When it comes to photography, the best shots are always available amidst nature. And by ‘nature,’ we do not mean the pine trees in our backyards. ‘Nature’ here refers to, yes, you guessed it right, wildlife.
Apart from being one of the most popular and challenging genres of photography, wildlife photography is also full of stunning moments that make for a great photo shooting experience.
The most important thing to remember is that wildlife photography can be an enriching hobby, but it also requires a serious time commitment. Not only do you have to work on mastering your camera and improving your photography skills, but you also have to become familiar with the animals you plan on photographing.
In this gallery, we have a collection of thirty stunning examples of wildlife photography for your inspiration. We hope you like them and that they encourage you to get out of your house and capture some wildlife moments yourself!
Close-up of Grizzly Bear by Janko Ferlic
Elephant in Kenya by David Clode
Deer in the Fog by Asa Rodger
Edwards Fig Parrot by Joel Sartore
Flying Kingfisher by Monique Laats
Curious Young Turtle by Kris Mikael Krister
Rabbit Looking by Pixabay
Pink Flamingos by Petr Ganaj
Eagle Catching Fish by Buck Shreck / 500px
Mother Lion & Cub by Geran de Klerk
Squirrel on Grass by Pixabay
Tiger Laying Down by Pixabay
Giraffe Eating in Kenya by Howard Wilks
Swiming Elephant by Jody MacDonald
Herd of Zebras by Sutirta Budiman
Lazy Sea Lions by Stephan Fürnrohr
Zebras Drinking From River by Ian Za
Hippo Attack by Marsel van Oosten
Yellow & Blue Macaw by Couleur
The Sleeping Beauty by Sudhir Shivaram
Fox in Japan by Howling Red
Warthog Blowing in the Wind by Rob Daugherty
Red Panda Sleeping by Ivan Cujic
Big Breakfast by Angela Muliani Hartojo
Male Lion & Cub by Brianna R
Bear Catching Fish in Alaska by Roman Golubenko
Deer in the Mist by Chris Ponzi
Green Vine Snake by Shreeram M V
Hummingbird by Joshua J. Cotten
Rhino in Etosha Park, Namibia by Buck Shreck
If you’re serious about taking up wildlife photography as a hobby, make sure you choose an SLR camera with a manual mode. This will give you complete control over your images. Another tip is to make sure to stock up on interchangeable lenses so you can easily take photos of the smallest and the largest animals around from both close-up and far away.
Don’t forget to protect yourself and your camera from the elements and invest in protective gear. The type of protective gear you need to buy will depend on where you plan on shooting your photos, but a waterproof camera bag or a backpack is a must, no matter what.