As fascinating as nature and wildlife photography can be, there are often beautiful and unforgettable things that happen behind the lens as well. Usually, these can only be enjoyed by the photographers themselves, but occasionally, we're lucky enough to have a second photographer on the scene to capture these special moments. These photos are some of the weirdest, funniest, scariest and most beautiful moments that we've ever seen behind the scenes in nature and wildlife photography.

If you've ever captured a special moment behind the scenes, we'd love to see it. Please share it with us by adding it to this list – and upvote your favorites, too!

#1

Nature Photographer

Nature Photographer

Dan Dinu Report

#2

Nature Photographer

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JennyAganan
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did I get a good shot? Lemme take a look

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#3

Nature Photographer

Chris Du Plessis Report

CamilleStrate
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm guessing this man is a gentle soul; else that Cheetah wouldn't be lying next to him. What a thrill that would be!

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#7

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SammyScheerlijn
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cheetah pups are easily the most beautiful creatures on earth.

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#8

Wildlife Photographers

Ionel Onofraș Report

RJPisko
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hope you have a lens cloth . . . .

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#9

Nature Photographer

Lynsey Addario Report

CamilleStrate
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think....this is one brave man. (or else, he's too terrified to move). Either way, FANTASTIC photo!

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#13

Nature Photographer

animalworld.com.ua Report

#14

Nature Photographer

Liba Radova Report

JudyOrnella
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That looks like a weasel. She could be missing a lip in a few seconds.

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#15

Nature Photographer

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JeanneDeaux
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one is kinda awfully sad. This poor oran-goutan should be in nature not prisoner behind a glass waiting for people to either laugh at him and make silly faces to him or to show some compassion to him.

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#16

Wildlife Photographers

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#26

Wildlife Photographers

Lindy Coops Report

BruceMardle
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"No one believed me when I said I'd bought this jacket as camouflage."

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#27

Nature Photographer

Henryk Janowski Report

NopaApartment
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love the dedication. As I look at these and I realize I am so grateful for people like these photographers who are documenting are wonderful wildlife, which need to be revered and protected.

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#30

Nature Photographer

Louise Larcombe Report

RoseAnnSabaka
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Wait till I get their attention.......okay, now!"

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#33

My New Wolf Friends

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karenza
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i think that we are fools to be destroying our mother earth when all these beautiful creatures, and our own beautiful children will suffer.

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#35

Nature Photographer

reddit.com Report

ChristianW
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like a James Bond villain. Lets call him"The Swan".

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#36

Dangerous Crossing 02

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Baked_Potato
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh my gosh, that's a slug...with a snail she'll own.*laughs and facepalms*

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#37

Malaika

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SameeraBegam
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Hey Buddy, it's my selfie and you're not allowed to photo bomb"

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#41

Nature Photographer

Neil Losin Report

#43

Chill Out With Whales

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EstherCisneros
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I saw many whales in Alaska. They were amazing. This picture is good.

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#46

I Said Delete That Picture!!

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#47

Wild Ducks In Autumn Leaves

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Emily
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes. We agreed to play Follow the Leader.

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#49

Hi There!!

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Emily
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sorry. What did you say? I couldn't hear you over how AWESOME I look!

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#50

Close

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#51

Recycle Everything!

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Emily
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Should I jump out? No. It's better in here.

#52

One-minute Attack - One Mosquito

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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In Hungary, a small "Zagyva" River shore (near the town of Szolnok), in the summer, very many of the mosquito. It's easy photography - but it should be a good macro lens. I sit on the grass, and my knee soon pass the mosquito.

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