This Facebook Group Is All About Poor Wildlife Photos And They Are So Bad They’re Good
Crap Wildlife Photography needs no introduction. The internet's powerhouse founded five years ago as a Facebook group has gone from a couple of thousand members to boasting a solid 411.3K fanbase. It all started when the group went totally viral in January 2020 after being featured on Bored Panda.
Today, it’s one of the most exciting communities on social media which has people sharing weirdly wonderful and impossibly crappy photographs of wildlife. No perfect shots, no well-thought compositions, no good timing: crap photography celebrates the exact opposite.
So get your popcorn ready to scroll through the freshest batch of wildlife photos with deliberately zero quality standards. And after you’re done, make sure to check out our previous posts with the same excellence in crappiness here, here, and here.
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We Have An Albino Squirrel In Our Backyard. I've Been Stalking Him For His Photo. Finally Got One. Isn't He Beautiful!
Okay... So Maybe I Need More Practice Photographing Birds
The internet is full of many unsuccessful wildlife pictures surfing around, but when the Crap Wildlife Photography Facebook group became the internet's powerhouse for this sort of content, they became cool and edgy—something they’d never been before.
The group’s success has to do with the fact that it’s one of the very few online communities that celebrate all the very bad efforts in photography. “The 'good' photo groups aren't interested in bad photography, of course, so it gives people somewhere to share their lesser-quality photos and have a laugh at themselves,” Tristan Kennedy, the creator of the group, told us some time ago.
Caught This Guy Raiding The Bird Feeder At Night. Not Sure Why He Felt The Need To Cover His Private Parts
This Great Horned Owl Was Chilling On The Roof Behind Our House. I Raced Around The Block Where The Light Was Better And Got This!
But what exactly makes it so difficult to capture that pic-perfect shot when it comes to wildlife? Some time ago, we talked to Marina Cano, an award-winning wildlife photographer and Canon ambassador whose work has been on the covers of National Geographic, and in 2015, she was a finalist of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest.
Marina said that the difficult part “lies in how unpredictable the animals can be, but that’s also the most exciting thing about capturing these images.” This unexpectedness and jumpiness that wild animals have is also what makes the bad photographs so fun and relatable. We all have one in our camera roll and we’re often too embarrassed to share.
Is He.. Giving Me The.. Bird?!
Hi How Are Ya, Hi How Are Ya, Hi How Are Ya?
Took A Photo Of This Lazy Fella A Few Years Ago
Part Of The Magic Of New Zealand’s Caves Is Due To The Spectacular Display Of Glow-Worms, As Illustrated In My Award Winning Photo
Behold. The Best Fish Picture I've Ever Taken
According to Marina, the most important thing to know before taking a camera is that “whatever happens in the day you will come back home happy to be in the wild.” On top of that, you need to be passionate, because in this case, “you won’t blame anything and just enjoy it.”
It Was Fast Not My Fault
Next Time Starring On Squirrel Porn Is Ballsy The Squirrel
I Was Trying To Take A Sweet Photo Of A Sparrow Having A Bath. I Appear To Have Taken A Photo Of Two Sparrows Committing A Murder
Check Out The Excellent Welds On This Steel Fencing
I Was Trying To Take A Picture Of This Juvenile Seagull And This Sleepy Pigeon Waddled In And Stole The Show
I Saw A Snowy Owl Today... I'd Say He Was Camouflaged Very Well
But when it comes to poorly executed photographs, people often blame wobbly cameras, bad weather, or not enough light. Unless you are submitting the picture to Crap Wildlife Photography, this is definitely not something you want in your images.
Mr. Grumpy Stepped Into The Frame Uninvited When I Was Just Trying To Get A Nice Photo Of The River In Porto, Portu-Gull
This brethren has had enough of your photo shooting session!
“Every Move You Make Every Step You Take Owl Be Watching You”
Someone Had A Big Night! This Is A Wild Komodo Dragon. Safe To Say We Used A Different Bathroom
The photos shared on Crap Wildlife Photography are not to be taken seriously by any cost. People here are celebrating the sheer level of absurdity and lousiness, zero photography standards, and the worst timing ever. After all, we all are desperate for a good laugh these days.
I Will Be Leading A Online Class In Photography Soon. Feel Free To Western Union Me Your $500 Enrollment Deposit
Took This After Getting Out Of My Car To Go In A Store
Sigh. This Is My Bathroom Ceiling, That Is A Brush Tailed Possum Foot
That Moment When You Realize You're Gonna Need A Bigger Bird Feeder
So I Helped A Raccoon That Was Unable To Get Up The Slippery River Bank And Was Stuck In The Water. I Was Repaid With Him Shaking The Water Off Of Himself All Over Me
Not [Bad] Photo... But I [Pooped] My Pants... Back Away Slowly
The Ermine In The Lovely Minnesota Snow. Nailed The Exposure On This One
Here Is The Pic I Happened To Snap Once Of A Capybara Getting Snipped By A Goose. I Couldn’t Believe It When I Saw What I Captured
You Are Considered Lucky To See One Cape Clawlless Otter. Two Together At The Same Time Is Even More Unusual. Not Sure What It Means When Eight Demonic Ones Come And Visit You Out Of The Darkness
Any Ornithologists Out There To Identify This Bird?
I Thought You Might Like To Look At My Beaver
I Feed The Critters. The Yard Is Overrun. It Makes My Boyfriend Crazy. Today, While At Work, I Receive This Photo. Apparently They're Checking To See What Time I'll Be Home
I Was Doing Some Yard Work When I Saw A Roadrunner Running Around On My Roof. I Grabbed My Phone To Take A Shot, But It Jumped Off Just As I Snapped
Excuse Me, But Could I Borrow A Cup Of Sugar?
When You Try To Feed Bambies Some Cabbage, But You Have Poor Aim
On The Way To Work Today I Looked At My Dashboard With My Toy Dinosaurs On It, And I Thought, I Don't Remember Buying A Lizard
I HAVE A LIZARD IN MY CAR! When I got to work it was over by the passenger side door. I thought great, I'll just catch it and let it go. So I did catch it, but as I was walking to put the little guy in a bush it wiggled free and ran up the inside of my long sleeve shirt! Great, I have a lizard on me. I took off my shirt, it wasn't in the shirt and I tried to find it on my tee shirt. I couldn't find it so I put my shirt back on. Then I felt it on my shoulder, I took the shirt back off and it ran to the front of my tee shirt. I caught it and let it go....
My Dog Wouldn't Stop Barking So I Flipped On The Porch Light
I Said I Don't Want My Picture Taken
Oh Look, Honey.. There's A Sweet Little Chipmunk In The Bird House... *quickly Grabs Camera*
Landed On The Sun Roof... Not The Most Flattering Angle
Northern Cardinals Apparently Survive On A Steady Diet Of Tennis Balls
Got Yelled At Today
Behold - A Green Tree Frog In All Its Glory Exiting Our Spa
This other brethren has had enough of your photo shooting session!
Soon As I Zoomed In It Screamed, Took A S*** And Flew Off
As you would, if you realized someone was long-lensing you as you pooped.
What Do You Think This Guy Wants To Tell Me? Guess I'll Never Know. Since He Wasn't Paying Rent I Evicted Him!
It Was A Few Years Back In Brisbane, Australia. He/She Got So Excited By The Selfie That Jumped Onto The Phone And I Dropped It. For A Second I Thought I'd Never Get It Back
This Little Guys Bum Is Literally Calling His Food To Him
This Great Horned Owl Doesn’t Believe A Word You Say
Derek Put The Seagull Down
Indignant Bluebird Staring In From The Window Feeder
My Husband Has Wings
Note: this post originally had 169 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.
I appreciated all the photos of possums 😄
Possums are Awesums
Indeed they are! 😊
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Thank you contributors. These were great
I've got a funny one with a clever seagull. "the man who has no imagination has no wings?" "Nope dumb humans, you have no wings, period!" 20180705_1...99e30f.jpg
I appreciated all the photos of possums 😄