Get Great Wildlife Photos

  • Think early—or late.
  • Use a long lens so you can keep your distance.
  • Don't throw rocks, sticks or make noises to distract animals. Not only is it not nice, but also it's illegal ($1,000 fine plus jail time).
  • Don't make eye contact—animals often take that as aggression.
  • Blend in. Stop and be quiet periodically, and wear muted colors. Don't wear lotions or colognes that will attract too much attention from animals.
  • Look for signs of distress: Head raised high, ears pointed toward noise, jumpiness at external sounds.
  • Look for signs of anger: ears down, hairs up on back or neck, lowered head.

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