All Creatures, Great and Small

from Wildlife Promise

A National Wildlife Photo Contest Category Spotlight: Other Wildlife

This category is hopping! And also slithering, flying, swimming, buzzing and spinning webs. While their furry, feathered and fuzzy friends in the animal kingdom may grab more of the attention, the Other Wildlife category of the National Wildlife Photo Contest garners some of the more fascinating and unusual entries. This broad category includes portraits and photos showing the behavior of underwater life, reptiles, amphibians, insects, spiders and more.

Migrating Sockeye Salmon at Night. Photo by David Hall. 2012 National Wildlife Photo Contest winner.

Migrating Sockeye Salmon at Night. Photo by David Hall. 2012 National Wildlife Photo Contest winner.

 

Alligator and Florida gar. Photo by Marina Scarr. 2012 National Wildlife Photo Contest honorable mention.

Alligator and Florida gar. Photo by Marina Scarr. 2012 National Wildlife Photo Contest honorable mention.

 

Jumping spider. Photo by Colin Hutton. 2012 National Wildlife Photo Contest winner.

Jumping spider. Photo by Colin Hutton. 2012 National Wildlife Photo Contest winner.


Getting good photos of other wildlife can be tricky, because they are frequently some of the smallest of creatures. Photographer Rob Sheppard urges you to:

Forget lions, tigers and bears—start focusing your camera on the frogs, newts and insects all around us.

He offers 7 tips to help you take better photographs of small creatures.

For a look at this year’s creepy-crawly, underwater and scaly fun, visit our Photo Contest homepage. You can vote for and share your favorites or even enter your own photos. And if you love taking pictures of the wild things and wild life all around us, we encourage you to enter a few photos of your own!


All photos were entries in the Other Wildlife category of the National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 43rd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest >>