Backlit Wildlife Photography

In the “golden hour” after sunrise and before sunset, it is often tempting to photograph the subject bathed in beautiful warm light. However, I often find that it is possible to get more atmospheric and interesting images by shooting into the light. Here are some of my favourite examples of backlit wildlife photography from around Africa…

Eland Drinking
Impala at Sunset
Lion at Sunset
Backlit Lioness
African Meerkat
Silhouette meerkat
Meerkat Watching Sunset
Running Zebra
Lion at Sunrise
Male Lion Sunrise
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Last of the Wild Dogs
Backlit Baboon
Hippo Sunrise
Backlit Crane
Male Impala
Impala at Sunset
Zebra Backlit at Sunset
Black Rhino
Crawshays Zebra