This week’s DP photo challenge is “motion”. Since I love to capture motion in our precious natural environment, I thought it’d be fun to participate. So here are some images representing four different types of motion in nature. In addition to the butt-shaking, water spraying motion demonstrated by Mama Osprey in the featured image.
I hope your week has started well.
Slow motion. Enjoyable, hardly noticeable, purposeful. Often lovable.
Quick motion. Fast and furious. Gone in a blink. Always momentary.
Accelerating motion. Rising. Upward. Onward. Often sudden and surprising.
Decelerating motion. Slow-down. Approach. Touch down. Most often anticipated.
You can find other DP Weekly Photo Challenge entries on Motion here.
58 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion in Nature (9 Images)”
Really amazing photos, Tine. Love that last one, which had such great results for the happy couple. 🙂
Thanks Sylvia! That motion was truly productive 🙂 Today he hauled in a huge, fat fish and landed nicely.
He’s a good dad. 🙂
Beautiful captures – and Mama Bottlenose with her baby – how fabulous! 🙂
Thank you, Joanne. The morning I saw these dolphins the ocean was completely calm, they were gliding by slowly, possibly still sleeping. Dolphins sleep with half of their brain active 🙂
How wonderful. What an amazing event to witness AND with a camera – glorious! 🙂
I was going hiking on a barrier island, and sat on a boat with camera in the bag next to me 🙂
Great take on, Tiny! Love the Mama and baby Bottlenose Dolphin, baby ducks, and these beautiful flying birds, Papa Osprey’s and majestic landing! Fantastic! Thank you, Tiny! 🙂
Happy you enjoyed these captures of nature in motion, Amy. I saw the dolphins one gorgeous morning in February and the ducklings just last week. Their nest is in the salt marsh so I’m hoping to see them again.
Those are wonderful. My favorites are the first and last.
Thanks Janet. Happy you liked them. The last one is special to me too as I’ve been following this Osprey family for over a year now.
Thanks David. Nature never ceases to amaze me.
Wow! Still can’t figure out how you get them to do these amazing things for you 😉
I especially love the tern and osprey shots Tiny!
Oh, they do so many more amazing things that my camera just refuses to capture 😉 The terns landing reminded me about all the congested airports…but much more elegant and smooth operation, no scraping of wings 🙂
That is an amazing shot – flying in formation 🙂
Superb photos, every one!
Thank you kindly, Tom.
Very nice captures of nature. Carolyn
Thank you Carolyn.
Another wonderful series! Spring is a wonderful time indeed. Not surprisingly, I loved the Mama Duck & ducklings especially. There’s something about duckies…they always seem to be smiling 😀
Thanks Takami! These ducklings are so cute, I hope to see them again to get more pictures. I know where their nest is, but they haven’t come out when I’ve been around 🙂
FANTASTIC! My favorite: A Sandwich Tern flies fast to get out of the furiously moving surf.
Thanks Nancy! That tern was desperate…and he came out dry 🙂
These are wonderful captures, extraordinary! kudos Tiny! 🙂
Thanks for your kind words, H.J.!
Great motion shots – love the Sandwich Tern shot!
Thanks much, Kathy! I like that shot myself too. Pure luck 🙂
Oh and talent too!
For that shot, as many of my ‘action shots’, it’s a spoonful of luck and just a pinch of talent 🙂
A lovely interpretation of motion. All of them so beautiful.
Happy you enjoyed! Nature-made motion is bound to be beautiful.
What a glorious selection of photographs, everyone a winner.
Thank you Susan. Happy you liked them.
Really like the Sandwich Tern shot, the tumbling wave with the bird flying away really creates motion.
Thanks Ben. This tern got its feathers wet.
Each photo is exquisite on its own. The whole is a paen to motion!
mispelled paen, should be paean
Thank you for your kind and encouraging words, Hien. I have so many pictures of manmade motion, all kinds of machines (some really funny looking) flying up there, but they lack the grace of motion that is nature-made.
Wonderful collection of photos…. well done!
Excellent captures, I’m impressed! 🙂
Best regards, Dina
Thanks Dina. I’m always impressed by the amazing “stuff” that happens in the nature 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend, Tiny
A great series of images for the challenge.
Thanks – happy you enjoyed them.
awesome images…i’m for the slow motion, anyway ❤
Thanks Sirpa! Slow motion is good because we have more time to enjoy it, like these two moms with their offspring 🙂
Helt fantastiska bilder, vad duktig du har blivit!
Tackar! Den gamla hunder lar sig skalla 🙂
Extraordinary work, Tiny!!
You have great eyes Tiny! You know just when to capture the moment! Your photos truly amaze me. I look forward to seeing all your posts! Makes my moments so joyful! Thank you! 🙂
Fabulous captures of motion! Loved seeing the dolphins. My favorite photo is the egret catching the fish in its beak! And thanks for another peak of the baby ducks! 🙂
I meant *peek*, LOL.
Thanks Amy! The egret was amazing, one swing and into the mouth it went. I hope to see the baby ducks again one of these days.
Beauty in motion. Love the pictures. You have captured wonderful beauty of nature with great care.
Thanks much! I think it is difficult for man to create beauty that parallels that of nature…hence I mostly “shoot” natural objects 🙂