A graphics tablet may seem like an odd thing to be reviewing on a wildlife and nature site, but in today's increasingly connected online world the content we create plays an incredibly important role in helping us reach and engage with more people. Whether you're a wildlife photographer, artist or just a keen enthusiast who wants to share your love of wildlife with the world, … [Read more...] about XP Pen Deco 03 Graphics Tablet Review
Ireland is home to some truly phenomenal wildlife.Our position on the western periphery of Europe, perched on the edge of the wild North Atlantic, makes this a truly special place. The essence of Ireland's natural heritage is encapsulated in this short video, compiled by Crossing The Line Films. It was screened during "New Horizon's For Nature", Ireland's first National … [Read more...] about Video captures essence of Ireland’s wildlife at National Biodiversity Conference
The BBC Natural History Unit is widely acknowledged as the best wildlife film-making department in the world. We've all seen the amazing footage they capture while creating some of the most iconic wildlife programmes ever made.But of course those shots demand professional cameramen and some of the most expensive high-tech video gadgetry on the market... or do they?Not … [Read more...] about Fantastic tips on wildlife film-making with your smartphone from the BBC
We just had to share this captivating video of the puffins on Skellig Michael, Co. Kerry. shot in June of this year by Peter Cutler for Crow Crag Productions.You've got to love puffins -- they have a comical charisma all of their own, although, truth be told I personally have a soft spot for razorbills.Enjoy!Puffins from Crow Crag on Vimeo. … [Read more...] about The puffins of Skellig Michael by Crow Crag productions
The BBC and National Geographic have gizmos like "Turtle Cam", featuring cutting edge remote filming technology. Here at Ireland's Wildlife we have a camera strapped to a broom.It works better than you might think. Check out the video below of a young minke whale visiting the Cork Whale Watch vessel The Holly Jo on a recent trip. As the whale approached and began circling … [Read more...] about Underwater whale footage… with broom-cam!
Great choice of music for this amazing behind the scenes footage from a selection of the BBC’s seminal natural history television.It must be a wonderful feeling to set the standard the rest of the world aspires to. Let’s hope RTÉ is paying attention! … [Read more...] about Para… para… paradise! Wildlife film-making at its best from the BBC
I stumbled across this video on Twitter yesterday. It offers a bit of insight into the manufacture of high end binoculars and optics for birding and nature watching from the perspective of a pair of Swarovski Optik's flagship binoculars -- the EL Swarovision range.While this is a Swarovski video, I'm sure there are parallels with all of the leading optics manufacturers … [Read more...] about How do they make high-end binoculars?
I just spotted this shared on the Birdwatch Ireland page on Facebook, and thought that I simply had to share it here. Flocking starlings are amazing enough… but flocking starlings reacting to a peregrine falcon attack… wow! If you don’t already, don’t forget to “Like” Birdwatch Ireland on Facebook and follow @birdwatchie on twitter for great content, bird related discussion … [Read more...] about Peregrine stooping on flock of starlings!