There is nothing like taking photographs of the natural wildlife while on holiday to create a memorable souvenir of the trip. Wildlife in its natural habitat can be remarkable, but it can also be difficult to capture in a photograph. If you have an interest in photography during your Borneo holidays or Tanzania safari, here are some wildlife holiday photography tips that can help you get some great shots.
Take a Guided Wildlife Tour
Many holiday destinations have specially crafted wildlife tours for the tourists visiting their area. For Borneo holidays, there may be a tour available that travels deep into the rainforest to seek out wildlife that others rarely get to see. A guided tour for your Tanzania safari can help you get to great places to see action in real life, not animals asleep under trees. If you are taking Galapagos holidays, your guided tour should probably be conducted by boat with a guide that can easily navigate around the islands. When booking your Galapagos holidays, ask the representative assisting you whether they can recommend a guided wildlife tour that has received good reviews from previous tourists.
Take the Right Photography Equipment
Different holiday destinations will require different types of equipment on your camera to get great shots. For example, for Borneo holidays, many of the animals you are seeking are in the trees or darting into the foliage so a high zoom capability is important to capture the animals without scaring them away. For a Tanzania safari, a camera that is good at taking action shots would be great for photographing wildlife performing their natural actions. For Galapagos holidays, you may want to consider a camera that can take pictures underwater since there is some beautiful wildlife located beneath the waves.
One of the hardest things about wildlife photography is being patient enough to capture great shots. Great shots are normally captured during the most active time for the wildlife you are seeking. Animals do not adhere to the same schedules as humans, so it will take some careful manoeuvring to get you and the animals into the same place at the same time. Once the wildlife is in your sights, take your photographs quickly because they could be gone in a flash. Use multi-shot as this way, you are unlikely to miss a shot even when an animal does move.
Edit Your Photographs
Photography software programs have made it very easy for anyone to edit their photographs within a matter of minutes. The photographs that you have taken can be re-sized, cropped, or re-centred and the tone can be changed to bring out the colours or the features of the photograph. Once your wildlife photos have been edited with a photography software program, they may well look like they have been taken by a professional photographer! Don’t forget to share them with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and even Instagram.