Alex Wild: The Diversity of Insects
I chose this blog because I find insects and photography separately very fascinating, and this is the perfect mashup of the two. However, the man behind this site isn’t just a photographer, he has a Ph.D in Entomology as well. Alex Wild (the blogs’ creator) is well known in the scientific community as well as the photographic community and has done work with National Geographic, Popular Science, and BBC Wildlife; just to name a few. He also has a blog dedicated to just ants specifically, you can find it here. A good resource of this website is to be entertained by his photography, but also learn a bit as well by reading the pictures’ captions’. Another good resource of this blog is the fact that every photograph you see, you can purchase a print of it online. I think the blog is very sleek and well produced, with its vivid photos against the black background, everything pops quite nicely. The navigation of the site is also nice and simple, all of your options are on the left bar of the page, and to fullscreen a photo, you just click on it. The quality of information is great; it doesn’t give you excess, unnecessary info. If you read the captions, the “About Alex” page, and any other directory; you get important information that’s short, sweet and to the point. I highly recommend this blog if you like wildlife photography/nature photography, and like to see the slightly-scientific side of photography.