Nikon has just launched Nikon Pro WILD: a FREE tablet edition that’s an exclusive supplement to Nikon Pro magazine. Celebrate the best in wildlife photography with us and download your free edition for the iPad or Android
Nikon Pro magazine free special edition front cover. © Joel Sartore
Sonja Klug, Deputy Editor for Nikon Pro magazine, explains how it was put together.
“Working on Nikon Pro WILD was very exciting. There’s so much innovative work being done out there and this magazine captures it all. Wildlife photography not only pushes a photographer’s technical and creative abilities to the limit, it also gives us a chance to see of some of the most astonishing places and creatures around, some of which we’d never have known existed had it not been for the utter dedication and tenacity of wildlife photographers.”
To really give our readers a sense of what nature and wildlife photography is all about, we spoke to the most experienced in the field. One such individual is the eminent wildlife photographer Vincent Munier. In his month-long solo trip to the Arctic, Munier shares some jaw-dropping adventures like camping at -47°C and encountering a pack of hungry Arctic wolves.
Screenshot of our interview with Vincent Munier.
We also interviewed South Africa’s Michael Raimondo from Green Renaissance, who felt that there is too much media focus on doom and gloom. For him, it’s just as important to show all the good work being done to inspire change.
Image © Green Renaissance. Image taken with a D800, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8 ED, ISO 100
Close-up expert Heather Angel features in our technique section. Being a fan of her work, it was great to get an insight of how she captures such spectacular shots through macrophotography.
And, as always, talking to the Expo photographers was great fun! From Olivier Grunewald‘s obsession with volcanoes to hearing about how Craig Jones climbed into the canopy of the rain forest to photograph orangutans on their terms are just some of the surprising stories these tenacious wildlife photographers endure to capture nature at its best and worst.
Image © Steve Kovacs. Image taken with a Nikon D7000, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF_ED
All photographers went to great lengths to get these shots, stalking wildlife for days and even weeks. They care deeply about the environment and go to great lengths to use their photography to highlight the importance of securing natural habitats. We hope this special edition helps them do just that!