Free Black and White Animal Photography

All black and white stock animal images are copyright free under Creative Commons 0 and may be used for commercial and personal projects without attribution or royalties to the photographer.

Black and white animal photography can involve a range of subjects such as pictures of wildlife, pets and animals in your local zoo.

To take black and white animal photos, often special equipment is needed. For taking pictures of wildlife, especially birds, a large zoom lens may be needed and also for animals that may run off if you scare them by getting too close. Also a tripod would usually be needed when using a large zoom lens, so longer exposures can be used and to take some of the weight off yourself if waiting for an extended amount of time. For taking photos of insects, a macro lens would be needed, and for taking photos of fish, an underwater camera. When taking pictures of animals, the shutter speed is very important, because a lot of animals are likely to be moving and with longer lenses the shutter speed needs to be a lot faster to avoid blur. A shutter speed you should be aiming for should be equal to your lens focal length or more, for example a lens at 300mm should have a shutter speed of at least 1/300s. Also a lens with image stabilisation should be considered to further increase the sharpness of the photo.

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