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The Crazy Inventions of Two Wildlife Photography Pioneers

Throughout photography history, determined, creative, and brave photographers have gone to extreme lengths to capture the perfect shot. Here’s a curious photo from the 1890s that shows a crazy tripod setup used by wildlife photography pioneers in the 1890s.

Pictured in the photo are British naturalist brothers Richard Kearton (1862-1928) and Cherry Kearton (1871-1940), who are considered to be among history’s earliest wildlife photographers. The duo was photographing a bird’s nest, and they decided to extend their tripod with wooden sticks and operate the large format camera with Cherry standing on Richard’s shoulders.

Cherry is known for capturing the first

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