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Wildlife Photography

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.

  • Wildlife watch: Foxes

    Wildlife watch: Foxes

    January 21, 2017

    Foxes always make great subjects but in winter you have the chance to capture them in frost and snow, as Oscar Dewhurst reveals

  • Photographing birds in flight

    Photographing birds in flight

    September 1, 2016

    Capturing birds in flight is not always easy, but with just a few tips from wildlife photographer Ben Hall, you’re sure to crack those sought-after shots

  • Wildlife watch: hedgehogs

    Wildlife watch: hedgehogs

    August 12, 2016

    Paul Hobson explains why the hedgehog, that large prickly ball that snuffles through the undergrowth, makes a great subject

  • How to shoot sharp like a pro

    How to shoot sharp like a pro

    August 12, 2016

    Leading landscape and wildlife photographer Guy Edwardes talks to Geoff Harris about how to make blur and camera shake a thing of the past

  • Wildlife watch: Kingfishers

    Wildlife watch: Kingfishers

    July 24, 2016

    With their bright blue-and-orange plumage, it’s easy to see why kingfishers make such great photographic subjects, says Andrew Mason

  • Essential guide to underwater photography

    Essential guide to underwater photography

    July 11, 2016

    Whether you’re setting out to capture lush coral formations deep underwater or looking for a simple waterproof compact you can take snorkelling, our guide to underwater photography has you covered.

  • Wildlife watch: avocets

    Wildlife watch: avocets

    May 26, 2016

    The avocet, the symbol of the RSPB, is a true conservation success story and a great photographic subject, as David Tipling reveals

  • Photographing spring lambs

    Photographing spring lambs

    April 19, 2016

    The lambing season runs from late winter to early spring, so head out now and you should have no problem finding some lambs to photograph.

  • Photographing wildlife by studying animal behaviour

    Photographing wildlife by studying animal behaviour

    March 24, 2016

    Through his understanding of the natural world, wildlife photographer Elliott Neep is able to get to the heart of his subjects. He talks to Jade Lord about the techniques and methods that allow him to create such engaging images.

  • Wildlife field skills

    Wildlife field skills

    March 10, 2016

    Good field skills are essential, says Paul Hobson, if you want to produce some great photographs of our British wildlife