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.