Wildlife is being photographed more than ever as we all have cameras at the ready, be it a phone camera or a DSLR.
It may be enticing to jump out of your car and start snapping a wild animal that presents itself along the side of a road or trail but risking your own safety as well as the safety and well-being of wildlife is not worth a picture. Enjoy the wildlife from a safe distance and if you are in a vehicle, do not put yourself and others in danger by parking your car in an unsafe location.
Shooting wildlife is best done with long telephoto lenses with focal lengths above 200 mm. In this photograph, the bull moose was feeding on the edge of a clearing behind a thicket of forest. I positioned myself at a safe distance with lots of trees between myself and the moose as he grazed without interruption. I was lucky that he stopped to eat in a small opening of trees that allowed me to capture this image with my telephoto lens. I walked away as the moose continued to feed.
f4.5 1/320s ISO 400 @300mm. Contributedemail@example.com @tynskiphoto on Instagram