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.

Discover The Rarest And Most Elusive Animals In Africa

The Rarest And Most Elusive Animals

 

Do you dream of heading to Africa? Then you are almost certainly eager to see and perhaps even photograph some of the many beautiful creatures that inhabit this content. Many people have their own favourites they would love to spot from the majestic lion to the gigantic elephant. But which animals are the rarest and most difficult to find or see when you visit Africa? Here are a few of the continents most elusive creatures that you’ll be lucky to catch a glimpse of on your safari.

Aardvark

The Aardvark is an odd, native African animal. It looks like an oversized hairless rodent crossed with some sort of pig. With its unique look, you would think it would be quite easy to spot one of these in the wild, but they are quite elusive for a number of reasons.

First, as any safari guide will tell you, these animals are nocturnal. While you might spot one moving around through the day, this is quite rare. As such, when the sun is high in the sky, it is likely they will remain hidden, out of sight in the undergrowth. Despite their nocturnal nature Aardvarks are quite common in sub-Saharan Africa so you may well spot one in the late evening. However, the creatures are also quite shy. They will run as soon as they spot you and are surprisingly fast. So, if you do see one, you’ll need to be as quiet as possible and resist making sudden movements to get that photo.

 

Aardvark searching for food, one of the elusive animals in Africa. The Aardvark walks between grass

This funny animal, Aardvark has so far not crossed my path in bush! Image courtesy goes to @David

 

Panther – Black Leopard

By far one of the rarest animals to see in Africa your chances of seeing one in the wild are sadly quite close to zero. Many people are not aware that panthers are actually born due to a recessive gene referred to as Melanism. This gives the beautiful feline its black coat. A common misconception is that a panther is a type of cat species, but they aren’t. A panther can be a jaguar, a leopard or a cougar that has this recessive gene. Even safari guides will be lucky to spot one of these creatures.

If you want your best chance of spotting one in the wild, you need to head to the beautiful hills of Mount Kenya. Here, you may get lucky and catch a glimpse of one of these cats roaming the jungle terrain.

Actually a picture of the one most Elusive Animals In Africa should be placed here – The panther, or better said a black leopard. Sadly to see this animal would be for me the lotto win. No picture available from my photo galleries. Also I have never seen a image so far of a black leopard in Africa, but in India.

 

Black Rhino

While not as rare as the last two female remaining Northern white rhinos, there are only five thousand black rhinos in the wild today. As such, they are considered to be critically endangered making them an unlikely guest appearance on your African safari. However, sightings do occur, and if you’re lucky, you’ll see the rhino run. Despite their notable size, a black rhino can run at 55 km per hour and is quite aggressive. You certainly don’t want one to hit your jeep, that’s for sure! The difference between a white rhino and a black rhino is; a black rhino has a hooked upper lip and a white rhino has more a square lip.

 

Black Rhino standing in grassland in a Savannah, behind the animal grass. This is one of the Elusive African Animals

Black Rhinoceros, to find them is not an easy task, but when you know what to look for!

 

The Honey Badgers

Known to be fast and fearless, these creatures may also be camera shy as very few people actually spot one. This is perhaps due to their size. While the cute skunk-like creature takes on massive predators in the wild, it’s actually only small and burrows deep under the ground. As fearless the honey badgers are, they even attack snakes. Interestingly, if you’re looking to spot one of these little critters, you may want to head to the Kalahari. According to game rangers, this is the place where most sightings do occur.

 

Honeybadger walking in the grass, it is black with a white back stipe fur from the head to the end of the tail on top. One of the most elusive animals in Africa

One of the funny animals in my opinion, a Honey badger. It’s not often you see these little chaps, but in Botswana we saw some nearly every day on our Photo Tour.

 

African Wild Dog

Another endangered animal, there are only 2000 to 5000 African wild dogs living in Africa. The good news is that if you do manage to spot one, it’s likely that you’ll see a lot more. African Wild Dogs are a pack animal and where one goes as many as twenty more may follow. The African Wild Dog is a beautiful creature despite looking rather odd. With a bushy tail and big bat like ears, the unknowing adventurer may not even realise what they’re looking at spotting one in the wild. While known as a dog, the animal is actually close to a wolf and can be seen around sub-Saharan Africa. So, where can you spot these pack pooches?

Well, you may want to head to Savuti Chobe National Park around December and January. It is during this time that zebra migrate through the park. The wild dogs often show, hoping to get a meal out of the fresh food supply. Alternatively, you can head to Zimbabwe where you might see a few in Hwange National Park or Mana Pools.

 

african wild dog cubs fighting for food, they try to tear apart one piece of meat, behind them big branches. These are some of the elusive animals In Africa

African Wild Dog Cubs fighting over a piece of meat the pack has brought to them. Botswana

 

African Penguin

We bet you didn’t know there were penguins in Africa, but there are. This is the only type of penguin that lives and breeds in Africa. With a white underbelly and a black top, they do look like the typical penguins you’d find in colder climates. One noticeable difference would be the dark stripe over their chest. Sadly, the population of African penguins is declining due to oil spills and other environmental issues. However, you can still spot them dotted around Africa. The Western area of South Africa homes a significant percentage of their population.

 

African Penguins coming out of the ocean and walk along the sandy beach, behind them big rock boulders. These are some of the most Elusive Animals in Africa

African penguins coming back late afternoon from fishing in South Africa

 

Pangolin

Another rare creature to spot that safari guides have a hard time finding is the Pangolin. This creature looks like an anteater with scales. It can also be described as an aardvark with armour. When it’s threatened the creature will roll into a ball, and it looks rather incredible. It’s is most likely the inspiration for the Pokemon Sandshrew. These creatures are nocturnal and after multiple safari trips you probably still won’t have seen one. While they are hunted for meat, these animals are not endangered.

 

Pangolin searching for ants on the ground, this is one of the Elusive Animals in Africa

So far I have not seen any of the elusive Black-footed cat in Africa. Image courtesy “2630ben”

 

African Black-Footed Cat

Finally, the smallest wild cat living in Africa will hardly ever be seen by humans. The black-footed cat actually looks a lot like your typical domestic animal. However, its stripes and colours make it a rare beauty, and with only ten thousand in the wild, they are very hard to find. As well as this, the little cats are shy, nocturnal and live a life of solitude. Often referred to as the ‘anthill lion’ due to its ferocious nature and tiny if you are lucky enough to see one make sure you snap a photo. You’ll certainly have earned bragging rights if you do!

 Black footed cat stretching in grass, this is one of the elusive animals in Africa

Black-footed cat this is one of the most elusive animals in Africa. Image courtesy “wolfavni”

 

Images of Aardvark, Pangolin & Black-footed Cat

The images of an Aardvark, Pangolin and the black-footed cat are not from my photo library. I have bought them in nature agency for this blog post. So far none of these 3 elusive animals have crossed my path in Africa, sadly. I do hope they will some day. Every image is labelled with the image courtesy what I purchased. I am very sorry that never is the full name mentioned who took the images. It was just not given!
 

Did I wake your curiosity for Africa? The African landscape is just as amazing. This continent is a dream and when you get up early enough, you will see it’s upmost beauty it has to offer for you. African landscape pictures taken early morning, enjoy.

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