#beinspiredby: Animal Behaviour

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28 March 2014:  Animal Behaviour

What makes a lioness crouch down, belly low to the ground, ears cocked forward and stalking closer one paw after the other? What makes a leopard leap into the air?

Is this always a magical and unique moment in nature?

Do they do it especially for us wildlife photographers?

These animals are merely responding to a situation or stimulus. That’s it. Yes, there’s certain behavioral responses that are not as commonly seen or captured, but it stays only that, a response or natural behavior.

As a wildlife photographer, it is our mandate to capture moments in nature. It is what we thrive after, that special frame, a once in a lifetime opportunity. Some images may have been captured by sheer luck, whilst others may have been planned and patiently waited for.

 

28 March 2014:  Animal Behaviour

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So this weeks #beinspiredby theme is Animal Behaviour.

This is a great opportunity to dig into the archives and look for all those shots displaying some amazing moments caught in the field. The beauty is that they don’t even have to be the best quality. Great & unique behaviour almost always trumps image quality.

It may have been a fluke or a well planned shot, and we would love to hear the story behind what it is that you captured. We are looking for great facial expressions, interactions between different species, moments of action and anything else you can think of.

How to be a part of #beinspiredby

Here is a step-by-step of how you can be a part of #beinspiredby each week.

Sharing on Facebook

  1. Each Thursday make sure you check out the blog where the weekly theme will be announced.
  2. From the theme announcement until Sunday evening, head on over to the Wild Eye Facebook page and upload your images.
  3. In your description include the name of your images, short description and use the hashtag #beinspiredby
  4. We will share images to Wild Eye Facebook page throughout the weekend and the Wild eye team will also share their images.
  5. On Monday Keep an eye on the Facebook page and blog for the Top 5 of the week.
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Sharing on Twitter

  1. Each Thursday make sure you check out the blog where the weekly theme will be announced.
  2. Share your images to Twitter and make sure to mention @wildeyesa and use the #beinspiredby hashtag
  3. On Monday Keep an eye on the Facebook page and blog for the Top 5 of the week.
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If you have any questions please let us know or just pop in to the Facebook page and we’ll assist from there!

So with all of that out of the way, here goes with the theme for this week which I will be hosting!

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