengeti, had be captivated. I was trying to imagine how my life would be if I was her. WOW.

    • Thankyou! I’m glad we could reach you through our photography – being at the Masai camp was an incredibly sobering experience. Really makes you appreciate the wonderful life we have been blessed with.

  12. My favourite was the seal – he looked so content sunning himself :-)

    • Not a bad life being a seal!!

    • He looks wellfed too, doesn’t he?

    • Haha he does! No doubt California’s coastline offers amazing opportunities for a feast for him :D!

  13. Beautiful photos, the photos with the spider and the other with the snake eating a frog are absolutely amazing!

    • Thankyou Gabor! We try our best to capture the less photographed moments! Have a wonderful weekend :)

  14. You got my vote!! You guys take amazing photos, very enjoyable post!! ^_^ Good luck in the contest! :)

    • Thankyou Dawn! Truly appreciated :) Will keep you updated!!

  15. Jeepers Meg! What an incredible photo essay. Once of the best I’ve ever seen. You’ve got my vote, I can’t wait to see your safari photographs!

    • Thanks so much Charli! Greatly appreciated! Fingers crossed – would be some amazing photography opportunities in Namibia!!

  16. Some great shots here. The caiman with the butterflies is cool, but I also dig the snake eating the frog and the roseate spoonbill close-up. How’d you get so close?!

    • Mike has a way of sneaking up on wildlife – he has it mastered down to a fine art now!! He has a lot of patience as well as a phenomenal zoom!

  17. Wow Megan, these are fabulous. I can’t see how you wouldn’t win!

    • Thanks Erin! Fingers crossed!

  18. I absolutely love animal encounters while traveling, and you’ve got some great shots here! The one of the snake and frog is probably my favorite.

    Best of luck on the contest– you’ve got my vote!

    • Thanks Beth! Fingers crossed – would be amazing to get to Namibia!

  19. Wow! Such great photos!! I love them all but my favorite was the seal–so cute! Good luck!

    • Thanks Jenna!!

  20. I love every single of those shots, but grasshoppers must be my favourite!

    • Lol we got a pretty amusing video of the grasshoppers as well – will have to pull it up for YouTube!

  21. Wow! If you don’t get the best votes there’s something wrong here. I think my favorite is of the snake eating a frog; what a great moment to capture the essence of life (and unfortunately for the frog death). The circle of life is a beautiful yet brutal thing! :-)

    • Thanks Ron! Unfortunate for the frog for sure – but as you said – brutal but beautiful!

  22. Great photos, really amazing the snake eating the frog is wonderful. Oh, and also interesting website full of good posts and resources.

    • Thanks Alberto! Glad you enjoy the website :) Have a wonderful week!

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