Photographing Wild Animals

Anette is an award-winning wildlife photographer. In these blogs, she shares with you her experience. You will find impressive articles with information, tips, and knowledge of photographing wild animals. Explore the blog post about rare and wild elusive animals.

Know Where To Go

Setting off on photographing wild animals requires knowing where to go and your subject. Moving out of the cities into natural surroundings offers unique opportunities. Whether you are in the desert, a rain forest, or on the coast. You can explore elusive wild animals.

Photographing Wild Animals – Be Patient

Photographing wildlife requires patience. Wild animals come and go as they choose. As such, you cannot get them to pose for you. So, prepare yourself for all. You need food, drinks, and medical supplies. Also, clothing that is suitable for any weather. You want very comfortable walking shoes. Finally, you need to have loads of patience to wait for that perfect photograph.

Learn About The Wildlife

Learning about elusive wild animals is surely an exciting part of wildlife photography. So, once you understand the habits of the animals, it is surely easier to know where to get the best photograph. As such, elephants may be found drinking at a river as evening falls. Alternatively, on hot sunny days, look for lions resting under trees and bushes.

Do Not Get Into Dangerous Situations

Undeniable wildlife is wild. Subsequently, remember that this is undoubtedly their territory and they will protect it. Above all, take tips from your guides and do not push yourself and others in danger.

In summary, we hope you enjoy Anette’s stories. They will surely teach you how to explore elusive wild animals. Also, how to create excellent wildlife photography.

Following Meerkat Family

A Meerkat sentry on the lookout to see any possible threats coming towards the community. (copyright Anette Mossbacher)

It always was my dream to see a Meerkat family. We were arriving after a bumpy Cessna flight from South Africa in the Makgadikgadi Pan, a natural salt pan in Botswana. The next morning the adventure started to follow a Meerkat family on their foraging tour in the desert and, of course, to take Suricate photographs. We …

International Photography Awards 2014

The morning light backlights the impressive polar bear at the edge of this rock. (copyright Anette Mossbacher)

furthermore, three Honorable Mentions as well. Indeed, I am pleased to announce that my black and white polar bear photograph “At The Edge” has won second place in the International photography awards contest. As well as two honorable mentions I have received. One in landscape photography and one more in the wildlife photography category. Indeed, …

Photo Journey Through The Arctic III

Colossal walruses are swimming in the Arctic sea, coming to our zodiac. Their heads are above the water. (copyright Anette Mossbacher)

Photo journey Arctic continues Part III… The last part of the photo journey Arctic I have written for a magazine. Arctic nature is fascinating in all aspects. The vastness of the landscape is not to describe. It was an unforgettable experience and one of my best trips I have ever made. Some photographers joined me and we …

Photo Journey Through The Arctic II

Walrus swim in the Arctic sea. Three animals with their heads above the water. (copyright Anette Mossbacher)

During breakfast, the boat went on its journey through the Arctic sea. Waves? Yes. Big? I don’t know, but we all left our gear on the floor and not on the bed, just in case it fell off the bed! During the journeys between the stops, I spent most of the time on deck; I …

Photo Journey Through The Arctic

A remarkable iceberg shows an abstract sculpture that has a Loch Ness shape. (copyright Anette Mossbacher)

A magazine has contacted me to write an article about my experiences on the photo journey through the Arctic in Svalbard, Norway. A photo journey through the Arctic, wow, this tour was fantastic. All photographers got great photographs of the animals and nature, what the Arctic has to offer. A photo journey through the Arctic. …

African Leopard Photography

African leopard, Panthera Pardus), African elephant, Loxodonta Africana, together waterhole. Leopard drinks water behind the elephant. The elephant is in the water up to its head. Etosha, Namibia (copyright Anette Mossbacher)

African Wildlife and Landscape Photography sometimes brings quite some surprises on a safari during the day or during the night! Especially African Predators Photography, like this African Leopard Photography. Not to forget the big mammals, the elephants, both together I have not seen very often! Actually, only 3-4 x, going to each other out of their way. This …

African Desert Elephants

An African wildlife photograph in color features an elephant that walks through a dry riverbed. (copyright Anette Mossbacher)

African Desert Elephants, like the name, says they live in the desert. Currently only found in Namibia and Mali. These elephants adapted very well to their habitat, the desert. On my trip through Namibia, traveling alone in a jeep with a roof tent, I came across a few times these beautiful magic African Desert Elephants. …

What Will The Future Hold

The polar bear resting on pack ice, which looks like the imposing predator, is lost. (copyright Anette Mossbacher)

Update 15 July 2014: That Photograph has won the 5th place in the landscape category in Society of German Wildlife Photographers contest 2014 The Polar bear looks tiny in this landscape in the vastness of the wild Arctic sea far north. At 83 degrees, we have seen this polar bear having a nap on an iceberg. The …

Rhinoceros Hornbill Flying

An impressive Rhinoceros hornbill in flight. A beautiful bird in mid-air against the blue sky. (copyright Anette Mossbacher)

Rhinoceros hornbill birds are one of the largest hornbills. They can grow up to a size of 90 – 120cm and weight about 2 – 4kg. Their habitat range spreads over Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Malay Peninsula, Singapore and southern Thailand. The Rhinoceros Hornbills are classified as Near Threatened through the IUCN Red List. I was lucky …