Animal or wildlife photography is a genre of photography involving various forms of wildlife in their natural habitat. It is one of the more exciting but challenging forms of photography. Other than requiring competent technical skills, such as being able to expose correctly, wildlife photographers generally need good field craft skills and at least basic knowledge of the animals they are photographing. Foome animals are difficult to approach and thus a knowledge of the animal’s behavior is needed in order to be able to predict its actions. Photographing some species may require stalking skills or the use of a hide/blind for concealment.”
A key goal of wildlife observation and photography should be to minimise the disruption and inconvenience caused to the wild animals, birds and plants being.” (NParks)
Types of gears
While wildlife photographs can be taken using basic equipment, photography of some types of wildlife requires specialist equipment, such as macro lenses for insects, long focal length lenses for birds and underwater cameras for marine life. However, a great wildlife photograph can also be the result of being in the right place at the right time.