A fawn and a wolf puppy

Photographers and Wild Animals: Unexpected Encounters

The wild life photographers wait for endless hours to get the perfect shot, and sometimes they are surprised by the animals causing adorable pictures of their unexpected encounters.

A fawn and a wolf puppy
This is a photo by Liba Radova. A wolf puppy and a fawn (baby deer) are in the same shot!
The bear and the camera
Photo by Jim Lawrence. An ethical photographer and environmentalist, Jim Lawrence strives to present images that instill understanding of our fragile wilderness, and inspire respect for life in endangered ecosystems. Jim’s character was formed from experiences in the wilderness from early childhood. Growing up in the Lardeau Valley afforded opportunities like accompanying a fur trapper on a two-week trek along a remote trapline when he was thirteen. Through his photography Jim aspires to crystallize the character of the animals and considers observation of an animal’s life a profound honor. His patience and acuity is guided by an intention to raise consciousness about the lives of animals and the protection of wilderness habitat. During extended global travels, Jim studied photography formally at the Durban Institute of Technology in South Africa. kootenayreflections.com
Cheetah cub and photographer
An inquisitive cheetah cub climbs onto the back of photographer Stu Porter who captured the action on the savannah. Photo: Caters News Agency
A fox and a camera
I want to be a photographer!
A baby capuchin monkey and photographer
This baby capuchin monkey (he was 20 months old at this photograph) nicknamed I. J. after Indiana Jones. He is looking from his trainer Ben Britton’s camera. Photo: Gregg Porteous
A red squirrel and camera
A red squirrel and camera. “Red squirrels in winter” – a photo titled “hide and seek” by Dalia Kvedaraite.
Two chipmunks and a camera
Chipmunks are small, striped rodents of the family Sciuridae. All species of chipmunks are found in North America, with the exception of the Siberian chipmunk, which is found primarily in Asia. Here two eastern American chipmunks (Tamias striatus) exploring a camera, USA, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park.
A squirrel trying to be a photographer.
A squirrel trying to be a photographer.
A Koala and a video camera
The cutest cameraman ever!
A fox and photographer
Let me see how I look in the photo.
Two red squirrels and a camera
Two red squirrels and a camera. The red squirrel or Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is a species of tree squirrel in the genus Sciurus common throughout Eurasia.
A monkey and a camera
Looks like he really knows what he’s doing!
A cheetah and a photographer
Mtombi (meaning “little girl”) is a rescued cheetah at the Marula Camp, Tshukudu Game Lodge in South Africa. In this photo, she had been still for some time so the photographer decided to lie beside her and pretend to take photos. They found out later that Mtombi had caught wind to a nearby pride of wild lions—in the photo you can see her sensing their presence. Photographer Chris du Plessis grew up in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, South Africa and spent most of his free time in Kruger National Park, spotting, observing and photographing wild animals. He received his !rst camera at 22 years of age and his destiny was sealed. In 2007 he teamed up with SA direct to provide stock footage for them— that is when his passion for video work became a profession. Chris has filmed the diverse regions of South Africa for commissioned projects from governments, universities as well as the national and international private sector. His travel films, still photography, documentaries and promotional material meet and exceed international travelogue requirements. Chris now lives in Germany promoting his films and photo safaris. Photo: PhotosOfAfrica.com
A meerkat and photographer
The meerkat or suricate (Suricata suricatta) is a small carnivoran belonging to the mongoose family (Herpestidae). Meerkats live in all parts of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, in much of the Namib Desert in Namibia and southwestern Angola, and in South Africa.
Meerkats forage in groups with at least one sentry on duty at all times. They need to be extremely vigilant while they are out in the open so that they aren’t surprised by predators such as birds of prey or jackals. Meerkats aren’t very tall so they try to seek out the high ground in order to get a better view of their surroundings. The higher the vantage point the better so they will go to impressive lengths to find that perfect lookout post!
These meerkats are completely wild but over time they have become habituated to humans. This means it is possible to gain their trust and get really close to them. When people are around, these clever little creatures take full advantage of the situation and will sometimes climb on top of the nearest person for a better view out over the long grass. Sometimes they just decide that sitting on a warm human is more comfortable that sitting on the coarse sand! Photo: Burrard Lucas

Baby meerkats and camera
Two baby meerkats are playing with Burrard Lucas‘s camera.

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