Land Nick Compared with docile pets, wild animals are much dangerous and unpredictable. Therefore, shooting wild animals’ photography requires abundant of courage and patience. And animal photographer becomes one of the most mysterious types of profession. A photographer who uses good exposure, color and blur settings along with appropriate shutter speed and focusing techniques can produce stunning photographs.
To shoot the best performance of wild animals, photographers have to get disguised. I used to see a photographer squatting in a poor, covered with duckweed and lotus leaves. He is so focus that he keeps his body unmoved to shoot a frog. Persistence is so important for a professional animal photographer that he has to be prepared for the unknown.
When shooting in wildness, photographers usually shoot with long telephoto lenses from a distance. When the animal is in its natural environment, capturing the elements behind and around the wildlife adds character and life to the photos. When the location is as spectacular as the animal, the composition is made by incorporating both, giving the animal a sense of place. By photographing the animal in its natural environment, the wildlife should compose a majority of the frame, making a proper statement.
(Photos are quoted from smashingmagazine)