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How do wildlife photographers take photos of lions and tigers?

How do wildlife photographers take photos of lions and tigers?

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Asked by G. Horace, Last updated: Oct 27, 2022

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A. Daniels

A. Daniels

A. Daniels
A. Daniels, Professor, San Diego

Answered Dec 20, 2018

It can be very hard to take photographs of certain wildlife. Lions and tigers can be very challenging subjects because they can be fierce and aggressive. Wildlife photographers should be as discreet as they can. They need to have the right gear that will allow them to not be seen. Lions and tigers will react according to their instinct.

If they feel threatened, they will automatically pounce. The photographers are not recommended to be very close because the lions and tigers can smell them when they are near. They also need to have the right camera equipment that will help them take photographs that will seem like they are close to where the lions and tigers are at.

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Christian Jackson

Christian Jackson

Christian Jackson
Christian Jackson, Content Developer, Austin

Answered Jul 17, 2018

Wildlife photographers need to have a lot of patience when they are taking pictures of wildlife photography. They usually have different gear that they will wear so that they will camouflage with the surroundings. It can be dangerous around wild animals when they feel threatened. They may attack anytime. Photographers also need the right gear so that they can take amazing photos every time.

Having a long lens is necessary so that they can take photos even from a distance. The right location will also make a lot of difference. What is the use of being in the wild when the animals are not even there? One of the most important things to remember: do not use flash. It will change your picture quality and it might startle animals.

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