35 Truly Dramatic Examples of Animal Photography
Sometimes we take wildlife pictures that we see in books and magazines for granted; seldom does it give you the impressions that they were taken easily. The truth is, photographing animals (especially in wildlife) is very involved, such a moment could only be told through some timely amazing shots. For someone who loves animals, photographing them can be both very fulfilling and frustrating at the same time. Excellent animal photography requires experience, knowledge and patience.
Animals can make very eye catching subjects to photograph in wild. Taking wildlife photography in a place where the animals don’t fear humans makes your task a bit difficult. In their natural environment, animals often provide many opportunities for taking dramatic shots. Let's now take a look at some of these dramatic images of animal photography to see emotions in the wild nature.
These are absolutely incredible. I love them all, but especially love the black cat – it’s all about being in the right place at the right time I guess! Thanks!
Or knowing how to use PhotoShop.
shuddup Brent. Its obvious that this person didn’t use photoshop.
looks at some of the photos, its almost imposible to get motion blur like that with even a high end slr camera… and where on the planet (relating to the very first photo) does there exsist a place where animals are visibel with a complety black backdrop???.
These are def shopped
Clearly this is photoshoped, I can tell by some of the pixels
see, us old farts remember a time when we used to believe a photograph.
I changed my desktop background to the black cat photo.
me too, love those cat’s
Awesome Photography !! well done
Wow, stunning! I love the cat/mouse photo.
i love your moms photo ;) (winky face)
That’s just unnecessary.
u r just unnesecessary…
Your horrible spelling is unnecessary.
Honey, don’t talk to the poor man’s mom like that. ;) (douchebag-winky face.)
I think it is quite necessary
anon posting never works out well
Was she the baboon?
Cat and mouse photo was one of my favourites! And yeah, they are truly and utterly astonishingly amazing! :):D
I agree, I especially love that the mouse is holding a goldfish cracker in it’s dainty little mouth.
Cool roundup. I like most of them
This is incrediable !!!!! I’m a photographer but i still do not know how make same photos
Its mostly Adobe Photoshop, sorry to burst your bubble.
Indeed… It’s obviously shopped…
The wonders of this beautiful planet are composed of the creatures which inhabit it.
Really awesome! There is nothing more fantastic than our nature. And think about, how long it takes to get those photos! Great
I vote for the one with the owl! Awesome photography.
Great collection of images. Too many good ones to pick the best.
You forgot the dramatic picture of my Schnauzer:
thats a great pic too x x
your baby is very cute, very Colin.
Amazing ! Thanks.
The snake one is from a Fark Photoshop contest, but the funny thing about that is that it’s less interesting than some of the ones that are clearly real photos. Some great stuff here.
Very nice pictures!!
Love the snail.
the snails amazing!
Hats-off to nature’s creation and the one who captured it for us to see.
These pics are sufficient for people to love nature and help it HEAL.
NATURE CALLS FOR AID !!!
Incredible images! The one with the eagle is awesome.
Very nice collection. My favorite is no. 7 :)
Awesome! I like all of this collection. Excellent work.
Some are really amazing, but a few are photoshop jobs. Overall great collection. Cheers!
Really awesome pictures and pretty cool animals!! Excellent work, thumbs up!
Absolutely phenomenal! Great work!
Fabulous Collection.. Great Post :)
Awesome photos! Great post!
great collection! as always
but, today I have to tell… Where are photographer’s names ??
Please, waste some minutes and add their names, they are more than the half of this pieces of art, is their work….
thanks in advance
You need to learn English before you post anything else.
All and all very nice photo’s. I have one remark though: The photo of the snake attacking the bird is fake. I don’t know whether it was the post author’s intention to only show real photo’s or not, but that one for sure isn’t one. Seen how the same snakehead has been applied to more photo’s.
Wow, those were some amazing shots.
The one of the cat & mouse was cool, and I loved the dramatic lighting on the housecats, lol.
@Dratio Do you have other examples w/the snakehead? That’s interesting, I wouldn’t be surprised though… That shot would have had to be a one-in-a-trillion chance.
ummm i love almost all of the pictures but the one with the Yorkie pittbull/mixed well i like the yorkie cute cute cute but the picture isnt very much proffesional which is what i recall they wanted
First image is the best, haven’t seen it in other recent similar collections. And agree that photoshopped images are less interesting than some real ones!
Noticed a few comments about the fake snake picture. Might be best to separate real from photoshopped in the future.
I thought the snail picture was amazing. And I never pass up the sight of a gorgeous kitty photo!
It’s not long before there is no difference between a photo that is Photoshopped and one that isn’t. Several cameras are integrating algorithms derived from Photoshop to enhance a picture as it is being recorded. Should those be separate as well? Not. Who cares, really? These photos are no less beautiful because they are created rather than captured.
Cool pics! Nice…
Wow. Really amazing photography.
Amazing! Must get me a camera.
Awesome Photography!!! :-)
I love animal photography. check this funny picture of my pug called “Caramelle”: http://andrislinz.ch/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/caramelle1.jpg
that is a pretty adorable picture!
These are really awe-inspiring photos. Especially for a animal lover like me.
Love the rhino.
The little penguin is saying “Where can I buy sneaks like those? What a lucky penguin!” Haha. Each of these photographs have so much to say! The bison photo is incredible as well. Seems so surreal. Thanks for sharing!
That’s a kiwi, actually. :P
Actually its too big to be a kiwi and also it has wings which a kiwi doesnt.
Baby King peguin i would say:
A kiwi looks like this:
Some of these photos aren’t all that dramatic, but a lot of them are amazing. I love the first photo.
May I add this one too?
truly amazing.. breathtaking really, one of the best pictures i have ever seen.
very great works, big pictures
The are very spectacular!!! Well, most of them, but anyway, they all look good!
Awesome photography… all are good.
Pretty amazing … good work
Serious?! Obvious photo shop on some pics….. Pathetic! The real pics cool … but try shooting with a 35 mm with low speed film and catch those pics, Then you’ll Impress me!
wat spectacular images..great catch i must say..amazing timing, superb composition and nice clarity..very much inspiring..
I love nature and I love this pictures.
They’re just incredible and someway inspiring.
All cats are awesome!
Awesome! Great works…
Hard to decide which one I like best – quite simple to choose the worst: green background, snake & redbreast looks like a photoshop disaster to me. Thanks for sharing.
extraordinary artistic talent…thank you
Wow… This is breathtaking! Almost makes me want to be a wildlife photographer…. Almost.
Glad I found your site. Amazing work! On a side note – is it odd that every time I see a little bird about to be eaten I suddenly think of Twitter?
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Algum problema? Se sim removo o artigo do meu blog!
YOUR SOOOOOO BORINGG – ITS BEAUTIFULL :P JUST ACCEPT THERE A BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER THAN Y :pp
Absolutely AMAZING photographs!!! Thanks for such a totally cool post :))
i loved the tiger ones!
Awesome collection of photos. I love the tiger and water photo at the top. Nice work!
These pictures are truly awesome. Very well done! Just amazing!
those were great pictures
It’s truely amazing!
Fantastic photography! i’m so touched by all the photos… its beautiful
omg i hope the bird was okaa :) xx gorgeous picss darlin’s xx i lovee the tigerr and the cat nd mouse ;) xxx
No.20 owl is displeased
the most incredible photography i’ve ever seen. the majority of these are just so raw, which is hard to come across nowadays. i’m glad none of this was dolled up. fantastic!
awww, baby harpseal
Oh wow, nice photos. Interesting stuff.
i love the one with the 2 birds with crazy hair looking in opposite directions. it almost looks like one face. i like the one with the white tiger and the monkey, too. they’re all good.
Amazing….but the Cat & Mouse one does not seem real…becos of the bone in the mouse’s mouth…That looks like the artist’s creativity….
And you are very handsome….
wow. this is stunning. nature never fails to amaze me
it’s really cute.
Gr8 Photo man.nice Work…………!
Simply Awesome. Damn good photography. Loved it.
Cool. Expecially nice kittens ^_^
haha, some of the photos are totally photoshopped, the mouse and cheese? how totally awesome photoshopping skills, try harder next time
I’ve seen a few of these elsewhere but they’re awesome nonetheless. Nice collection.
I believe the one with the two dogs chasing the rabbit is a still from a movie- unfortunately I can’t think of what movie it is, and I just watched it a few days ago. *blonde moment*
Otherwise very nice collection of photos. I love the tiger rising up out of the water.
Yeah I thought that too. The movie is Snatch. Though I’m not sure if it’s a still from the movie, it is very similar.
that is soooo awesome!! you got me inspired ;)
Those pics are amazing if anyone knows how those were taken plz let me no
really wonderful,nature has checks at all levels.
Its a Great Job done ! WELL DONE !
Very pretty, very stunning. A good deal of these get the effect in edit, but still very, very good!
Great collection !
It would be rare to see anything like the reality captured in those shots. … so cool.
These are wonderful photos and took a lot of time to take. These are not just a one shot time, usually. Thank you for sharing them. Yes I love the cat and mouse one too.
awesome images made by professional photographers
These are amazingly awesome! I love ’em!
Best animal pictures i’ve ever seen.
Rare to find pictures with such expressions…
awesome, gr8 work
i LOVE these pictures!! they are amazing!!!
Really great photos, thanks for sharing. :)
these are beautiful!
I LOVE the picture of the kiwi bird. :D it’s so cute. :]
Amazing photos <3
This is really stunning!
someday, i’m going to beat up my guidance counselor for not telling me about getting into photography, those are amazing
Amazing. brilliant stuff
OMG these photo’s are unreal!!!!
They capture characteristics that people would hardly ever see! thank you to the photographers for your brilliant work!!
Really sweety animals and don’t so much, wildlife.
stumbled from germany….pretty amazing pics ….tumbs up
I am loving these photos man… cute animals too ;)
nice pictures ! ty for your share
Wonderful, beautiful, fair nations most
I LOVE THE ONE WITH THE BIRD LOOKING AT HUMAN FOOTPRINTS. Sad and cute.
As I see from the comments from the source sites, most of them are photoshoped. Or are they all ?
Some of the most breathtaking examples of wildlife photography I have ever seen. A marvelous presentation.
wtf!!!why is that wolf on a chain at all.who’s letting dogs near him.lett’im off n see what’s up.looks cruel to me.outside of that lovely photos
Amazing! I like the monkey and white tiger one.
wow! great collection, love the bird looking at human footsteps.
some of them are so obviously photoshopped though …
Awesome pictures ouaaaaa !!!!!!!!
i want to be the tiger in ice… am ready to give all :)
is the cat mouse photoshopped though??!!??
Wish the poster would actually track down the source. The cat and mouse picture source leads to another “Best Dramatic Wildlife” post with no credit given. Disgusting cannibalism of content no one creates.
You definitely could have left out the picture with the wolf and the white dog.
Wow! That’s all I can say what a genius job on those photos I can’t even select the best one just awe inspiring!
People always have a negative outlook on photoshop. Yea it can degrade a photo to nothing, but it’s all apart of what you can do creatively to a photo. Creativity is creativity and you can’t knock that. In conclusion I say as artists we should give the author more praise just in his efforts to create something outside the box. It takes a lot of guts to be original in this world.
I liked the one with the white tigers and the chimp.
The penguin looking at prints is very pretty.
I also love the snake moving to strike taken from the front. This must have been dangerous.
Wonderful pictures. I just tweet-ed your site!
What Beautiful Animals, Excellent photography, just goes to show we have lots to look after in this Beautiful World!!! Before we Destroy it all
Espectaculares fotos, debemos respetar a estos seres tan hermosos que comparten nuestro mundo porque es de ellos también :)
What Beautiful Animals, Excellent photography, nice work……………………………………………………………………………………….
hmm really amaizing..i just love animals
Wow,the snake and bird picture is just stunning!
I was bothered by the “wolf attacking dog” pic, until I saw the source. Turns out the wolf was reacting to being attacked by the white dog (and one other) while chained down. So, I don’t know who to root for (and would rather not have to “root” for either.)
Most of these are NOT wild animals…
I dare someone to get that close to a wild tiger or male lion. Depicting these animals as wild does a disservice to the conservation efforts because people think the wild animals are cute and approachable.
The details at the beginning are very helpful if you do animal photography, and the photographs themselves are just drop-dead amazing. I just wish that they would add the camera’s names that they took the photograph, with.
GREAT!! FANTASTIC!! AWESOME!!!
Many things have to combine: a good camera, a nice day and being in the right place at the right time!!
Thanks for the share!
I found the unnecessary over-emphasis on “nature, red in tooth and claw” very irritating, but every time I started to navigate away from the site I saw another photo that was so interesting I saved it and scrolled down to look for others. Its a very mixed bag of random button-pushers.
Great photos that portray nature as it is – delicately aggressive.
nice pics …
Does it matter if they have been photoshopped or have claws. Time in life to just enjoy!
Awesome Clicks…Really loved each one of them…
Really super quality hand-picked photos! I luv the black cat one….
Loved all the shots, Specially the first tiger in water shot
Awesome. Can I suggest mine ? http://www.flickr.com/photos/athur/3298390666/in/set-72157614210767881/
One of the best
I have See so far
God Blessed the photographer
Subjects and photo capture are just wonderful! : )
Have to become a member of this blog, superb posting. Found it on bing.
Most of the photos are great, but if you’re the sort of person that likes to see a rabbit pulled apart by a pair of dogs then there is something wrong with you.
suck my balls these pictures are ugly and retarded and fags
Parabéns pelo conteúdo do site.
Fotos simplesmente fantásticas e maravilhosas.
These are stunning! I’d love to have any of these framed in my house. Hell I’d even buy a print of one! Great stuff thanks!
this was incredible and so fetching to my heart…amazing…
I can truly say these are the best animal pictures I have ever seen a work of art!!! you are very good!!!
this is nice an cool images
I’ve never made a comment about anything on the net before. THESE ARE FABULOUS! – bb
love so mach
Great pictures… very nice collection. I’d love to take same pictures like these some day… even thou I’m not a widelife photographer…
Great collection !
That snake & robin would make a curious christmas card scene.
These photos are INCREDIBLE
these photos are beautiful……
These are fierce, spectacular photographs!
Awwwww. How cute!
Lovely photos. Some of these are just striking.
You made my day :) Thanks!
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I know for a fact that some of these are photoshopped. such is the case of the rattlesnake and finch for example
And the cat chasing the mouse that has a small wedge of cheese in its mouth
Truly fabulous photos of beautiful animals.
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Awesome!! i like it All.. wonderful!
wonderful and beautiful
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wow,it is great
These are some of the most breathtaking photos Ive ever seen. That kind of dedication is admirable to say the least.
These are some of the best animal images I have ever seen. Great job putting them together!
that shits gay
Wow! That first image of the Tiger is amazing. I can’t even begin to think how much time and prep work went into some of these amazing images.
Great original photos on the whole, but surely some creative editing on a couple ;-)
wow! i love all the pictures :) great job!
Very nice pictures, The White Tiger one is especially beautiful.
Yeah, some are photoshoped. But nice, anyways ;)
Oh, I get it. You’re pretending to be an expert on photoshop! Ha! You’re funny. But I know that you MUST realize there are actually photographers out there who do take some pretty ridiculous photographs that are, you know, real. Because not everybody has the time to sit around and claim they took photographs when they are really photoshopped pictures. Usually, when a person goes around telling others something–for examples, that every photo they look at is photoshopped–that usually means it’s because they’re paranoid someone will catch on to the fact that they are doing it themselves. Like when a liar accuses everyone else of lying. Hmm.
You know what, I totally agree, I would never have even thought that these were photoshopped, it’s a shame when someone can’t leave a nice comment without having a little dig at them. I personally love these photos especially the owl catching it’s pray, and the baby sea lion, so cute, oh! And the other one I thought was amazing was the cat chasing the little mouse, the concentration on both there faces was intense.
Yes, the snake after a bird was totally photo shopped.
Sure, some of these are dramatic. Then again…some are just kittens.
Im impressed, I must say. Really rarely do I see a blog thats both educational and entertaining, and let me tell you, you’ve hit the nail about the head.
Very nice collection, thanks for sharing!
These are great photo.
Very natural, and looks killer to me.
Inspirative animal photography.
very very wonderful
Love these cute pictures!
these are beautiful
I very like to see a black cat picture. I don’t know why but it feels so strong image and have a very big artistic things.
The image of the snake about to swallow the bird is striking. These are all amazing pictures.
nice collection of nature images
i like it….
Indeed very unique photography,
These are simply superb, never before seen anything like these.
Some stunning examples there :)
nice.. pretty epic!
its Awesome Photography….. Classic shots…..
these pictures are so beautiful !!! i really love the tigers/cats !!!
I love those picture, there definition , the beauty and the perfection of these colour and textures. The nature is here perfect.
is really beatiful picture, thanks ! c:
these r awesome pictures
Crisp, sharp, shots. Watch out, birds, there is snake RIGHT behind you!
this all photos are amazing I like very much, this is hard work for photographer
i salute to the photographer
yeah! some are just kittens, that’s why things turns to dramatic. Things are not common in the animal kingdom unfortunately!
Think about your great majestic kingdom.
Nothing personal, try to make things easier. FOCUS ON THAT.
The snake one is fake. The snake is actually a dead snake at a museum.
Awsome collection of pics…Great snaps. Most Animals are on the move!!
Oh wow this are amazing cool super doper pictures i really love them i wish i could take some pictures like this !!!!
One of these is from a movie, i will not mention what movie if you don’t already know, but i just hope that the person claiming these photos actually took it.
very striking photos!
The photo of the bison is entitled “Three Amigos,” and was taken by Steve Hinch in Yellowstone National Park. He has done some very beautiful work.
Nice work. beautiful photos
Just Magnifique !!!!
Stunning photography, really shows much effort that has been put in.
Absolutely love the Tigers, are they kissing or fighting! perfect caption :)
some of them angry, some are funny but whatever they all are beautiful part of this unimaginary world :)
Fantastic pictures, captured brilliantly. Especially love the Eagle close up shot, simple, strong and to the point! A big well done from us.