The Amazing Nature Photography of Guido Mocafico

Guido Mocafico photographs of snakes

I seem to be mentioning animals quite a bit lately. When things get tough I usually retreat to nature, so it would make sense that if I’m blogging through a challenging period there will be more nature posts. Enough whining from me though, check out the patterns and colors on these beautiful snakes photographed by Guido Mocafico! I have a snake phobia as most of the deadliest snakes in the world seem to like living in Australia, but I can still appreciate their beauty. Guido is Italian, born in Switzerland, currently living in Switzerland and working in France, so lets just say he’s a European photographer ;-)  Continue Reading

Weird and Wonderful Nature Photography

nature photography

I sometimes wonder why artists bother when I look at nature. We have nothing on her awesomeness! All we do is splash about in the bath while nature roars with all the might of the ocean (hat tip to Salvador!). The taxonomist Arthur Anker does a great job of capturing some of the smaller, more beautiful and interesting parts of nature with his photographs of bugs, frogs, crabs, and other creepy crawlies. Continue Reading

Funny Animal Portraits

zoo portraits by yago partal

Some of these creations by Spanish photographer Yago Partal are much more successful than others. The Zoo Portraits project humanizes animals, making a cow look less like beef and a pig look less like bacon. I think we’re meant to relate to the animals, but it’s just as much about smiling too. They’re fun. Their outfits generally match the character of the animal.Continue Reading

Dog Portrait Photography

dog portrait photography

I love these dog portraits by the German photographer Ralph Hargarten. They look very human. He sets them up to be photographed like he would do people and then seems to capture the dogs with very human expressions. The pug dog below is a classic. Pugs are real characters.Continue Reading