Whether you’re new to wildlife and nature photography or looking to improve your skills, we have plenty of tips and techniques to help you on your way.
We’ll also help you choose the best equipment for wildlife photography, whether you’re simply wondering which focal length to use or are looking for the best camera for wildlife photography too.
For those already kitted out but looking for location ideas, we can also point you in the direction of the best spots to get great wildlife and nature shots.
Quick wildlife photography tips:
What is the best focal length for wildlife photography?
The best focal length depends on how close you can get to your subject. If you’re forced to keep your distance then a longer focal length will serve you much better, aim for somewhere around the 300mm or 400mm range.
What is the difference between nature and landscape photography?
Landscape photography tends to encompass whole scenes, capturing a much wider view, while nature photography focuses on much smaller elements, such as animals and plants.
May 6, 2020
March 7, 2020
One of the biggest challenges in bird, animal and insect photography is focusing, especially with shy, fast-moving creatures. Three experts in the field share their best tips with Geoff Harris
July 22, 2019
Common waterfowl are often overlooked when looking for a photography project. Tesni Ward shares her tips on how to make the most of these charismatic birds
June 20, 2019
Capture Arctic terns during the summer when they are nesting at one of many seabird colonies in the UK, says Oscar Dewhurst
June 6, 2019
The welfare of wildlife is far more important than any photograph. Paul Hobson explains all you need to know about the ethics and laws surrounding wildlife photography
June 4, 2019
Barn owls are popular and photogenic birds; however they are a protected species. Oscar Dewhurst explains how and when to capture them with minimal disturbance
April 14, 2019
Mark Sisson shares his tips on shooting wildlife this spring
April 10, 2019
The red grouse is a medium-sized game bird that can be found in heather moorland across the UK. Oscar Dewhurst explains how and when to approach these timid birds
March 19, 2019
The contrasting black and white plumage of eiders can make for challenging exposures. Oscar Dewhurst shares his top tips for how best to photograph these birds
January 13, 2019
Research is essential when it comes to wildlife. Consider your subject, the weather, light, time of day and year, and always think outside the box
December 17, 2018
With low sunlight, as well as the prospect of frost and snow, winter is a great time to be out looking for birds to photograph, says Oscar Dewhurst
September 29, 2018
Hobbies are agile and extremely quick birds of prey. Photographing them is tricky and takes practice, but the results are very rewarding, as Oscar Dewhurst reveals
June 22, 2018
With long daylight hours and the breeding season in full swing, summer is a great time to hone your bird photography skills, says Oscar Dewhurst
April 27, 2018
These migratory birds arrive in Britain for spring, says Paul Hobson. Once heard, the song of the nightingale is never forgotten
February 23, 2018
Pushing his equipment to the limit, Ian Plant has mastered the art of low-light wildlife imagery. He reveals the stories behind some of his most successful shots
January 26, 2018
Looking to get great garden bird shots this winter? With RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend, top pro David Tipling shows you how to capture stunning results
November 20, 2017
With their striking dark heads and orange-red breasts, stonechats are beautiful subjects to capture and are easily accessible over the winter, says Oscar Dewhurst
October 30, 2017
From locking antlers to grazing quietly in the morning mist, red deer are a gift to photographers, says Oscar Dewhurst
October 5, 2017
Capturing shy nocturnal animals, like badgers, is a big challenge in wildlife photography. Tesni Ward shares her low-light secrets and reflects on her career so far.