This Facebook Group Is Dedicated To Crappy Wildlife Photos That Are So Bad They’re Good (50 New Pics)
Not all pics of nature are meant to go on the cover. And that’s totally fine. All the not-so-fortunate snaps of wildlife have a safe place to go where their author’s lack of skills will be much appreciated.
We’re talking about the widely popular Facebook group called Crap Wildlife Photography where 399.7K members share iconic images in their own very crappy way.
From very out-of-focus photos to the worst timing possible, these awesome photos have surely hit the bottom of the barrel where photography standards used to be. Enjoy the hilarity with the newest batch of crappy goodness from Crap Wildlife Photography, and be sure to check out part 1, 2, 3, and 4.
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#1 Bottoms Up!…might Get This One Printed On A Canvas
Image credits: Ellen Hickey
#2 The Time I Took A Picture Of Two American Goldfinches Through A Window Screen And It Came Out Looking Like A Cross Stitch.
Image credits: Ana Maria Vasconez
#3 Aggressive Geese
Image credits: Ki Choi
Previously, Bored Panda reached out to the moderator team of the Crap Wildlife Photography Facebook group and found out more about their widely popular online community.
The representative of the group told us that following Bored Panda’s June article on their group, the community was joined by 18k new members. “Actual join requests were around 26k, but the other 8k people didn’t answer the short joining questionnaire so didn’t become members at that time,” they explained.
Meanwhile, the founder Tristan Kennedy said that he created Crap Wildlife Photography after someone from another group, Crap Bird Photography, asked if there was a separate group dedicated to all kinds of wildlife. It sparked an idea in Tristan to create a whole new Facebook group since nothing similar existed at the time.
#4 Dearly Beloved, We Are Gathered Here Today…..
Image credits: Emma Atticus Harper
#5 What’s Your Problem?!
Image credits: Jonica Palmer
#6 I Knew There Were Raccoons In The Tree But I Couldn’t See What They Were Doing Until The Flash Came On/Pictures Came Out…
Image credits: Lindsay Sletten
Over the past few years, the group was steadily growing, but the recent surge in new numbers was evoked by Bored Panda featuring a selection of the community’s submissions.
“Numbers increased from about 15,000 in January to about 45,000 at the start of April. The first Bored Panda article triggered a large spike in numbers—our group numbers spiked from about 45,000 to 100,000 in a few days.” In January, a whopping 300,000 new members joined and Crap Wildlife Photography became somewhat of a household name for poor photos featuring nature and/or animals.
The group’s success has to do with the fact that it’s one of the very few online communities that celebrate all the very bad efforts in photography. “The ‘good’ photo groups aren’t interested in bad photography, of course, so it gives people somewhere to share their lesser-quality photos and have a laugh at themselves,” Tristan explained.
#7 If 2020 Was An Eagle
Image credits: David Chang
#8 Spotted This Guy While Delivering Parcels Down On The Beachfront Community. C A M O F L A G E
Image credits: Freya Hogan
#9 We Broadcast The Possum Signal Only In The Most Dire Of Garbage Emergencies
Image credits: Amy Fisher Rosaaen-McDonald
#10 My Teenaged Son Went To The Coast. I Asked To See The Pictures He Took, And This Was Literally It
Image credits: Rachel Heffington Pross
#11 Posted This On A Bird Watching Group Thinking It Was A Cracking Photo. Not A Single Person Liked It At All. Must Be Crapper Than I Thought
Image credits: Rachel Balding
#12 Spent About 25 Minute Slowly Crawling On My Stomach Through Frozen Mud On A Cold Winters Morning, Lining Up The Perfect Shot For The Last Exposure On My Analogue Camera, After Standing Magestically For The Entire Time I Was Crawling, The Second I Take The Shot It Looks Directly At Me And Lets Out The Loudest Burp I’ve Every Heard.
Image credits: Sebastian Stern
#13 Found The Most Majestic Anemone On The Beach The Other Night. It Reminds Me Of Something, But I Can’t Quite Put My Finger On It…
Image credits: Steph Renaud
#14 Scary Little Egret From Egypt
Image credits: Doaa Belal Abdelhamed
#15 Just An Alligator And Turtle Eating Spaghetti Together. Yes They Had A Lady And The Tramp Moment. Mont Belvieu Texas.
Image credits: Amber Rose
#16 I Was Photographing A Penguin, Put The Telephoto Lens On And It Waddled Over To Stand Less Than A Meter Away So All I Could Get In The Frame Was Its Foot
Image credits: Steve Ransome
Image credits: Beth Perry
#18 Heard A Noise At The Door. Thinking It Was The Friendly Raccoon I’d Seen A Few Times This Week, I Got My Phone Camera Ready To Get It’s Picture. However, I Opened The Door And Saw This
Image credits: Lulis Leal
#19 Was Supposed To Be A Pelican
Image credits: Emma McAleese
#20 I’m New To This Group, Does This Count?
Image credits: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1479326849031169/permalink/2515009218796255/
#21 From Vancouver, The Bird Was Parked On The Hood Of My Car, Shot At F16, Giving Lots Of Depth Of Field. Scary!
Image credits: AP Hovasse
#22 My Friends Cat Bailey Escaped His House. So I Set Up A Trail Cam. He Was Hangin With Da Big Boys In The Back Yard
Image credits: Joie Mattioli
#23 No Outside Light On When I Got Home, Cursed Husband For Leaving Pipe I Tripped Over On Path To The Front Door. Once Inside, Husband Vehemently Denied Any Pipe Misdemeanor, So I Turned On Outside Light To Prove Him Wrong…
Image credits: Cindy Lane
#24 The Majestic Blacktail Deer. Play Catch They Said. It’ll Be Fun They Said. **no Need To Worry! If You Are Unaware, Bucks Lose And Regrow Their Antlers Every Year. This Guy Will Only Have To Look Like A Dork For A Couple More Months
Image credits: Taylor Borth
#25 From A Couple Years Ago While Checking Wood Duck Boxes For Work. This Lil Thing And It’s Friends Jumped Out (They Nest In The Boxes For The Winter). I Proceeded To Freak Out Because I Didnt Want It Crawling Up Inside My Pants. My Coworker Found It And Took A Picture For Posterior Posterity
Image credits: Shasta Slade
#26 We Decided To Go With A Less Traditional Tree Topper This Year
Image credits: Brandi Rose
#27 What An Unusual Bird On My Deck This Morning!
Image credits: Ann Marie Jacobson
#28 Behold The Majestic Red-Tailed Hawk Update: Hawk Is Fine
Image credits: Michelle Bartelheimer
#29 Behold My Favorite *crap* Wildlife Photo Thus Far
Image credits: Autumn Schrock
#30 Nudist Squirrels Of The Northern Bruce Peninsula. This Guy Has Been Around For 2 Years Now. He Doesn’t Have Mange, As His Skin Is “Clean” (No Sores & Dry Skin Associated With Mange), Just Genetically Hairless. Hoping To See Him Come Springtime!!
Image credits: Katrina Page
#31 Just A Couple Of Vultures In The Hospital Courtyard. Nothing To Worry About.
Image credits: Hami Sayyadioskoie
#32 I Got More Than I Paid For In This Shot
Image credits: Dusty Repaskey
#33 Notice A Couple Of Really Tiny Deer On Top Of This Fence…
Image credits: George Silvaney
#34 Managed To Snap This Shot Of What I Believe To Be A Bobcat
Image credits: Chris Altis
#35 Not A Penguin This Time At The Fence… But Equally Cute. Curious Elephant Seal Pup
Image credits: Alana-Jayne Moore
#36 If You’ve Ever Wondered What A Happy Scalepuppy Looks Like, Here’s A Visual For You
Image credits: Kristen Trueman
#37 On A Trip To Antarctica, I Was Fortunate To Witness A Gentoo Penguin Wedding.
Image credits: Shelley Sandusky
#38 I Nearly Bumped Into This Blubbery Rock Yesterday And Let Me Tell You, When My Wife Pointed Out What It Was I Felt Very Close To Death. The Irony Is That We Had Just Given Up Spotting Any Elephant Seals After A Long Beach Walk Lol
Image credits: Amy Adair-Behr
#39 Omg Please Caption These Eyebrows! Yes, He Just Got Busted Eating From The Bird Feeder!
Image credits: Michelle Evans
#40 Derek Put The Seagull Down
Image credits: Emma George
#41 Look Who I Found In My Patio!
Image credits: Paola Parigi
#42 Hold My Beer, I Am Going In…
Image credits: Nino Mskhiladze
#43 My First Posting
Image credits: Leslie A. Sarazan
#44 So This Guy Was Stalking Me At Work One Day
Image credits: Cheyenne Wright-Austin
#45 Bug Photobombs Are The Best!!
Image credits: Ayn Generes
#46 This Was The Last Photo I Took Before I Was Chased Across A Hilly Field, Screaming And Running As Fast As My Legs Could Carry Me
All I had wanted was a closer hawk photo. I did not see this beast in the grass. My husband was in the car on the side of the road, and he responded to my screams by rolling the windows up as I barreled towards him in superhuman flight whilst the badger snarled and gained on me. He thought it was bees or hornets (and left me for dead which I shan’t forget), but no. It was a very large and very angry member of the Mustelid family.
Image credits: Rachel Heffington Pross
#47 Captured A Little Spring In His Step After Being Fed
Image credits: Blujay Emnott
#48 Note To Self, Make Sure Your Trunk Closes When You Hit The Button!
Image credits: Courtney Van Velse
#49 The Fattest Squirrel I Have Ever Seen. He Lives In Our Yard And Eats The Neighbor’s Chicken Feed And Chases Off Any Birds, Bunnies, Or Other Squirrels That Try To Get In His Space
Image credits: Liz Fischer
#50 My Dad Has Dementia And Can’t Remember What Squirrels Are Called So He Calls Them A-Holes. Turns Out The A-Holes Are Everywhere
Image credits: MacKenzie Ferguson