GEOPHOTO

Flight of the Drones

Camera drones are changing the photography landscape, but despite the ease-of-use and stunning possibilities, their use does not come without some elements of risk

Winter wonderland

This winter, have your gear ready and check the weather regularly. With the right forecast, a day of winter shooting can be one of the most rewarding of the year, as well as the rarest of experiences
Photographer Simon Anderson tells Geographical about the process of capturing our December issue’s spectacular cover image of the Brighton Pavilion...
For many, elephants are an integral part of the African landscape, a grand symbol of the natural wonders that make the continent such a favourite destination for the wildlife photographer
British birdwatching is undergoing a transformation: in the last decade telescope-carrying birders have been joined by growing numbers of long-lens bird-photographers. Paul Jepson, from the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, finds that a new…

Waders on the Shore

With hundreds of islands and thousands of miles of beaches, marshes, estuaries, and firths, the British Isles are home to large populations of photogenic birds known as waders

Trees of Life

As the most common tree species in the UK, the English oak holds both a venerable and symbolic place in the nation’s landscape and heritage

A vanishing idyll

Few sights encapsulate the essence of summer better than a hay meadow in full bloom, and July is when many wild flowers are at their peak

Return of the Wolf

Wolves may no longer roam the wild realms of the UK, but plans to bring them back to the Scottish highlands may be a boon for photographers wishing to visually capture the wild beasts

Fire and Pain

Their extraordinary colour, long hair and human-like expressions make orang-utans one of the main attractions for photographers visiting Indonesia. But recent wildfires are putting them at risk

By the water’s edge

April is when we feel winter is weakening its hold on the countryside. This is apparent in the undulating hills and valleys where watercourses flow with greater force
Tilt and shift photography has become famous recently for the curious ‘miniature’ effect it can produce. But there’s a lot more to it than just replicating toy town
An abstract concept such as climate change is actually easier to photograph than you may think. It just requires an awareness of your environment and the unique set of changes that are occurring to it

Rabbit season

In the depths of winter, spending a day photographing a small, wary, long-eared mammal high above the snowline in the Scottish Highlands is not to be taken lightly
Svalbard’s accessibility and proximity to the Arctic make it a popular destination for landscape and wildlife photographers who appreciate the pristine landscape and unique polar lighting conditions

Shoot for the Moon

The hundreds of Blood Moon images that poured onto social media sites the morning after the latest lunar eclipse demonstrates how night photography has become far more accessible to the public

Island of wonders

With around 20 million visitors every year, Venice is one of the most photographed cities in the world. However, even a lifetime of images can’t dilute its impact

On the hunt

India’s wild tiger numbers are a mere fraction of what they should be. As a result, capturing one in your lens remains one of the great photographic thrills

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