22 Wildlife Photographers That Work Wonders

There are so many amazing nature photographers out there nowadays, and it is easy to miss some of the truly great photographers because of it. This list will hopefully give you some new and incredible wildlife photographers to follow. Be sure to start following them all.

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1. Thomas Mangelsen

Originally from Nebraska, Thomas has always loved the outdoors. His work has been widely published and for good reason!

The bears are out in Grand Teton National Park! Several bears have been seen in the past couple weeks, including 399 and…

Posted by Thomas Mangelsen on Tuesday, 14 April 2015

2. Mac Stone

Mac, from the USA, spends a lot of time photographing a very special kind of habitat: swamps. He documents the wildlife there in the hope of raising its profile and showing how important they are to preserve.

Once she warmed up to me, this pretty little gal started showing off her beautiful markings. As I write this, tree frogs…

Posted by Mac Stone Photography on Saturday, 11 April 2015

3. David Hemmings

A great photographer to follow for beautiful wildlife photos – from polar bears to humming birds!

4. Markus Varesvuo

Hailing from Finland, Markus’ photos tend to feature animals – and snow! They are truly stunning.

Look at me! I can stand on one wing!Katsokaa! Osaan seisoa yhdellä siivellä!Canon 1D X, 600mm f4.0 II, 1/3200sec, f4.0, ISO3200Thanks to Eero Kemilä!

Posted by Markus Varesvuo on Wednesday, 8 April 2015

5. John E. Marriott

John shares fantastic photos of wildlife from Canada. What a wonderful part of the world to live in!

Great news on the Chilcotin grizzly bear front as First Nations leaders come out strongly against the hunt on their lands: http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/tsilhqot-call-grizzly-hunt-illegal-video

Posted by John E. Marriott Wildlife and Nature Photography on Tuesday, 14 April 2015

6. Roy Mangersnes

As a guide for a photography tour company, Roy gets to travel around the world for his wildlife photography.

On our latest WildPhoto Travel expeditions to Antarctica, one of the most entertaining creatures we encountered where…

Posted by Roy Mangersnes WildPhoto on Tuesday, 16 December 2014

7. Isak Pretorius

Isak is a renowned photographer from South Africa. His photos really are one of a kind!

Cheetah, Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya1/800 sec at f/8, ISO 1000 | Canon EOS-1D Mark IV + EF600mm f/4L IS USM + 1.4x | Aperture priority, 0 EV

Posted by Isak Pretorius Wildlife Photography on Tuesday, 7 April 2015

8. Sergey Gorshkov

Sergey is a Russian wildlife photographer, and spends a lot of his time in the colder parts of the world.

Wrangel Island. My favorite photo. Arctic fox and the snow goose.

Posted by SERGEY GORSHKOV-PHOTOGRAPHER on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

9. Elliott Neep

British wildlife photographer Elliott Neep brings photos back from around the world, from the Arctic to Africa!

Thought we’d stay with the wintry theme! Although, technically, it’s a summer theme for these guys. Wow, are these…

Posted by Elliott Neep Wildlife Photography (ENWP) on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

10. Sudhir Shivaram

Sudhir is a popular Indian wildlife photographer. His images are very special, and is definitely worth following!

Brown Fish Owls – BRT Tiger Reserve=============================The Brown Fish Owls are very photogenic and difficult…

Posted by Sudhir Shivaram Nature & Wildlife Photography on Monday, 13 April 2015

11. Roeselien Raimond

Roeselien shares some very “cutesy” photos of wildlife. Beautiful work!

Yay, “Zen Fox” chosen as one of Top 10 Best of 2014 Animal Photos @ 500px!…

Posted by Roeselien Raimond Photography on Sunday, 21 December 2014

12. Jeroen Stel

Fantastic photography by Jeroen – a wildlife photographer from the Netherlands.

And after digging…comes preening…

Posted by Jeroen Stel on Monday, 9 March 2015

13. Yossi Eshbol

Israeli photographer Yossi Eshbol shares photos from a part of the world that most of us never get to see.

Early in the morning. Pelicans resting. Agamon Hula. Israel, 12/9/2014

Posted by Yossi Eshbol on Friday, 19 September 2014

14. David J. Marshak

David shares a lot of brilliant images from South Africa – something he specialises in.

“Africa”There was no other title for this image. There are no two better icons for this continent which has found its…

Posted by David J. Marshak Wildlife Photography on Sunday, 5 April 2015

15. Tin Man

Tin travels the world for beautiful wildlife photography opportunities!

The Queen of Madison River, Yellowstone National Park, doing an acrobatic move as she jumped to a log in the river. I…

Posted by Tin Man Photography on Monday, 23 February 2015

16. David Lloyd

David is renowned for his photos from Africa.

This is one from four years ago, in April 2011. We’d seen a little leopard cub high in a tree one day, then we…

Posted by David Lloyd Wildlife Photography on Monday, 6 April 2015

17. Christopher Dodds

Another example of pure photographic class – Christopher is someone who really knows how to use light in his photos!

Bald Eagle – Alaska.Still limited space for this epic workshop: http://bit.ly/Y27i51

Posted by Christopher Dodds Nature Photographer on Monday, 4 August 2014

18. Austin Thomas

UK photographer Austin Thomas always seems to capture birds that choose to run; not fly.

Phew…What a busy day.Totally run off my feet and in need of some sleep… Until tomorrow.

Posted by Austin Thomas on Monday, 2 December 2013

19. Rathika Ramasamy

Another great talent from India, Rathika’s photos give us a glimpse of Asian wildlife.

Territorial fight of Oriental darter (Anhinga melanogaster) taken this [email protected] National Park,Bharatpur, Rajasthan Exif: Nikon D4S,Nikkor AF-S 800mm F/5.6G ED VR,1/1000s f/7.1 at 800.0mm iso640

Posted by RATHIKA RAMASAMY PHOTOGRAPHY on Thursday, 18 December 2014

20. Carole Deschuymere

Carole’s photos are equally deserving to be on this list, and she adds her own unique touch to South African wildlife.

Early morning in Nxai Pans, honeymoon couple by the waterhole. #NxaiPans #botswana #canon #wildlife #lion #wildography

Posted by Carole Deschuymere – Wildlife Photographer on Saturday, 18 April 2015

21. Jayanth Sharma

Jayanth travels the world extensively, bringing back photos from many different countries. Both on land and underwater, his photos excel.

“Wow – nice photo, was it like this or did you edit it?” “Is it photo-shopped?” These are common questions…

Posted by Jayanth Sharma on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

22. Arnfinn Johansen

Arnfinn’s photos are breathtaking. Definitely make sure you are following this talent!

FIGHTING TOPIS BEFORE SUNRISEPhotographed in Maasai Mara in March 2015. Nikon D4s, Nikkor 400/2.8 VR II, 1/500 sec at f/3.2. ISO 450.

Posted by Arnfinn Johansen Wildlife Photography on Monday, 6 April 2015

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  • Marion Craig

    Stunning photography here and such amazing wildlife – a feast for the eyes!!

  • Something to really aspire too.

  • Melissa

    only one woman on the list and her pictures are “cutesy”

    • I don’t think that’s a bad thing at all. I love photos with a cute factor, and I think they do really well – they bring out the personality of an animal in a way that more traditional wildlife photos don’t. In fact, I try to do this in some of my own photos.

  • Dee Roelofsz

    A few of my favourite wild life photographers:

    Greg du Toit – http://www.gregdutoit.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/greg.dutoit

    Marlon du Toit (no relation to Greg) – http://marlondutoit.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/MarlondutoitPhoto

    Carole Deschuymere – http://www.carole-wildlife.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/CaroleDeschuymereWildlifePhotographer

    Rathika Ramasamy – http://www.rathikaramasamy.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/RathikaRamasamyPhotography

    (Another couple of ladies to add to the list)

    • Great suggestions! I’ve added the two ladies (we’ve featured Greg and Marlon before).

      • Dee Roelofsz

        Great stuff thanks Will, both ladies are wonderful photographers!

  • Rajeev Lamba

    Sudhir Shivaram is my favourite wildlife photographer…………………………

  • Mohan krishna

    How can u miss jayanth sharma, dhritiman mukherjee and kalyan verma from india? Very sad that u missed them or not aware of them.

  • Paul Fargher

    I have known Austin Thomas for over 20 years he is a great friend and an excellent photographer. He follows in his fathers footsteps – a great teacher and mentor no son could have wished for. Keep up the excellent work Mr T

  • Tierra Chapman

    Tin Man Lee’s technical skill, combined with an eye and a heart that sees straight to the core of our fellow Earthlings in their habitat make his endeavors no less than sublime works.

  • César Muñoz

    great selection!, but what about landscape photograhpers?, and to much photograhpers of African Wildlife i think. What about Glenn Bartley, or legends like Vincent Munier? 😛

  • Peter Hudson

    Andy Rouse, Joe McDonald and Greg DuToit

  • Bob Pietrowski

    I guess you wrote this with the intention of getting people to suggest additional names, so here are a few… Vincent Munier as someone who has developed a distinctive style; Bence Mate, I can’t believe no one has mentioned him; and lastly, someone who is doing some great work at the moment (and a really nice guy), Richard Peters.

  • Curtis

    My favorite is Steve Perry (Backcountry Gallery). He does fantastic wildlife as well as landscape.
    http://www.backcountrygallery.com
    https://www.facebook.com/backcountrygallery

  • James

    Vincent Munier, Sandra Bartocha, Remo Savisaar, Radomir Jakubowski

  • Kellie Netherwood

    Already some great photographers on this list. In the interest of recognising more of the talented female wildlife photographers out there, I’d add Daisy Gilardini who takes some beautiful shots, especially in the polar regions.

  • Javier Aznar de Rueda, Jaime Culubras, Alejandro Arteaga, Lucas Bustamante.. A different genre (macro /amphibians and reptiles), but very good.