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A Wide Angle For Bird Photography

April 29, 2020 | Text & Photography By Melissa Groo
How an unconventional lens choice helped capture fast-moving birds in flight
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Previsualization To Get The Shot

February 11, 2020 | Text & Photography By Melissa Groo
Approaching a subject with a concept, planning and persistence
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Rolling Blind: Using Your Car As A Wildlife Photo Blind

December 3, 2019 | Text & Photography By Melissa Groo
Your car can be a very effective mobile photo blind. Try these tips to get the best results.
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Social Graces

September 12, 2019 | Text & Photography By Melissa Groo
Using the power of photography and social media for worthy causes
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Preparing For A Photo Safari

August 14, 2019 | Text & Photography By Melissa Groo
How to pack and prepare for the eventualities of a photo safari to Africa—or any other far-flung locale—where resources and retail may be scarce
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Wild In Captivity?

April 15, 2019 | Text & Photography By Melissa Groo
How to make informed choices when photographing captive wildlife
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Food For Thought

March 22, 2019 | Text & Photography By Melissa Groo
An ethical perspective on feeding wildlife for photography
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Photographing birds in flight: northern harrier hunting
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Photographing Birds In Flight

November 26, 2018 | Text & Photography By Melissa Groo
All of my best tips for what can be a very challenging pursuit
Choosing A Wildlife Photography Workshop
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How To Choose A Wildlife Photography Workshop

July 5, 2018 | Text & Photography By Melissa Groo
Finding the right match for your goals and expectations is the key to a great experience
Sony a9 for wildlife photography: sea lion in the Galapagos.
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Sony a9 For Wildlife Photography

May 18, 2018 | Text & Photography By Melissa Groo
Experiences and takeaways from my first time shooting with a mirrorless camera
Winning Wildlife Photos
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Winning Wildlife Photos

February 26, 2018 | Text & Photography By Melissa Groo
Advice for entering wildlife photography contests
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Using Photo Blinds

January 17, 2018 | Text & Photography By Melissa Groo
Ways to conceal our presence as wildlife photographers, allowing us to capture natural behavior while minimizing disruption for our subjects
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Ethics From Empathy

November 1, 2017 | Text & Photography By Melissa Groo
How to increase your chances of capturing beautiful wildlife photographs without compromising your subject’s welfare
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Backlighting a little blue heron
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Backlighting Wildlife

September 8, 2017 | Text & Photography By Melissa Groo
For dramatic effect, be open to alternatives to traditional front lighting
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Lessons in wildlife photography - Serengeti lion
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Lessons In Wildlife Photography

July 19, 2017 | Text & Photography By Melissa Groo
The top insights I’ve gained as a wildlife photographer
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Coyote in Yellowstone by Melissa Groo
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Shortcuts That Shortchange Wildlife Photography

March 3, 2017 | Text & Photography By Melissa Groo
Put the welfare of your wildlife photo subjects first by avoiding practices that endanger and exploit them
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Going Deep

November 21, 2016 | Text & Photography By Melissa Groo
Take the time to study and learn about your subjects for more meaningful wildlife images
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Approaching Wildlife

September 22, 2016 | Text & Photography By Melissa Groo
Two ways to quietly earn the trust of your animal subjects
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Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Utah
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Celebrating Our National Wildlife Refuges

June 16, 2016 | Text & Photography By Melissa Groo
For amazing photo opportunities, flock to your nearest wildlife haven
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Finding The Right Track
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Finding The Right Track

January 14, 2016 | Text & Photography By Melissa Groo
Now, more than ever, we need an open discussion on the ethics of wildlife photography