All Creatures, Great and Small
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.
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!