Best Wild Light Photographs of 2012

31 December 2012 13 Comments Home » Birds, Insects etc.

A few of my favorite images from the past year:

Outrunning the Sun:
A bee outruns the sun

First Meal:
A new-born mantis seeks her first meal

Dancing to the Music of the Spheres:
A Millipede Dances to the Music of the Spheres

Unruly Buds:
Unruly Buds

String Theory:
String Theory

Stealing Red:
Stealing Red

Starry Alchemy:
Starry Alchemy

And a damselfly from my picture book Step Gently Out:
Ebony Jewelwing damselfly


  • Erica said:

    I love them all.

  • diane said:

    Wow…It’s like seeing them all for the first timw again…beautiful…light is amazing…details make the capture!
    A great showcase…2012

  • Lea S said:

    Wow!! These are all amazing! First Meal is a personal favorite!

  • Kerri on Twitter said:

    LOVE ’em ALL!

  • Paola on Twitter said:


  • Peggy Reiff Miller said:

    Your photos in STEP GENTLY OUT illuminate Helen Frost’s text magnificently! My grandson loves the book.

  • ZL 'Kai' Burington said:

    Love the Calopteryx damselfly (C. maculata female, if North American)!

  • Alex Wild on Twitter said:

    No one takes insect photographs quite like Rick Lieder. His best shots of 2012 are dreamy, surreal.

  • Marie-Hélène on G+ said:

    Really fabulous work and creative compositions!

  • Sofie on G+ said:

    These photos are magical!!

  • Linda on G+ said:

    These are awesome!

  • Ken on Focusing On Wildlife said:

    Rick, great summary of your best work from 2012!

  • Frank on Focusing On Wildlife said:

    A tremendous body of work.

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