Wildlife is one of the most technically demanding and rewarding genres of amateur and professional photography. According to Cary Wolinsky and Bob Caputo, who have a combined 64 years of experience photographing stories for National Geographic and other publications, whether you're trying to capture a herd of elephants on the Serengeti Plains or squirrels in your backyard, the name of the game is patience.
These guys like tropical and subtropical climates. They get bigger than most other eagles. This particular one, a male, weighs about 10 pounds. He's a growing boy, and already dwarfs your typical American bald eagle national icon thing. He swallows rats whole at feeding time. That's the keeper's forearm he's sitting on with those BIG ASS talons. These guys were practically extinct but they've been bred and released into the wild, and now they're making a comeback. L.A. Zoo.
This isn't a Photoshopped post – those are these unique animals' natural bright colors! Most animals land somewhere along with the black, brown, or yellow color spectra, but not these creatures that are sporting some truly unique colors! These unusual animals illustrate that nature has a far more colorful and diverse color palette than you might have realized.