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  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Jon Hopkins- Modern Driveway
  • Reading: The Road
  • Watching: The Strain…. for now...
  • Playing: Mirror's Edge/Wolfenstein; The New Order
  • Eating: Ramen because I'm poor as dirt
  • Drinking: Water 'n Milk (again, poor as dirt)
Sorry for the sudden barrage of journals, but this is just too fantastic not to share. Any of you who have looked at the profile information on my page have seen that my favorite artist is Mitsuaki Iwago. Really a fantastic wildlife photographer any way you slice it. He has a gritty style that doesn't gussy up the natural world or try to make wild animals into the cute cuddly things you see so often in zoo photos. He shows it like it is. Sometimes it's cute, sometimes it's brutal, and most of the time, it just takes your breath away. He specializes in African wildlife, lions in particular, and I'd say the vast, vast majority of my favorite wildlife photos are his.

So imagine my surprise when I stumbled across an archive 560 images long of his photography today while searching for lion photos. I almost died and went to heaven. If the images were in higher resolution, I might have.

Do yourself a huge favor and go check out what wildlife photography is supposed to be - Visit the gallery by heading over to the National Geographic Creative archives and running a search for "mitsuaki iwago minden pictures". And then enjoy.


Robert Heischman
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Wildlife photographer, 27, Master's in Biology, Fairfield, California, love big cats, hate domestic cats, smart but absent minded, pretty much permanently stressed out. :)

Current Residence: Fairfield, California
Favourite genre of music: Classical, soundtrack (anime, VGM, etc.)
Favourite photographer: Mitsuaki Iwago
Favourite style of art: Abstract/Impressionist
Operating System: Mac OSX Mountain Lion
MP3 player of choice: my trusty iPhone
Wallpaper of choice: One of my pictures
Favourite cartoon character: Hobbes (not really a cartoon, but who's counting)
Equipment: Nikon D90/Nikon D5000, Nikkor 300mm f/4.0, Nikon 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6, Tokina 12-24mm f/4.0



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rainylake Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I absolutely adore the spotted skunk photos you have. What fun shots!
chewyredhots Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm dirt poor too~Oh i like animals too.
robbobert Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy to meet a fellow Ramen fan. ;) Glad you like my photos. Thanks for the visit and the watch. :thanks:
MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
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Welcome to BrightandCheerful!
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Indu-Art Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Your beautiful work was used here:…. Thank you so much for the ref! 
fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student General Artist
:wow::giggle: Why aren't I watching you yet!? :XD: :la: You have an amazing photo gallery! :w00t::iconclappingraccoonplz:
robbobert Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy to hear you like my photos. :) I'll do my best to keep them coming in the future. Thanks for watching!
fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student General Artist
:aww::tighthug::D You are most welcome! :D
howler1234 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good glory, your gallery is stunning. I cannot get over all of your photos of lions and tigers, they're so beautiful and unique ^^ I am definitely going to keep an eye out for your pictures :)

out of curiosity, am I allowed to use your photos as a reference?? You have ones with such great poses and I'm currently trying to train myself with big cat anatomy.. I wasn't sure if you would be alright with that or not, but thought I should probably ask first...

I simply cannot wait to see more :)
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