Weekly Photography Assignment: Mammals

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 encourage yourself to push the boundaries of your photography and improve together as a community on the website.

Enter to be our Monthly Assignment Winner!

From these weekly favourites, each month we will select one exceptional image, crowning the photographer as the Monthly Assignment Winner. This talented photographer’s captivating image will be shared on our Instagram story and in our newsletter.

Remember to include your Instagram handle in each weekly entry for a chance to be featured!

Week 278: Mammals

Our theme this week is mammals, and we’d love to see how you can capture mammals in nature on camera. Mammals make fascinating photography subjects, and they can be found everywhere in nature. They come in so many shapes and sizes; perhaps you will photograph a deer or fox in your garden, or look for squirrels to photograph in your local park. Mammals can make particularly great portrait subjects, so think about how you might capture the spirit of the animal you are photography on camera. Whether you’re a seasoned nature photographer, or are new to the genre, the options for capturing new and interesting photos of nature details are endless, and we can’t wait to see what inspiring shots you can create.

Here are some tutorials to help you:

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 Monday, 13th of May, to submit your photo.

Last week’s winner

Last week’s theme was Birds – and our favourite image this week is:

This week’s winner is this image, captured by Omar Carax. “Captured on the threshold of maturity, this hummingbird is in a magical moment of transformation. Its once simple plumage is now filled with vibrant colors, heralding its arrival into adulthood. Each feather is a canvas, painted in nature’s most vivid hues. On his perch, he watches the world with curious eyes and wings ready to fly. This is the journey of a hummingbird, a dance of color and growth.”

This stunning bird portrait captures the true essence of the species in question. The colours used in this composition compliment eachother well and greatly enhance the scene. The off-centre framing of the subject is engaging and characterful, and draws our eye into the frame. Well done, and thank you to all who entered!


Northern elephant seal by Mario Melletti on 500px.com
Red Fox by Neil Descheemaeker on 500px.com
DSC_0458 к-01 by Ilgiz Taipov on 500px.com

Images embedded from 500px.com.


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