Oliver Rogers' "Posing": MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by Colleen Carlisle-Nicholas       Category Bird Photography, Travel Photography       Tags MeFOTO Giveaway, sidekick360, Instagram giveaway

Love photographing animals, but having trouble getting out into the wilderness? Why not try a small, local zoo? SideKick360 winner, Oliver Rogers did just that when a surgery forced him to stay close to home.

"This photo was taken at the Naples Zoo. I had ACL surgery that week, so I wasn't able to do my typical photos of wildlife and fish on my own. I had to go to a place that was accessible for me. My first thought was the zoo. I found a very friendly pair of Military Macaws. This guy loved modeling for me." - Oliver

Yi-Ching Lin's "Rex": MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by MeFOTO Blog       Category Street Photography, Giveaway       Tags MeFOTO Giveaway, Instagram giveaway, sidekick360, iguana

Congratulations to Yi-Ching Lin, winner of our SideKick360 Giveaway for 11/21!! A self-taught photographer and classically trained professional musician, Yi-Ching is inspired by people and everyday objects. Through her images, she seeks to engage the audience in sometimes subtle, oftentimes whimsical, exercises in seeing, thinking, and feeling.

"Rex is a young iguana and a pet of one of my neighbors on the mean streets of Brooklyn (smile). I took this photo as he was sun-soaking on my neighbor's lap on the typical Brooklyn stoop. With his unconventional red leash, he was a sight to behold for all passers-by!" - Yi-Ching

Check out Yi-Ching's blog, Waking Up New, to see more of her work.

Kirk Ragoonath's "Gator": MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by MeFOTO Blog       Category Travel Photography, nature photography, Wildlife Photography       Tags American Alligator, Florida Everglades, MeFOTO Instagram Giveaway, Instagram giveaway

Stretching from just south of Orlando all the way to Florida Bay, the Florida Everglades is a tropical wetlands covering more than 734 square miles. Kirk Rangoonath, our SideKick360 winner for 11/14/14, has spent years capturing the beauty of this unique ecosystem.

"If you ever get to visit the Florida Everglades, the first thing you will probably notice is the abundance of American Alligators. I have taken quite a few alligator pics over the years, but I really liked how this image turned out with the lack of wind and low light conditions. I usually shoot in direct sunlight, so I really wasn't sure how the image would come out. In this case, it seems to have worked out well. Learning everyday with every shot! This image was taken in Big Cypress National Preserve on a beautiful late afternoon." - Kirk

See more of Kirk's work at http://instagram.com/LostInTheGlades

Matt Collins "Ocotillo Wells": MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by MeFOTO Blog       Category action photography, Giveaway, Sports photography       Tags Ocotillo Wells, California, Motocro, motocross, Jarryd McNeil, motocross whips

Congratulations to Matt Collins, our SideKick360 winner for 11/7/14. Matt has been producing action / sports photos and videos since 1993. Motocross imagery is one of his specialties:

"Ocotillo Wells, California is a dry, dusty, barren landscape. Heavy erosion here has created one of the world's best free riding motocross destinations. Professional Motocross rider, Jarryd McNeil, took full advantage of the natural terrain with whips like this. I am a super fan of this location, just be prepared for anything!" - Matt

See more of Matt's work at www.solidfoto.com