Animal behavior and interaction

September 17, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

There are some great images of animals posing. But often, the best images display their behavior and the interaction between animals. Which image do you prefer, an Eagle sitting on a stick or of the Eagle catching a fish? Which would be better, a photograph of a bird on a stick or of that bird in flight? The images that show their behavior and interaction is more lively, more interesting, and more captivating.

          I photographed the Prairie Dogs in any and all positions just to get the shots. I was so excited because this was the first time I ever saw them. But once I had the standard images I was happy with, I began to change position. I waited and observed. I tried to capture better images than them being static. I looked for interaction and behavior that shows off their lives.

Barking. Not a fantastic image, but like a bird chirping with its open beak, it is better than having the bird just sit there.

Getting up as high as it can to scout.

A youngster hugging mom.

A mom preening Junior.

Mom tickling the toddler.

Family interaction.

          The point is that static images can be good but generally speaking, it is always better to display animal behavior and interaction. These images are just more engaging than static ones. They are cute. They make us smile. They evoke emotion. These things make such images connect with us more. We enjoy them more. They give us an experience rather than just looking at them.


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