Wildlife Photos Taken at the Perfect Moment (13 photos)

Canadian photographer Scott Linstead goes to great lengths to capture shots of wildlife at the perfect moment.

The 33-year-old photographer and former teacher spends up to a week arranging the lighting and phototraps which trigger the camera and flash. The human eye and reaction speed on the shutter release button are rarely quick enough to take the photos manually. Some of these pictures were taken in the wild, while others were staged on his kitchen table, in a warehouse, or pet shop

"Recognizing the moment that is critical in any animal behavior is easy enough - choosing the proper technique and applying it is the challenge," says Linstead. "Using the phototrap, I can not only photograph the elusive but also the unimaginably quick. I overcome the limitation of human reaction time and endurance for photographing phenomena that occur once a day and on no particular schedule."

Scott Linstead's website
via telegraph, guardian

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Comment by Carlos Martínez on July 23, 2010 at 10:36am
Excellent photos.
Comment by Sandy on July 22, 2010 at 5:46pm
I love the Archer fish! If you take the private tour at Long Beach aquarium, they'll show you in their private room how they shoot and eat! Its really quite amazing! Great post!
Comment by Eugene on July 22, 2010 at 2:52pm
@Sammy - For sure... Osprey takes fishing to a whole 'nother level.
Comment by sAm on July 22, 2010 at 2:50pm
The first pic is SICK!

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