How to take Wildlife Photograph?

Out of the three important categories of photography, wildlife photography is most adventurous and challenging. Being able to view wildlife, first hand eye to eye is a thrilling experience in itself! On top of it, capturing it photographically is then a big treat… And this treat itself is worth all the challenges to be taken up. It also lends an opportunity to closely observe the intricacies of mother-nature and the linked interplay of varied habitats and organisms.


Die hard essential tips to proceed with wildlife photography

  1. Never think of harassing wildlife.
  2. Follow all code of ethics while going in for any venture.
  3. It is most important that you know all the equipment well. Learning at the time when you have to actually shoot will lead to loss of exact valuable moments to be clicked.
  4. Try and see the minutest details in nature and environment around you. Not necessarily it’s always the subject that you will find to capture; instead you might just find some crawling centipede which could also be interesting enough.
  5. Be extremely patient and wait for natural action to occur, when such action takes place, be prompt enough to click it.
  6. Abstain yourself from using flash because if you are too close you will startle the animal or bird and make it react in undesired way, whereas if you are very far flash will be of no use.
  7. Do not by any chance, startle the subject or else there are chances that you might injure yourself.
  8. Do not restrict yourself to adjust the entire subject in your frame of picture; instead be keen on capturing intricate details of the subject’s habitat.
  9. Try your level best to focus on the animal’s eyes.
  10. For breathtaking results, try and adjust shutter speeds manually, especially experimenting with low shutter speeds can prove beneficial.


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Tips to be considered while taking the photo snaps

  • One must take most of the shots on the eye level of the subject. Although this is difficult while picturing small animals like frogs, rabbits etc, but it gives the most personified dramatic shots.
  • Never make the mistake of clicking the animal with the lens above the animal or bird, or insect; it gives absolutely typical and boring snaps.
  • Make use of manual lenses to get the best results.
  • To begin practicing one can go to a zoo and observe some habits and try to capture them. This will help in identifying and familiarizing yourself with a particular animal.


So when you finally go out in the wild, you can guess efficiently when to click the best photograph.