Behind the Lens of a Forest Ranger

Explore Germany's Black Forest with one of its greatest chroniclers, Klaus Echle

Red Fox

Red Fox

The renowned mist of the Black Forest adds atmosphere to this silhouette. Echle used the 5D Mark II with a 70–200mm f/2.8L EF lens to make the shot at 1/125 sec and f/2.8, ISO 800.Klaus Echle/naturepl.com
Red Foxes

Red Foxes

Klaus Echle added a pop of fill flash with a Canon 550EX Speedlite for more detail in this vulpine pair. He used a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with a 17–40mm f/4L Canon EF lens to take the shot at 1/20 sec and f/5.6, ISO 800.Klaus Echle/naturepl.com
European Badger

European Badger

Echle added fill to the foreground with a Canon 550EX Speedlite in this shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 17–40mm f/4L lens. Exposure: 1/125 sec at f/8, ISO 400.Klaus Echle/naturepl.com
Wild Boar Piglets

Wild Boar Piglets

Panning at a shutter speed of 1/40 sec, Echle emphasized the speed of these babies with motion blur. An EOS 5D MarK III was used with the 70–200mm zoom. Exposure: 1/800 sec at f/8, ISO 640.
Dormice

Dormice

These wee ones were hand-raised by Klaus Echle. Exposure on reversal film with a Canon EOS 3 with 100mm f/2.8 Macro Canon EF and Canon 540 EZ Speedlite was unrecorded.Klaus Echle/naturepl.com
Red Fox

Red Fox

The renowned mist of the Black Forest adds atmosphere to this silhouette. Echle used the 5D Mark II with a 70–200mm f/2.8L EF lens to make the shot at 1/125 sec and f/2.8, ISO 800.Klaus Echle/naturepl.com
Stock Dove Shadow

Stock Dove Shadow

Echle demonstrates another strategy for shooting in the dim forest, below left. He used a Canon EOS-1D Mark III and 300mm f/2.8L Canon EF lens. Exposure: 1/500 sec at f/4.5, ISO 100.Klaus Echle/naturepl.com