Weekly Assignment: Animal Portraits

Each week we’ll be giving you a theme that you can submit a photo for, and we’ll choose our favourite to be featured on the Nature TTL website. Participating in these assignments will be a great way for you to force yourself to push the boundaries of your photography and improve together as a community on the website.

Week 118: Animal Portraits 

Our theme this week is Animal Portraits. Your challenge this week is to photograph portraits of the wildlife around you. Your portrait could focus on the animal alone or draw attention to a certain behaviour or interesting characteristic. Aim to show your subject’s personality for the best results! As always we’ve included some helpful articles below, so be sure to check out those first for some additional ideas and inspiration. Good luck! 

Here are some tutorials to help you:

Submit Your Photo

To enter your photo to this assignment, add it in the comments below this post. By submitting your photo, you are giving us permission to feature your photo the following week if it is chosen as one of our favourites. Please keep images under 2MB in size otherwise you may have difficulty uploading them.

weekly photo assignment
To enter your photo, look at the comments at the bottom of the page and press the ‘Upload Image’ button.

Here are some guidelines to keep things running smoothly:

  • Photos must be your own work
  • Please enter no more than 3 photos per week
  • Please only enter photos taken within the week of the assignment
  • Include a description with your photo and tell us a bit about it!

You have until next Tuesday, 2nd April, to submit your photo.

Last Week’s Favourite

Here is our favourite submission from last week’s theme, Birds in Flight. You can view all of the entries here.

This week’s winning photo is by Sharon Artley. There were so many great shots last week, but the winner had to go to this wonderful image. Sharon’s photo freezes the motion and reveals the stunning shape of the owl mid-hover. Not only do we get a great flight shot, but also a glimpse into the owl’s daily life. In addition to all this, the owl is perfectly framed. Well done Sharon! 


Surrounded in Green by Nico DeBarmore on 500px.com


Starling - Sturnus vulgaris - Storno by Ascanio Tealdi on 500px.com


Images embedded from 500px.com.

Good luck!


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