The internet is full of pictures of cats and dogs, and that’s a good thing, but wildlife and landscape photographer Richard Alderman has taken animal photography to the next level as you can see by the images above.

Taking photos of animals isn’t easy, there are so many factors to consider before you can take a good snap. Lighting, movement, background and getting the animal in frame all require a certain skill set and a lot of patience.

On taking and having an innate understanding of animal photography, Richard says:

Based in Hampshire I have developed a passion for the outdoors and the beautiful vistas this part of the UK has to offer. As an enthusiastic dog owner I love the outdoors and know what means to love your pet.

Ready To Be Snapped Up

Based near the New Forest in Hampshire, Richard gets exciting commission work from many an eager dog owner who want their beloved pet and family member captured in all its glory.Based in Hampshire I have developed a passion for the outdoors and the beautiful vistas this part of the UK has to offer. As an enthusiastic dog owner I love the outdoors and know what means to love your pet.

To the right, Richard is pictured with his best-pal Daisy, a gorgeous Labrador and his partner in crime.

You can see lots of Daisy featuring in Richards work as he snaps away at her as she runs through the beautiful surroundings of the New Forest.

Just looking at the brilliant photography in this post, Richard has done an amazing job at capturing those special moments with all his animal subjects.

On starting out with his photography Richard said:

When walking with my dog Daisy (Labrador) I began taking photos of her playing in the water and enjoying all that the New Forest has to offer. My photos caught the eye of quite a few people, especially dog owners who wanted photos and special memories captured on camera for all to enjoy.

It’s no wonder that Richard and his work is in demand, and because of his unique style he has also been commissioned to take photos of other animals by various owners – including a beautiful horse, which you can see on his Facebook page.

Not Just A One Trick-Pony

But, it’s not just wildlife that Richard has an eye for, his landscape photography, which has been featured on the BBC is also breath taking – take a look at this incredible shot.

More astonishing shots:

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Images not to be used without permission from the owner (Richard Alderman).