5 tips for becoming a wildlife photographer

Wildlife photography is a very rewarding experience. It is an art. You need to face lots of challenges to become a wildlife photographer. These are some tips for you if you are thinking of becoming a wildlife photographer.

Equipment

You should purchase the best equipment you can afford. You should buy a popular brand because they will have the best quality. Your equipment must fulfill your need. Speed is very important in wildlife photography. So, you must choose your camera and lenses accordingly. Bird photography, for example, requires more speed and good zoom lenses. If you want to capture the landscape, then you need a good wide-angle lens.

Knowledge

You should understand your equipment well. You should know about the camera, lenses, tripod, flash, etc. You must know which type of lense is required to take which shot. You should know how to adjust the settings to get the desired amount of light, etc. You need a good understanding of the concepts of ISO, aperture, and speed.

Activity

You should try to capture photos of wildlife in interesting positions; for example, while eating, or chasing after prey. These create drama and emotion in a photograph. You can snap the fight between two animals or the affection shared between parent and the offspring.

Be present

You should be there in the jungle and take as many photographs as you can. This is the practical way of learning wildlife photography. You many need to wake up at odd times to take the perfect pictures of the wildlife.

Be member of a forum

You should join a good wildlife photographic forum. You can learn from your peers and share your thoughts with the like-minded people. The interaction with other people will help you in improving your photographic skills.

There are some simple rules that you must follow in wildlife photography. But you must have your stype to capture the photos of wild animals. It will make your photographs stand out from the rest.

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5 most poisonous snakes in the world

Most people are scared of snakes, and there are good reasons for it. Some of the snakes in the world are too poisonous. Here is a list of them.

Belcher’s Sea Snake

These snakes are very common. You must have seen them in sea or movies. They have unique stripes. It will bite you only if it feels threatened. Not all of these snakes carry venom; only a quarter of them do so. But the ones that contain venom have the highest concentration of venom that ever exists in any snake. Only a few milligrams of it can kill thousands of humans. So, it is the most poisonous snakes in the world.

Rattlesnake

These snakes can be found in America. A rattle is found at the end of the tail that creates noise. Bites from rattlesnakes can kill people if left untreated. The venom can also result in permanent damage to the organs and even result in loss of a limb.

Death Adder

These snakes are found in Australia and New Guinea. If it bites you, it will result in respiratory arrest, paralysis, and death within only six hours. If treated immediately then it is possible to save the victim. These snakes prey on other snakes too.

Inland Taipan

It is a very poisonous snake. It can kill about 100 people. The good news is that they avoid a human encounter. So, you may never see one yourself.

Eastern Brown Snake

These snakes are aggressive. They are found in Australia. It will chase a person out of its territory if it finds the person threatening. It may bite for its safety, and once it does, it bites many times. Not all of these snakes contain venom. A bite from these snakes can cause paralysis or even death.

It’s fascinating to learn about snakes. But you should stay away from them as they are very dangerous. In case you get bitten by them, you should immediately call for help.

Top 5 most endangered animals in the world

There are many wild animals that are becoming endangered due to the climate change and cruel acts of men. These are some of the endangered animals that we must protect.

1. Tiger

A study has indicated that only about 3.000 tigers are left in the jungles. Over the past decade, the number of tigers decreased by 40%. Deforestation and rampant poaching are the main reasons for this decline in numbers of the tigers. People poach tigers for their body parts that are used in Asian medicine. The skin of the tiger is also sold in the market at a high price. As the sea level is rising, the mangrove habitats of tigers are being threatened.

2. Polar Bear

Due to the rise in temperatures in the polar region, the polar bear can soon become extinct. Their habitat is affected by oil and gas development in that area and shipping. Organizations like WWF are working towards protecting these animals.

3. Pacific Walrus

These animals are victims of the climate change. Recently, more than 200 dead walruses were found in Alaska. They use floating ice to rest, give birth and nurse calves. They also use it to protect themselves from the predators. As the Arctic is melting, the Pacific walrus is losing its habitat.

4. Magellanic Penguin

These are endangered animals due to oil spills. Fishes are now being moved by the warming ocean currents, so the birds have to swim farther for their food. Many penguins die this way.

5. Leatherback Turtle

It is the largest marine turtle available. It has lived for more than one hundred million years. Now it’s an endangered species as they are caught by bycatch and killed by fishing fleets accidentally. The rising sea levels and increasing temperatures in the Atlantic beaches also pose a threat to these turtles.

We should take steps to protect these endangered species. We must protect their natural environment and stop the cruel acts on them.