Facebook is full of weird groups, with groups dedicated to corgis, or others to recreating famous paintings. Now we’ll show you one called “Crap Wildlife Photography”. This group is a community that celebrates all the failed attempts at catching a Grand Prix pic of nature.
Now, we understand this might be highly offending for professionals, but what’s life without some failures? And even the best of photographers go through a lot of failed attempts to finally catch that perfect shot. And this group right here wants to see the attempts that led to perfection.
A whopping 266K members and counting must be loving the safe space for remarkably low photography standards. And honestly, who wouldn’t?! Let’s take a look at the new batch of their crappiest wildlife pics and have some fun!
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1# Needs A Cuddle, Whatever It Is
Credits: Viv Viv
2# Noticed A Carpenter Bee Following Me While I Was Doing Yard Work Today, So I Decided To Take A Picture
Crap Wildlife Photography is always a safe space to share failed attempts at capturing nature. But chances are, many of the entries were not meant to end up there. In fact, many have likely tried hard to take the pitch-perfect picture.
Animals in motion are particularly susceptible to becoming a crap wildlife photo. So if you still wanna try your luck next time, there’s a thing or two you should know about making it work. Most importantly, set the right camera settings before everything happens; find the right combination of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.
If you often end up with blurry images, you probably haven’t “set fast shutter speed in order to freeze the animals during that right moment,” argues Julian Rad, wildlife photographer and contributor for Expert Photography. He also suggests ”taking images with an open aperture.” It allows a fast shutter speed.
3# Ineffective Means Of Deterrence
Credits: René Biberstein
Another very important thing is making sure your ISO settings are in place in order to achieve that good image quality. “Figure out your camera’s limits and experiment a bit with ISO,” says Julian. This is very important for the overall impression of your final image.
The reason for a blurry image is likely a camera shake. And a lack of sharpness ruins even the best photos. Consider using the image stabilizer, or turning on an image stabilization feature if your camera has one.
4# That Time I Learned Snakes Can Climb Brick Walls
5# Walking Home From The Bar One Night, I Was Challenged By This Powerful Trash Panda
Credits: Riley Sophia Penaluna
6# Nessie? Is That You? (Don’t Do Panorama Photos With Animals)
7# Ok, I’m Going!
Credits: Sue Latimer
8# A Snow Bunting Tries To Put More Spin To Its’ Crap Story
9# ‘Eagles In Speedboats’ Would Be The Name Of My Hipster Synth Electro Band
Credits: Belle Samantha Raee
10# He’s Angry About Something
Credits: Gregory Jahner III
11# It’s That Crazy Door To Door Salesman Again
Credits: Mike Davis
12# He Caught Me
Credits: Lizzy Lizzard
13# Hey Sexy
Credits: Alex Kuier
14# Disappointed Old Man Dove Gives You One Minute To Get The Heck Off Of His Lawn
Credits: John Scharpen
15# I Stayed In Nashville And Was Told There Was A Baby Groundhog In The Garden. I Got Obsessed With Seeing It And To My Delight It Appeared On The Last Morning. I Think It Thought It Was Hidden Behind The Pole
Credits: Felicity Cowie
16# One Of The Rarest Moments I’ve Ever Come Across In My Entire Life. Nailed. It.
Credits: Fräulein Hauteclocque
17# I Can Relate
Credits: Cedrick Louault
18# Behold The Red-Bellied Woodpecker Feasting On A Block Of Fresh Suet
Credits: Heidi Harrison
19# Two Majestic Bald Eagles, One Photo Bombing Sea Lion… And A Crappy Auto Focus
Credits: Roelant Siekman
20# When Your Subject Is Moving Far Too Quickly For You To Possibly Capture It In Focus
Credits: Deanne Poschwatta
21# Beautiful Brown Hyena In Namibia
Credits: Geesche Neuburg
22# I’ve Never Seen This Animal Before! Does Anyone Know What It’s Called?
Credits: Jenna Lindquist
23# Some Get Magestic Hawk Shots… I Get These
Credits: Wendy Reyn
24# I Tried My Best, Ok
Credits: Sheldon Grant
25# Tried To Get The Perfect Picture Of A Deer In The Rain. Instead I Get A Picture Of It Bolting, And It Looks Like It Has A Bird Nest With A Single Egg Instead Of An Ass
Credits: Tom Cunningham
26# The Magnificent Sight Of An Elephant On The Dusty Plains Of Africa Scratching Its Balls On A Termite Mound
Credits: Mike Redding
27# Best Crap Shot I’ve Taken!
Credits: Michelle Schwartz
28# Car Camping In Idaho A Few Years Ago. Bull Elk Came Up On The Car In The Middle Of The Night And I Had My Own Jurassic Park T-Rex Experience
Credits: Carly Muench
29# I Accidentally Shot This Photo While This Little Bastard Was Attacking Me. Triggerfish Are The Best
Credits: Martina Andrés
30# This Guy Pecks On Our Door Almost Daily And Brings Offerings Of Bugs Snakes And Lizards
Credits: Justin Singleton
31# What You Get When You Are Running A 90 Second Night Exposure At 2000 Iso And The Red Ass Firefly Is Attracted To Your Red Light On The Camera
Credits: David Rennie
32# Add Your Description
Credits: Mark Oertel
33# I Can Show You The World
Credits: Michelle Sobek
34# I Spent Thousands Of Dollars And Several Days To Get A Chance To Photograph A Great White Shark. Here It Is
Credits: Kevin Lamb
35# Jump With Joy
Credits: Oliver Hornberger