It can take tens, hundreds, and maybe even thousands of tries for a photographer to get one beautiful shot. It is also true that photographers often have deleted those thousands of pictures once they get home. Isn’t it a shame, though, because we know how good some ‘bad’ pictures actually are?
That’s why groups like ‘Crap Wildlife Photography’ on Facebook exists. There are a special place for the worse, most awkward wildlife pictures, and people will appreciate them for how they are. The group currently has over 400k members who enjoy the hilarious content shared by photographers worldwide.
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“The time I took a picture of two American Goldfinches through a window screen and it came out looking like a cross stitch.”
“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today…”
“From Vancouver, the bird was parked on the hood of my car, shot at F16. Giving lots of depth of field. Scary!”
“Just an alligator and turtle eating spaghetti together. Yes, they had a ‘Lady and the Tramp’ moment. Mont Belvieu, Texas.”
“Spotted this guy while delivering parcels down on the Beachfront Community. C A M O F L A G E.”
“We broadcast the possum signal only in the most dire of garbage emergencies.”
“My teenage son went to the coast. I asked to see the pictures he took, and this was literally it.”
“Bottoms up! Might get this one printed on a canvas.”
“The majestic blacktail deer. “Play catch,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said.”
“Behold, the majestic red-tailed hawk.”
“Posted this on a bird-watching group thinking it was a cracking photo. Not a single person liked it at all. Must be crappier than I thought.”
“Heard a noise at the door, thinking it was the friend raccoon I’d seen a few times this week. Got my phone camera ready. However, I opened the door and saw this.”
“Just a couple of vultures in the hospital courtyard. Nothing to worry about.”
“Scary little egret from Egypt.”
“We decided to go with a less traditional tree topper this year.”
“I knew there were raccoons in the tree, but I couldn’t see what they were doing until the flash came on and the pictures came out…”
“Found the most majestic anemone on the beach the other night. It reminds me of something, but I can’t quite put my finger on it…”
“What is your problem?!”
“Was supposed to be a pelican.”
“I’m new to this group, does this count?”
“Spent about 25 minutes slowly crawling on my stomach through frozen mud on a cold winter’s morning, lining up the perfect shot for the last exposure on my analog camera. After standing majestically for the entire time I was crawling, the second I take the shot it looks directly at me, and lets out the loudest burp I’ve ever heard.”
“No outside light on when I got home. Cursed husband for leaving pipe I tripped over on path to the front door. Husband insisted on denying any pipe, so I turned the outside light on to prove him wrong…”
“I was photographing a penguin, put the telephoto lens on and it waddled over to stand less than a meter away. So all I could get in the frame was its foot.”
Note: Bucks shed their antlers and grow a new pair every year, so this guy will only have to look like a dork for a few months.
“My friend’s cat, Bailey, escaped. So, I set up a trail cam. He was hangin’ with da big boys in the backyard.”
“From a couple years ago while checking wood duck boxes for work. This lil’ thing and its friends jumped out (nested in the boxes for the winter) and freaked me out. I didn’t want it crawling up inside my pants. My co-worker found it and took a picture of posterior posterity.”
“If 2020 was an eagle:”
Update: Hawk is fine.