On August 21, 2017, from Oregon to South Carolina the day will turn black, because of a total Solar Eclipse.
NatureGraphy welcomes all nature photographers to turn their eyes to the sun and capture this special event for the rest of the world to see and gain notoriety from our Total Solar Eclipse photography contest.
Before technology, these once in a lifetime events just occured with no prior notice but this generation will have a chance to prepare, capture and share with future generations the universe’s wonders.
NatureGraphy’s Best Moment of the Day goes to Nancy Elwood,for this special moment of an adult Barn Swallow feeding the chicks in mid-air.
Right angle and right shutter speed, and a bit of luck, all came together to make this image turn out. This adult barn swallow would fly by its chicks and feed them on the fly, VERY quickly!!! As soon as I saw an adult flying towards them I focused on the branch the chicks were perched on and pressed on my shutter. Taken at the Apopka Wildlife Drive, Florida with the Nikon D500 and Nikon 500 f/4E, FL, ED, VR lens, iso 3200, f/10, 1/1600, handheld. By Nancy Elwood
NatureGraphy’s Spotlight Photo goes to Ron Conigliarofor this shocking photo of angry looking wild Leopard.
another in my series of, “how they look when they are angry at you” this leopard was giving me a warning to stay put (which i gladly did). immediately after this, the leopard came to the jeep and rubbed it’s body on the rear tire of the jeep. at one point, i could have reached down and touched it – my guides words, “keep cool” seemed a bit overstating the obvious. a thrilling moment… btw, this shot is sepia because you cannot light a predator and give away it’s position to prey. special lights are used with a green filter. because of the green cast on the shot, i decided to use this effect. Okavango Delta, Botswana. By Ron Conigliaro