Wildlife Photography Tip:
Where to Go
"This wildlife photography tip will help ensure
more opportunities of finding the wild subjects
that you may be looking for."
Research Your Subject
Different animals are more active in different parts of the year. Bears are not the only animals that hibernate.
Time of day can also be a factor. Some animals are out more in the morning, some in the evening, and some are nocturnal. Find out the common daily routine of your subject.
is a great online source of information on a wide variety of wildlife.
Go Where the Wildlife is
Many animals have become hard to find. This is mainly due to the human factor. The more of the land that we take up, the deeper into the forest the wildlife goes. It is possible to trek through the woods all day long and not find anything.
The good news is that national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are full of wildlife. These places even have nature trails, and special viewing places that give photographers access to areas that may have otherwise been inaccessible.
If it was not for the raised board walk in the everglades, I would have never gotten the shot above. Though, I should have used a polarized filter.
The parks and sanctuaries also have wardens, rangers, and guides that can provide specialized information that will help you find great photo opportunities.
National Park Service
provides a listing of all national parks, what kind of wildlife can be found at each one, and additional useful information.
National Audubon Society
publishes wildlife guides and offers relevant information on different regions of North America.
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