70+ Tips for Wildlife Photography

Good wildlife photos are impressive. Animals are beautiful creatures and one of the joys of being a photographer is being able to capture that beauty through the lens. Becoming a decent wildlife photographer though takes time, a lot of patience, and of course the right light. It may also might involve spending hours out in the field taking hundreds of shots and getting home only to find while editing that your ISO was still set for the previous low-light shoot.

Photo by Mara
mother and baby elephant

Wildlife Photography Tips

Here is a list of excellent blogs that have put together some of the best wildlife photography tips for you to improve your photography with. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned expert, there is a wealth of information to be learned (or relearned) in the links below.

If you prefer reading an actual book that goes into wildlife photography a little more in depth, two of the best reviewed by readers are The Complete Guide to Nature Photography by Sean Arbabi and Wildlife Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Laurie Excell.

National Geographic – Shooting Wildlife (With a Camera)
As one of the premier magazines for outdoor photography and stories, National Geographic is the ultimate spot for many wildlife photographers to get their photos featured. This brief, but helpful blog post covers the topics of gear and the character behind your photo compositions.

DPS – 10 Tips for Improving Your Wildlife Photography
A much more in depth article discussing tips from understanding your subject to developing patience in order to get the best wildlife shots.

Photography Life – Wildlife Photography Tips
This blog has published over 20 articles about wildlife photography and they’ve listed them all in this post.

Picture Correct – Five Tips For Better Wildlife Photos
Andrew Goodall talks about his top 5 tips for getting better wildlife shots. Two subjects he really emphasizes in the article are eyes and backgrounds.

ePhotoZine – 9 Wildlife Photography Tips For Beginners
If you’re just starting out, these 9 tips are essential to understand before diving into wildlife photography.

Light Stalking – 10 Tips to Improve Your Wildlife Photography
This easy read is a perfect way to refresh your memory of good to know information before grabbing your camera bag and heading outside.

Backpacker Magazine – 6 Key Wildlife Photography Tips
Even non-photography sites get in the mix because they know their audience is always taking pictures of wildlife. These 6 tips really are key to getting better wildlife pictures.

Photofocus – 10 Tips for Photographing Wildlife
Scott Bourne is a reputable photographer and author who has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the photography world. This older blog post of his goes over 10 of his best tips for photographing wildlife.

The Photo Argus – 10 Tips for Better Wildlife Photography
Check out our own blog post featuring tips from professional outdoor adventure photographer Grant Ordelheide.

Hopefully these 70+ tips found in these websites we’ve featured have given you a few ideas to help improve your wildlife photography. If you have any advice that you’d like to share, feel free to leave a comment below.