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Expressive animal portrait photography

Today we have with us 27 really expressive animal and wild life animal portrait photographs from Fotopedia & Flickr.

The photographer’s did an amazing job capturing in each photo completely the feelings and emotions of the animal, since wild animal photography generally is a quite a challenging task.

Wildlife photography is regarded as one of the more challenging forms of photography. As well as needing sound technical skills, such as being able to expose correctly, wildlife photographers generally need good field craft skills. For example, some animals are difficult to approach and thus a knowledge of the animal’s behavior is needed in order to be able to predict their actions. Photographing some species may require stalking skills or the use of a hide/blind for concealment.

So with no further ado let’s get started and enjoy their works!

Bighorn Ram by Debora Ratliff

Bighorn Ram by Debora Ratliff

Lisbon Zoo Tiger - photo by Aires Dos Santos

Lisbon Zoo Tiger – photo by Aires Dos Santos

photo by Yo575 on Flickr

photo by Yo575 on Flickr

Enjoying the view photo by Frank Peters

Enjoying the view photo by Frank Peters

Lisbon Zoo Mammal photo by Aires Dos Santos

Lisbon Zoo Mammal photo by Aires Dos Santos

photo by Aires Dos Santos

photo by Aires Dos Santos

photo by Aires Dos Santos

photo by Aires Dos Santos

photo by Arno & Louise Wildlife on Flickr

photo by Arno & Louise Wildlife on Flickr

photo by Benoit Ruel

photo by Benoit Ruel

photo by Benoit Ruel

photo by Benoit Ruel

photo by Frank Peters

photo by Frank Peters

photo by Frank Peters

photo by Frank Peters

photo by Frank Peters

photo by Frank Peters

photo by Frank Peters

photo by Frank Peters

photo by Frank Peters

photo by Frank Peters

photo by Jean Spector

photo by Jean Spector

photo by Jose Paulo Carvalho Pereira

photo by Jose Paulo Carvalho Pereira

photo by Paola Frogheri

photo by Paola Frogheri

photo by Tucker Phillips

photo by Tucker Phillips

photo by ucumari on Flickr

photo by ucumari on Flickr

photo by Will Smith

photo by Will Smith

Red Panda by Frank Peters

Red Panda by Frank Peters

Red Panda up in a tree photo by Frank Peters

Red Panda up in a tree photo by Frank Peters

Ring Tailed Lemur photo by Captain Chickenpants on Flickr

Ring Tailed Lemur photo by Captain Chickenpants on Flickr

Sisters photo by Frank Peters

Sisters photo by Frank Peters

mother and child photo by Frank Peters

mother and child photo by Frank Peters

Mammal photo by Aires Dos Santos

Mammal photo by Aires Dos Santos

Hope you enjoyed this post as much as i did finding and selecting the images!

Which one you like the most? And what you think the depicted animal is feeling?

(All images are licensed under creative commons, but be sure to check out each individual license if you plan on using them in a way other than presenting the photographers’ work.)