Wild Animals Images – Amazing Images for Every Space

Amazing Photographs for Every Project or Space

There are few photographs for a home or office as powerful as wild animals images, especially African animal photo prints. No matter what the space is, from classic Gothic to ultra-modern, photographs from the natural world can enhance any space, bringing photographs of a world without man into human spaces.

Wild animals images are as well for magazines, books, commercial or marketing and even for designing your website. Nature, wildlife and landscape photographs, the asset for web designers, marketers and business owners. Distinctive and memorable nature photographs are available for your immediate high resolution download in my photo galleries with rights managed or royalty free license.

I have been photographing nature and wildlife from Africa to the Arctic, from Southeast Asia to Japan, and I know that these are photographs are more than simply beautiful. They inspire emotions that humans have been feeling for millions of years.

 

Wild Animals images, African Elephant Bulls Fight in the savannah of the Etosha national park in Namibia

Two African elephant bulls fight in the savannah of Africa

Wild Animals Images for the Office, Editorial or Designers

Decorating An Office or a Website

Decorating an office or a website can be a difficult affair. It’s important to avoid any pictures that display a political ideology or religion. In the world of business, as all businesses become more global, the risk of alienating customers is a very real.

Many of the classic pictures from museums have a religious origin. Many modern art images are inscrutable and a bit off-putting for those who don’t understand the picture itself.

Wild animals images, such as the African wildlife photo prints and images from the Arctic, carry none of those stigmas. These pictures are relaxing and fit most decor, including the very modern to the classic stylings.

Many of these images also convey a certain mood and attitude. Here are a few examples:

      • Photos of elephants are excellent in an office where strength and stability are sought. Established law offices and accountants would find these types of images convey a solidity and reliability that they’re seeking.
      • Lions, tigers, and leopards are excellent for offices where aggressive power is preferred. Defense attorneys’, stock brokers’, and sports agents’ offices would be excellent.
      • Polar bears are perfect for offices, like technology companies. The white bear, white background, and the clean lines are excellent for the open spaces that many of the offices have.

 

African Lion B&W Art picture, fine art photograph for photo prints. Lion looking proudly back to his pride in the savannah

African Lion black and white photograph. This Lion was looking back to his pride

Wild Animals Images for Home

Every home decor can be home for wild animals images and nature photographs. Putting pictures up in nearly any home can help to add beauty and inspiration.

In a traditional country home, photos of animals from the local area are great. Homes that are more gothic or classical in design would be ideally complemented by photo prints of lions and other large cats.

Most importantly, choosing a style of photo that best fits the homeowner’s vision and ideas will be perfect. There are many choices that are amazing for every decor.

Some of my favourite photographs are the ones that I’ve taken of some of the world’s rarest wildlife, even the ones that I haven’t seen yet.

      • Black rhinos are so rare that there are only five thousand left in the world. Looking into their eyes as I took their picture I felt a love for them that was indescribable.
      • Curious, fearless, and adorable, the honey badger is a gorgeous animal that I was so excited to see in the wild.
      • Africa’s wild dogs are endangered. They were fun to watch and a bit terrifying. These pack animals can be at once playful and vicious.
      • There are penguins in Africa. On the list of animals that most beloved being cute and fun, penguins are at the top. African penguins are wonderful to watch.
      • A creature that looks like a prehistoric nightmare, the pangolin is like an anteater wearing a suit of armor.
      • The African black-footed cat looks like a house cat, but it’s not. It’s the smallest wild cat in Africa.
      • Aardvarks are slightly comical and make us want to stop and look more closely. (Not yet.)
      • Panthers are more than just scary. They are incredibly beautiful and mysterious, like a sliver of nighttime that has come to life. (Nope. Not this one yet either.)
      • Last not least, the lions and polar bears.

 
I haven’t been able to photograph all of the animals. Many are endangered or in decline.

 

Polar Bear standing at a rocky beach on a big boulder overlooking the Arctic Ocean in Svalbard Norway

Polar Bear standing at the edge on a beach overlooking the Artic Ocean in Svalbard / Norway

Color vs Black and White Photo Prints

Making the choice between black and white and color images is more than simply a matter of taste.

Colors evoke a mental state that arises spontaneously!

What the color of an image does for the emotions?

When choosing between color and black white animal photos, the feeling that a black and white image gives can change the meaning of the photo. For example, an image of a cheetah in black and white adds a bit of mystery and a classic feeling to the image. In color, there’s power and a feeling that this fantastic cat might take off at record speeds.

Images of elephants in black and white feel rustic, like the images of these majestic creatures from a time when there were fewer people in the world. In color, the gray and dark shadows of the elephant against the golden grass of a savannah or the green of jungle give a feeling that the animal is an alien creature in a brightly colored world.

Emotions and animals
As I’ve been pointing out, the emotions that animals evoke in us are visceral and intense. Pictures of wolves still give us a tiny twinge of fear. Lions and cheetahs empower us and make us feel like we can conquer the whole world. Images of elephants evoke strong emotions of safety and love.

 

Wild Animal, African Leopard stalking down a big tree trunk in Botswana.Eye focus on prey

This African leopard had a group of Impalas in its eyes while stalking down a big tree trunk

African Animal Prints – Capturing for Conservation

The only shooting that should be going on in Africa is shooting with cameras. While it might seem like a small gesture, purchasing images of animals in endangered areas, such as elephants in Africa or polar bears in the Arctic, provides more incentive for people to protect and conserve these majestic animals and their habitat.

As part of my life as a photographer, I have worked hard to make sure that I record images of these majestic wildlife and their habitats. As I noted in the list of animals above, I haven’t been able to photograph many of these animals because they are so rare.

Purchasing quality photographic prints from photographers, like me who lead photographic safaris, is a perfect way to promote eco-tourism. When these animals are more valuable alive for tourists than they are dead for some hunters wall, there will be a much larger push to promote conservation.

Wild Animals Images for You. No matter what wild animals images you choose, in black and white or color, you are bringing a piece of nature, often rare and endangered, into your project or home.

Review Of Some Of The Most Famous African Animals

What is Africa known for? Of course for it’s sheer diversity and grandiosity of its wildlife above all else.

 

They are one of the continent’s greatest assets, an attraction to tourists the world around and a delight to photographers and nature enthusiasts alike. If Africa is known for anything, it is known for the sheer diversity and grandiosity of its wildlife above all else. Here, we are going to look at some of the continent’s most famous animals, the significance they have built up over the years, and why they make thrilling subjects not just to photograph, but to study and learn about as well.

Rhinos

The second largest land mammal in the world (the first will come a little later). There are two species of rhino, black and white, that live in Africa. Besides their immense size and impressive horn, they are best known for their cantankerous nature. Rhinos have long been assumed to be highly solitary, but more recent evidence suggests that the huge creatures come out under the stars not only to socialize with one another but to cohabit peacefully with other creatures at their favourite watering holes. Though rhinos are hard to spot, they live in a variety of different locales in Africa, from broad sweeping savannahs to within the dense jungle vegetation. One of the more noteworthy sights of the African rhino is their unique method of bathing, which primarily includes soaking their tough skin in mud to protect it from the sun and biting insects.

 

African Rhinos, Black Rhino grassing in grassland, Land Mammal in the world, savannah of Namibia, behind salt pan

 

Lions

The “king of the jungle”, lions do not, in fact, tend to live in jungles very often. Rather, these majestic big cats are the kings and queens of the vast savannahs. A true apex predator, lions have no predators of their own and represent a threat to the vast majority of other creatures they share a habitat with. Lions strike the most impressive figure while hunting. Using pack tactics, males and females alike will join together not only to hunt small game like antelope but to collaborate and take down bigger creatures like buffalos and even giraffes. Living in prides as large as 30 cats, seeing a family of lions roaming the savannah is a sight unlike any other.

 

Review of some of the most famous African animals, two lions in the Savannah in front passing a antelope

 

Giraffe

One of the more outlandish of the African mammals, giraffes have been part of human history for millennia. Some folk tales including those from East Africa speculate as to how the giraffe got such a long neck, including one tale about eating one too many magic herbs. Indeed, giraffes spend a great deal of their life eating. Those long necks allow them to reach leaves from trees that other animals have no chance of eating, meaning they can linger in solitude for long around patches that other animals have long abandoned. Giraffes aren’t entirely sociable, however, and when two male giraffes meet, it is often to compete over a female. These clashes almost resemble fencing or a boxing match, with both bulls looking to land blows using their strong, long necks and horned heads.

 

largest land mammal, giraffe drinking water at a river in Botswana, many trees and bushes

 

Leopard

Contrary to the pack life led by lions, the second largest cats in the world, the sleeker, spotted leopard lives a much more solitary life. Incredibly fast and stealthy felines, they are some of the smartest hunters on the continent. Using their spots to blend in with the tall grass and bushes, they stalk hoofed animals like antelopes, getting closer until they can use their superior speed to catch them in one dash. After hunting, leopards show the rather odd practice of carrying their prey up into treetops, where they can come back and enjoy their meal after it has time some time to warm in the sun.

 

Famous African animals, African leopard walking in grassland, motion blue picture, taken in Botswana

 

Hippopotamus

If there’s a large body of water in Africa, there are likely to be hippos. Hence how they got their names from the Greeks, with “hippopotamus” meaning “water horse”. They are much bigger than horses, of course, making the third largest land mammal in the world. Hippos spend up to 16 hours a day in the water, and can most likely be found bathing at day or hunting at night. Despite their seemingly peaceful lifestyle, however, hippos can be very aggressive and vicious animals. Their huge teeth and tusks are used to fight off those they see as threats, including humans from time to time. This is mostly for defence purposes, however, as hippos eat little else but grass, up to 80 lbs of it a night.

 

Hippopos, two hippos in the water, one has its mouth open showing it's teeth, famous African animals, Land mammal in Botswana

 

Elephant

The African elephant is the animal that draws the most attention, from tourists, photographers, and conservationists alike. They are the single biggest land mammal in the animal kingdom, measuring up to 3.3 meters tall up to their shoulders. Also known as African savannah elephants or bush elephants, their tusks, ears, and trunks are all equally iconic. African elephants are known as “gentle giants” and can relatively peaceful, but when they are defending their young, sick, or wounded, they have been known to cause massive damage. Elephants have a strong pack bond and can mostly be seen migrating as a family. Because of their immense size, very few predators attempt to attack them unless desperate.

 

Review of some of the most famous African animals, African elephant eating in the African bush in Botswana, land mammal in the world

 

Antelope

Though perhaps not as majestic as the elephant or rhino or as fierce as the lion or cheetah, the antelope still attracts a lot of attention from visitors. There are 91 species of antelope, most living in Africa, throughout its savannahs, woodlands, and deserts. Unlike deer and other horned animals, antelopes keep their antlers throughout their lifetime. Skittish, graceful, and small, they are some of the most common prey for predators but their high speed and sensitivity to danger helps them escape more often than not. Though quiet and spending most of their time grazing, photographers and tourists hope to catch antelopes “stotting”, an odd behaviour that involves repeatedly jumping straight up in the air in a graceful motion that has often been compared with watching the ballet.

 

Lechwee Antelope, two land mammals, famous African animals, lit with background light early African morning in the savannah of Botswana

 

The wildlife of Africa will constantly continue to keep drawing attention from visitors, photographers, documentarians and all kinds of people. If you want to see more of these beautiful beasts up close, then take a look through our gallery of wildlife images and our beautiful landscape pictures.
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