One of the best parts about traveling is seeing the local wildlife – and even interacting with it if you’re lucky. It’s the reason we love to go on safari, sail the Galapagos Islands, and trek through the jungles of Rwanda and Uganda. The world has creatures on every continent, here are a few amazing wildlife photographers that can help you see animals in the comfort of your own home.
1. Frederikke Jensen
Jensen is a 19-year old Danish woman who captures stunning shots of moose, fox, owl, squirrel, and more in their natural habitat.
2. Jules Cox
Jules Cox shares mostly photos from the British Isles and the Arctic Circle – the picture above is from Northern Manitoba where you can still find the ever-more elusive polar bear.
3. Frans Lanting
One of our favorite National Geographic photographers, many of his photos come from Africa and capture big and small game alike.
4. Marsel van Oosten
He’s won Wildlife Photographer of the Year and currently runs Squiver Photo Tours if you really want to learn a thing or two.
5. Thomas Peschak
The king of the sea. Peschak is a Conservation Biologist who captures the beauty of the beasts below the water.
6. Paul Nicklen
Nicklen is the founder of Sea Legacy and is on a mission to turn the tide and create more healthy, abundant oceans.
7. Margot Raggett
Of late, her focus on leopard, lion, and cheetah has been phenomenal. She does a great job of drawing attention to endangered species.
8. Will Burrard-Lucas
Burrard-Lucas is a wildlife photographer and the founder of Camtraptions. His black and white shots are stunning.