Capturing wildlife on lens, in all their ethereal beauty is not an easy task, but yet the results can be startlingly breathtaking. Wildlife photographers are a dedicated lot who love the wild and are ever ready to capture its beauty.
For someone who would like to try their hand at wildlife photography whether as an amateur or as a professional, it is essential to keep a few things in mind.
One needs to be always ready to photograph the wild for one never knows when the opportunity will arise. It thus makes sense to have your digital camera armed with a long lens (300-400 mm) right around your neck to keep it handy.
Always carry all your supplies on you, not in the bag. It makes no sense if you come across something spectacular and then end up rummaging in the bag for your batteries, memory card or flashlight. Wild life opportunities have a very small window and the only way to grab them is to be ever ready. Avoid photographing sleeping animals as they look dead in pictures.
Some of the geniuses in this field include George McCarthy, Mike Lane (specialist in British mammals and birds), John Gardner (who has traveled across the globe for his passion), Graham Eaton (famous for his alternative perspective), Mike Attwood (felicitated by Royal Photographic Society) and others.