rainforest photography - Dreamstime

Just two weeks ago I came back from a 20 day trip in the peruvian amazon, beginning in the Andes cloud forest and ending in the flatland rainforest along the Madre de Dios river. The biodiversity is just amazing but the conditions for wildlife photography quite hard. You have to cope with changes from extreme highlights in the hole of the forest canopy with a bird sitting as a perfect silhouette, which forces you to compensate exposure or block the AE on a similar (hopefully) lighted object to absolute darkness when your subject is in the middle of the thick rainforest vegetation. There is no ISO to compensate (I was using up to ISO 2000 on a Canon 5D Mark II). Flash is often useless as it bounces from branches and leaves which are more close to you than the object. All that meant that every picture has to be "chased" which also gives you a lot of satisfaction and moreover, many pictured species are not present in the DT database! All in one a unforgettable experience..

Photo credits: Joan Egert.

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June 06, 2012


Hi Peter - Congratulations on your images, they are superb.
I am a professional wildlife artist based in London, UK - & I am looking for reference for my next painting, which will be of a Litltle Owl(s). I am particularly interested in your photo of 'Little Owl feeding Chicks' & was wondering if you would allow me to construct a painting based on your composition of that photograph. You can contact me via: birdmanday@yahoo.com I'll wait to hear from you before i commence.

Many thanks,
Nick Day.

August 18, 2011


Gorgeous!! Congratulations!

August 18, 2011


Beautiful photos.
I too have travelled a lot in the rainforests of the neotropics and agree that it is a challange to get the right light.

June 19, 2011


Amazing photos!

June 19, 2011


Beautiful Photos!!!

June 18, 2011


Wow....it must be an exciting travel for you.
Great pictures and like those pictures in you portfolio.


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