When it comes to animals, I gotta catch’em all…in images
While curating the photos I took during my last stay in El Salvador in 2022, I realized that there were shots of animals among most of my batches of images. It is nothing new that I discovered about my photographic interests, though. Either in the comfort of my home, or out on some adventure, I have a soft spot for capturing animals in action. As an outdoor and nature enthusiast, I think animals in their habitat communicate a sense of freedom and simplicity that I find attractive.
Appreciating animals in the wild is already a rewarding experience, but to capture them in a sharp, well-exposed image, is another level of satisfaction that requires some technical camera knowledge to achieve. I am by no means a professional wildlife photographer, but I definitely know that taking a good distance from the subject is key to achieve natural looking results, or any results for that matter. This is when a lens with the proper focal length is indispensable for the task. With skills and gear in place, it is all about keeping the eyes wide open and seize the seconds-long time window to capture the pokemon in action.
A gallery with many birds and a some other amazing creatures I encountered in El Salvador
This is a gallery of the wildlife I encountered while traveling in El Salvador, and just a couple of shots taken in Guatemala as well, actually. There are many birds in it, whether flying, eating or just posing for the camera. I am particularly proud of some captures, such as that of the elusive Turquoise-Browed motmot, the national bird of El Salvador, and the stray dog on the beach with the quasi-human gaze on the beach during the golden hour.
Moreover, I gave myself the interesting task (and frustrating in some cases) of searching the internet for the popular names of these species as well as the scientific ones, for any animal photography enthusiast or just any curious viewer who might be interested in knowing a bit more about the fauna found in El Salvador.
Here is a series of galleries of photography in San Salvador City, El Salvador’s capital.
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