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.

Picture Stolen Watermark Register Copyright

Picture Stolen Watermark Register Copyright

MY IMAGE HAS BEEN STOLEN?     WHO STOLE MY IMAGE?     WHAT DO I DO?

Many “Borrow” / Steal Images On The Internet • Simply Picture Stolen!

Call it: Picture stolen, stolen pictures, image stolen, stolen images, picture grabbed, picture theft… there are many forms how to describe an image infringement!
Imaging, the Internet covers the planet like a spider web! Without any photo in an article, the article is “naked”. Imagine a newspaper or magazine without images!

Everybody wants to see photos accompanying an article, it looks nicer and a photo says more than 1000 words:

Who • What • Where • When • Why • How

Photos accompanying an article or are set up on a website, sells a newspaper or magazine much better and makes the website much more attractive! The demand on images is high! IN these days no one wants to pay, or just does not have a budget for that!

Did you know, the Internet, you are right now using, every body is surfing with sunglasses or not, you can cross borders without showing any passport or getting the ‘bags’ checked by the customs each time you cross the “invisible country border”! Images pulled out in a website sitting in Australia, flipping in just 1-3 seconds into a website sitting in Europe, or from the US to Russia, Swissyland to Vietnam….etc.!!  Wish I could travel that fast too! Beam me up Mr. Scotty! 🙂

Many Professional Photographers Have To Fight For Their Stolen Images

I am one of them in the sardine swarm in the big ocean, called Internet!

Fed up with it  >  Picture Stolen Watermark Register Copyright  >  Registered Copyright to all my images  >  What else to do?

Picture Stolen Watermark Register Copyright, Picture of screen of one of my stolen image in Google images.

 

Who ‘borrowed’ / stole my image (s)?

First, how to find your images. Open Firefox or Google Chrome, right click on the image you posted, click on: Search Google for this image! Be prepared, before you do, grab a coffee or tea, that might take a bit long or not, to follow up all found images! You also can have Digital watermark, but that cost money. In these days Google does it easier for us, IMHO. Hover with the mouse over an icon, it shows you the website address. Click on it the image shows big on the right hand side you can open the site. Make sure also to click on top the little image icon on: SHOW ALL SIZES, if possible. Not always possible!

I did check on my images, was thrown out of my chair what I have discovered. Many coffee’s have been drunk since. I took some time to follow up a sum of the most stolen images. I have even a runner up “borrowed/stolen” image. That runner up I am now after for a few weeks to get it taken out here and there and sending out retroactive license to money making websites. Progress looks very good. 🙂

Money making websites and blogs:

Why do I let a blog owner, a “normal” person, ”borrow” NOT my image for their blog? This I will do only, when the blog owner does not have credits nor source link accompanying my copyrighted image! This is up to you, how you want to handle that!

But to have the credits written and the source link does NOT excuse the infringement!

If credits and source link is given to my image/my name in a blog, I usually do nothing, as long it does not pop up as an advertisement, in a newspaper or magazine. When I find images with no credit given in a blog, I send them first an e-mail. Kindly asking for credit & link, which works 60%. Others come up with all sorts of excuses. Whatever excuse it is, it will be still an infringement!

The runner up of excuses:  “I did not know!”

There are also the nice blog owners, I like them a lot. They sent me an e-mail and ask me for permission to use a image in their blog, accompanied with their blog url. The blog owners have given credit and source link in their blog to my name and website! Thank you very much.

What I should not forget, there are some cases, when a blog DOES make money! See below for more info on that.

Than I had/have those “holy cow wow” cases. Some of my images, found on a blog, credits of my image went to someone else name, blog owner name or to a well known photographer name! This kind of infringements I take the fastest, easiest steps. Send e-mail, no answer within 3 days – I file a DMCA – Digital Millennium Copyright Act right away. Send an e-mail to the website host (look up in Whois) and this is usually settled pretty fast. I have all those mails now sitting in drafts, that makes life easier! Keep in mind, those drafts are written very polite! Info on this you find below.
When you find your images in the far east. In which Whois site can I find all info I need? Usually, just put behind the word Whois the “.com” or for Russia the “.ua” …etc. wherever the site is located. Remember, the spider web! Google does a pretty good job in helping you to find the right Whois website. Now you end up in, say a country you cannot read the website content. Google Chrome has a inbuilt translator, use this one or any on the Internet. Helps a lot.

Edit 27 Nov 2013:

Since I have found a few images of mine with another watermark added, the websites watermark or whatever name! It was hard to find a contact e-mail address or phone number or anything in whois for me. I sent my Copyright Claim to the addresses given in whois and got answers back, like we are not the Registrar, but they have been listed as such! Since the websites have been open and I saw the G+, FB or another social icons I did something different. I went into the source of the website and grabbed from there the websites G+ or FB or any other social “web address”. Went into such social sites, like G+ and found under about the e-mail address I needed for the copyright infringement. Even goes faster. Not all have those social icons, but many do!

How to find the source of an website?

      • Safari: Develop – Show page Source
      • Chrome: View – Developer – View Source
      • Firefox: Tools – Web Developer – Page Source

 

Sometimes you find the social web addresses on top or below in a source page. You need to look for them in the page from top till toe.

They look like this, I use here now mine:

For Google Plus:  href=”https://plus.google.com/u/0/111548840891165617747“target=”  Just copy the link **  https://plus.google.com/u/0/111548840891165617747  **  paste into the address bar, enter. Check under About in the social web address, there you might find an e-mail address. This has worked for me as well in a few cases!

When you did this 2-3x you get to know very fast what to look for 🙂

 

Where did I find all this info ? How can I get my stolen image taken out of a website?

How can you do that? I was digging quite long the web for all sorts of help and info.

      • What on earth can I do to with my images, which got stolen?
      • How can I proceed?
      • How can I get them out of websites not paying for a license, but that website makes money?

 

Many “how’s” were popping up during all search. Till a website suddenly was shown on my screen. Oh, was I thankful for that. They do have all info on their site and I am very happy to share this link. Nearly all you need to know you find there, in one website:

www.picturedefense.com

What To Do When You Found Your Stolen Image

You found your image • Picture was stolen, with watermark • register copyright

      • First take picture of screen showing as well the url to the website and your image.
      • I also print the whole site as an PDF, I do that with all website using images of mine unauthorised!
      • You need proof! Sometimes those sites are very fast with taking out your image, when they receive an email from you!
      • The two points above done, then I send an e-mail/fax/snail mail letter, most of the time all 3 (if I find all info for that). Usually asking kindly for to pay me the retroactive license fee from the date, they have published it.
      • Retroactive license fee, Michael Russell, a G+ user, has been so friendly telling me all this. Mike Spinak has also has written a blog about this. Worth checking out as well.
        A retroactive license was written by a lawyer for me! It has been advised in few websites to go that step! Careful how you write it! Don’t be insulting or angry in your writing, that can backfire badly!

        Did you get curious with this retroactive license?  For sure I was very curious!

        Just Google: “Do I have to pay for a retroactive license? Interesting it is!”

        That all leads to:

            • Watermark, shall I put one in my image or not?
            • Register copyright of my images ?  (upload a zip folder, packed with images cost you around 35.-$US)

         

        IMHO (in my holy opinion), yes, in both cases. It is up to you, how you handle this!

        A watermark, does it prevent stealing? It certainly makes it a bit trickier to remove a watermark in some cases in others not! We all know the procedure!

        When you push the shutter button on the camera the image is protected by copyright, yours. I also set in the camera menu the copyright and all I can to my name! Do not assume that everybody on earth does know all that! Again, not knowing is no excuse!

        Watermark Your Images • Does This Help?

        Haven’t those Stock Photos Agencies, watermarks in their small images on their websites? Yes, most of them do! Crossing through the whole image or in other forms. They do know why!

        There are so many discussions out there with pro and cons. At the end, it is up to you how you proceed. My thought is, a watermark shows people that this image belongs to you, including the copyright!

        Register Copyright

        Some info of registering your copyright for your images and a link to a information for retroactive license.

        Yes, I DID register all my images for copyright. Info of the how to, you can find in PictureDefense or here: http://www.copyright.gov (around 35.-$US a folder packed with images) check the how to in PictureDefense in the tutorial video.

        Link to copyright tutorial by the American Society of Media Photographers

            • http://asmp.org/tutorials/copyright-overview.html#.Uokc26W19L0
            • Retroactive License and much more info: http://improvephotography.com/11517/legal-issues/

         

        Keep in mind, there are quite a few websites, in which you can register the copyright of your images! Please do check them very careful, do your homework, some might close in 2-5 years and than what? Start all over?

        Also if nothing works, there is a FBI department for all that as well! You find that information in the PictureDefense website. Yes I had a few cases quite a long while back in which I had to contact them at the very end!

        I Am Well Aware that Professional Photographers Have Different Opinions

        Professional photographers have different opinions on their stolen images. As said, how everybody handles this problem with stolen pictures is their own business. For me it always depends on the case!

        The time I spend on one stolen image for me is about 3-5min. I have set up a workflow, have templates written to make life easier in this case. Keep Bookmarks of Google DMCA forms, the Whois sites I use…etc. A fax number or address is not often given in a website or can be found on Whois, well then only an email goes out. If nothing given, DMCA. All info, the how to, is given in the link of PictureDefense. Again it depends on the case for me! You need to decide how you want to proceed with all.

        So far I have found images of mine around the globe, in sites people think: Wait a minute, you should know for sure that this is an infringement of copyright! Like government sites, even a lawyer, Newspapers…etc. Do I have proof? Of course I do, I did my homework. I find the image, open the website, first pic of screen, print all in PDF. Copy the link of the website where the image sits and start my process, if I want to proceed! As said it always depends on the case, where the image is located and what it is used for. I am not a Charity for Newspapers or anyone else out there, all these sites HAVE a budget to buy images for editorial, advertisement…etc.

        I think, like Mike Spinak says in his blog. If we all go after some images or more it might make a difference in the big ocean, the Internet.

        You may want to start surfing in my wildlife and landscape photography galleries

        Of course I am selling my photos as prints and sell stock photos. This is a must for me, because I need to pay my camera gear, my trips, my electricity, software…etc. Like everybody else!

        If you are interested in my review about the PhotoShelter Beam just go here. I personally do not use the Beam for serval reasons you can read in the review.

        By Anette Mossbacher

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