Behind the Shot

How Lost Luggage Led to This Amazing Shot of an Atlantic Puffin

How Lost Luggage Led to This Amazing Shot of an Atlantic Puffin

— For photographer Ann Pacheco, the potentially trip-ruining mishap ended up being a blessing in disguise.
A Curious Owlet Peeks Out of Its Nest Box. A Vigilant Photographer Is Ready.

A Curious Owlet Peeks Out of Its Nest Box. A Vigilant Photographer Is Ready.

— Ashleigh Scully, 16, captured this shot of a curious young screech owl while doing her homework at the kitchen table. Here's how.
How a Photographer's Kind Heart Led to This Snowy Shot of a Killdeer

How a Photographer's Kind Heart Led to This Snowy Shot of a Killdeer

— By protecting the Killdeer's nest from harm, Melissa Groo was able to capture one parent's impressive devotion to its eggs.
A Rare Encounter With an Even Rarer Bird

A Rare Encounter With an Even Rarer Bird

— How Noppadol Paothong captured the one-and-only prairie chicken “Sampson” up close.
Thanks to Mom, a Photographer Finally Gets His Dream Shot

Thanks to Mom, a Photographer Finally Gets His Dream Shot

— Here, Peter Mather shares the story behind this long-sought image of a Bald Eagle and two eaglets.
 How Photographer Mac Stone Got This Shot of Burrowing Owls

How Photographer Mac Stone Got This Shot of Burrowing Owls

— Hint: A lot of time, a little technology—and a plain old road cone.