Инстаграм @ladzinski Keith Ladzinski
Dark clouds prismatically broken down the middle by a blue belt of hail. Storm chasing is ripe with these conditions when you’re underneath a supercell, like this one here. Within 20 minutes of snapping this photo we were blasted with hail and forced to retreat. Good times with @nampix @krystlejwright @skiparmstrong @tobypike storm chasing last year, can’t wait for more this spring!
Those piercing blue eyes get me every time - a large male #leopard resting in the late evening before taking to the night to hunt. Leopards are primarily nocturnal hunters but are as opportunistic as any predator. Their patterns are striking and without a doubt among my favorite big cats. Photographed with the @nikonusa #Z6 at 8000 ISO / @thornybush_collection @krugernationalpark @jacadatravel
Pushing against the snow, a #coyote moving through the meadows of @rockynps in search of food. These animals are key to a healthy ecosystem and a predator I used to see pretty commonly on the front range of northern #colorado. However in recent years there’s been an out-break of Mange, a disorder caused by tiny mites that can often prove fatal. I recently read that coyote numbers are recovering and I hope that’s the case, always a good sign to see these beautiful animals running around.
I’m very excited to announce the release of #TheBirders - Directed by my friend @greggbleakney, it’s a documentary I had the honor to not only being the wildlife director of photography on, but starring in as well. The film is a journey through Colombia with friend and ornithologist @diegocolombiabirding exploring the countries biodiversity of birds, music and culture. Photographing and filming birds has been a longtime passion of mine and this was a dream project to be a part of. Colombia has more bird species than any country on the planet and it’s an easy place to fall in love with thanks to the incredible people and culture, please enjoy the film, link in bio! @wherenextlife @colombia.travel @federicopardophoto @julianmanrique @_josecastano
Isolated on a frozen cliff of shelf ice, a loan #polarbear mother and cub on the move in search of food. Sow’s generally have litters of 2-3 cubs, it’s quite likely that this mother here had lost one of her young. Hunting requires long periods of time walking to find prey, especially in the summer. A walking bear expends 13 times more energy when on the move which is why polar bears prefer to “still hunt” - which is to patiently wait for seals near breathing holes or to stalk at a very slow crawl. Having said that, finding these breathing holes is hard and requires a lot of recon, especially in the summer season when the ice is more sparse. photographed for @naturalworldsafaris last year in #svalbard
I love a good motion pan, always a finicky camera move but great when it works out. I photographed this #pronghorn antelope in @yellowstonenps during the rut, the autumn breeding season for many animals. This male here was chasing off any competing pronghorns while trying to corral a harem of females, an insane amount of effort. It’s always an action packed time of year in the wild and a blast to photograph.