Wildlife photography is one of the more challenging genres in photography. So many things have to go right to capture a truly unique image, and often the photographer has no control over over those things. It doesn’t always work out, but when it does, the feeling is very rewarding. Here are a few simple tips to help improve your wildlife photography.
Research Best Times and Places
The first thing you can do to help put yourself in a position to succeed is to understand when and where animals are going to be. This isn’t an exact science, but there are ways to give yourself the best odds at seeing interesting behavior. Do research on individual animals and places. Some animals hibernate through the winter or aren’t as active during the hot summer months. Others are easier to spot during mating season. Understanding the patterns of a specific location or species can help you to plan your visit during the most active period.
During the fall, bull moose are out and actively looking for females to mate with and males to spar with, making autumn the ideal time to photograph them.