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Five suggestions for getting awesome underwater photos

1. Some things are so much more important than getting the shot. Underwater photography carries an elevated, but manageable, risk of death or serious injury and following safe diving practises must be the priority, no matter how exciting or unique the potential image may be. Competency with general diving skills, especially buoyancy control, is not only essential for your safety but without them your images will be underwhelming, at best.2. Respect the underwater environment. Following on from point... continue reading

Get To Know The Birds of Turkey - 15 - Scops Owl

Hello everybody,It’s been quite a long time since my last update on Birds of Turkey. Now, it’s time to continue with the series. This article’s subject is:EURASIAN SCOPS OWL - OTUS SCOPSWith sizes between 19-21 cm and wingspan around 47-54 cm, they are one of the smallest owl species. clearly smaller than Little Owl. Scops owls are typical owls mostly belonging to the genus Otus. Approximately 45 living species are known, but new ones are frequently recognised and unknown ones are still being... continue reading

Wildlife Photography tour in Italy

Skua nature http://www.skuanature.com is an italian company dedicated to offer wildlife experiences mainly thru their excellent photography hides in Italy and Spain but also other countries like Romania.My first stop was at the Vercelli rice fields near Torino where I concentrated mainly on waders due to the swampy marsh habitats of the area. I stayed three days and had a lot of photographic fun under the guidance of my Skua nature guide Andrea.My next destination was the Vall di Argenta... continue reading

Diving for images in Komodo National Park

[Manta ray (Manta alfredi) with attendant cleaner fish : OMD E-M1ii and M.Zuiko 8mm Fisheye; Nauticam NA-EM1ii and Zen DP-170 @ ISO64, f4, 1/250s]   Mention the Komodo National Park to most people, and they will probably think of Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis). Mention it to a diver and they’ll most likely think of strong currents, stunning reefs, abundant big fish and turtles, and then maybe the dragons. Fair-play to the dragons, at up to 3 meters long and over 150 kilos in weight,... continue reading

How I fell in love with photography

My name is David Cutts and I was born and raised in the great state of Texas.As a child, I spent many hours hunting and fishing with my father.Over the years I grew to have a deep appreciation for the outdoors and a love for nature and wildlife.As an adult, I’ve had the privilege and honor of being able to teach my kids some of the same things my father taught me.     As I’ve grown older and wiser (mostly older!), I’ve realized that what I enjoyed the most about hunting... continue reading

Fine furry friends

As I told in a previous blog, I'm an eager bird watcher / photographer. Birds are perfect targets for nature photographers, you can find them almost everywhere. Even in big cities, in the closest parks, even in winter (unlike butterflies!) and they are comfortable size - you dont need a macro lense.This time however, I'd like to show you a few furry friends. Some of my successfull wild mammal portraits.This fluffy bunny (Eastern cottontail - Sylvilagus floridanus) was a pro model, eating a... continue reading

Respect the wildlife

Travelling trough animal kingdom , humans are the visitors.Do not feed the animals,You may think you’re doing something nice.The consequences can be tragic. Animals die as a result, and sometimes people do, too. But it also has the potential for causing major problems down the road for the next hiker or photographer who decides to keep their food for themselves.  Allow animals free access to water sources by giving them the buffer space they need to feel secure. Ideally, camps should... continue reading

Day for Biological Diversity - 22 May

I want to share with you some of my latest photos of nature. Nature is so beautiful and hopefully it stays that way.    continue reading

Yellowstone National Park is wild and smelly :)

I have been to a few national parks of USA, I like them all. However, I like Yellowstone National Park most. It is unique and the earliest National Park in the world. I am impressed by the smelly geysers, the colorful bacteria field, the beautiful falls, the lupines, the bison, the deers, the bears,the swan and the feeling of being wild. I am missing you all.                 continue reading

Mesmerizing Tea Plantations

Have you ever visited a tea plantation area?I was born in a beautiful place called Munnar in South of India.Surrounded by tea plantation this place offers you a visual treat. Anywhere you turn you think the hills are covered with some magical green carpet. If one is lucky you can spot wildlife such as elephants, Sambar deer etc.Anyone planning for some exciting nature photography tea plantations are one of the places you should consider.  continue reading

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