Photographing Wildlife Part 2 – Seeing the Big Picture

Author:  Megan Galope

If you’re like me, when you see wildlife your first reaction is to pull out the telephoto lens and try to get close-ups of the animal. Sometimes I am so focused on homing in on the animals that I forget to take a step back and look at the big picture. I was recently on the Arizona Highways Photo Workshop in the Grand Tetons, where we photographed many animals. The Tetons is a beautiful area, and the mountains, trees and bodies of water can make a wonderful backdrop for wildlife photography.

elk-landscape

bison-landscape

Sunset is a wonderful time to incorporate the landscape into your wildlife images.

horses-landscape

If you really take the time to look around, you might even find some interesting ways to include the landscape in your photos.

moose-landscape

Don’t forget about the big picture!

Megan is a trip leader with Arizona Highways Photo Workshops.

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