Wildlife Photography

Wildlife photography is a photographic genre concerned with photographing and documenting wildlife in their natural habitat. Wildlife photography requires photographic skills but on top of that what is much more needed are knowledge of the photographed wild animals, and quite an amount of patience. Wildlife photography by RL Photostyle presents images of wildlife animals and also provides information on a variety of animals. 

My spare time is dedicated to bird watching and to looking out for mammals too. Though, bird watching / ornithology takes pride of the place, so to speak. Of course, the animal theme is combined with photography. Animal photography is now a substantial part of my photographic work. 

 

This section shows wildlife pics. The captures show animals in their habitat; there are no images from pets or animals kept in a zoo. This section will be extended from time to time.

 

Also, wildlife is a special topic because it is so different from my other work you can see in this website.

 

This site is meant to grow, meaning, species will be added over time and also mammals will be included soon.

 

However, I must admit that ornithology is one of my oldest favourite topics at all, which is why birds are preferred.

So, stay tuned. Any comments, just let me know.

 

Part of my wildlife work is published on Instagram and on Facebook.

 

A separate website on wildlife and nature was set up and can be found here.

 

Some information on birdwatching can be found directly after the links to the species.  If you are interested in bird photography just click here.


The following links will lead you to the respective sub-sections directly. Also, you can click the pic and you will also be directed to the sub-section:


Birds

Northern Gannet

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Gannet captured in flight
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Head of a gannet

Gulls

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Lesser black-backed gull
Herring gull
Herring gull (Larus argentatus)
Black-headed gull
Black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus)

Grey Heron

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
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Grey Herron

The Crow Family

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Jackdaw

Wild Geese

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Graylag goose swimming on a lake
Barnacle geese
Barnacle Geese

Ducks

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mallard on a lake

Birds of Prey

Buzzard buteo buteo
Buzzard (Buteo buteo)

The Mute Swan

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White Swan on a lake

Coots

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Adult coots on a lake

Great Crested Grebe

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Great Crested Grebe

Waders - Oystercatcher

Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)

Profile: Sanderling Calidris alba

The Sanderling, species Calidris alba, is a small wading bird and belongs to the Order Charadriiformes. The most essential behaviour shown by the Sanderling is erractically running up and down the beach while feeding, the bird is extremely active. On the beach the bird races after the retreating waves and races back to the wet sand. This behaviour is also shown in the Wadden Sea during low tide when the bird races to and for between puddles. During feeding it can happen that the Sanderling gets as close as 20 cm to people standing quietly on the beach.

 

Length: 18-20 cm

Size: Similar to the Dunlin though plumper

Breeding: In the High Arctic areas of North America, Europe and Asia, thereby covering a substantial part of the Paleaarctic

Behaviour: generic racing along the retreating waves on the beach and running back to the wet sand, erractic behaviour, very fast. Systematic picking with the beak in the sand. 

Sanderling Calidris alba
Sanderling Calidris alba

Woodpigeon

common wood pigeon image
Woodpigeon on a field

Swallows

Swallow hirundo rustica
Swallows (Hirundo rustica)

Starling

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Starling feeding in the meadows

Tits

Blue tit parus caeruleus Cyanistes caeruleus
Blue tit (Parus caeruleus)

Larks

sky lark
Sky lark

Mammals

Rodents

Beaver
Beaver swimming

Game

fallow deer
Fallow deer

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