Wildlife Photography

Blue Sky Wildlife have a unique collection of wildlife photography tours led by experts to assist with refining guests’ skills.

A number of tour operators offer different wildlife photography trips, workshops and holidays catering for the beginner to the photography expert.

What is wildlife photography?

Wildlife photography is a genre of photography concerned with documenting various forms of wildlife in their natural habitat. It is one of the more challenging forms of photography. As well as requiring sound technical skills, such as being able to expose correctly, wildlife photographers generally need good fieldcraft skills. For example, some animals are difficult to approach and thus a knowledge of the animal’s behaviour is needed to be able to predict its actions. Photographing some species may require stalking skills or the use of a hide or blind for concealment.

In the early days of photography, it was difficult to get a photograph of wildlife due to slow lenses and the low sensitivity of photographic media. In fact, it was not until 1906 that National Geographic published its first wildlife photos. The photos were taken by George Shiras III, a U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania. Some of his photos were taken with the first wire-tripped camera traps.

While wildlife photographs can be taken using basic equipment, successful photography of some types of wildlife requires specialist equipment, such as macro lenses for insects, long focal length lenses for photographing 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.

Wildlife photography tours & workshops

Blue Sky Wildlife have a unique collection of wildlife photography tours led by experts to assist with refining guests’ skills. Whether you are getting started in wildlife photography, wanting to improve your technique or keen to learn new tips and tricks, you will be in good hands.

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