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.

If you’re a beginner, get started with our tips on creating black and white wildlife photos or learn how to capture great bird shots in your own garden.

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.

Guy Edwardes back-button focus lock

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Waterfowl swans

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…

Arctic terns

Capture Arctic terns during the summer when they are nesting at one of many seabird colonies in the UK, says Oscar Dewhurst

Wildlife photo ethics

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…

Barn Owl in flight

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

Red grouse ww

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…

Wildlife watch eiders

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 tufted duck

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,…

Hobbies on perch

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…

bird photography

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

Paul Hobson wildlife watch

These migratory birds arrive in Britain for spring, says Paul Hobson. Once heard, the song of the nightingale is never forgotten

Lion, Maasai Mara, Kenya

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…

stonechats

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

Autumn waders black-tailed godwit

In autumn many species of waders head south and settle around the UK coastline. Oscar Dewhurst explains how best to capture them