Wild Goanna

Three tips for better wildlife photography

When out in nature, most people stand up while capturing images of wild animals (and wild reptiles) which creates average-looking images. When you get down to the lizard’s level, lying on your belly, you get far more stunning images.

How to get better wildlife images:

  • Get low to the ground
  • Get as close as you can (while also staying safe)
  • Use a long lens or zoom in as close as you can

Highlights of this video:

0:39 – Tips on getting down low to capture amazing lizard images
0:57 – The camera and lens combination I used to capture the images
1:14 – See the difference!
1:32 – More of my photographs while getting down at animal level

About Author Brent Mail

Brent Mail is an award winning pro-photographer who loves to help fellow photographers improve their craft. He has created more than a dozen popular photography courses and now spends most of his time in the Share-Inspire-Create Lounge: an online community dedicated to helping photographers master their photography, become inspired and connect with other passionate, creative people. Brent grew up in Africa, lived in Colorado and now runs a successful portrait photography studio close to the beach in Australia.

  • Irma

    Excellent tip! Really makes a big difference in the outcome.