As well as requiring photography skills, wildlife photographers may need, For example, some animals are difficult to approach and thus a knowledge of the animal’s behaviour is needed in order to be able to predict its actions. Photographing some species fieldcraft skills may require stalking skills or the use of a hide/blind for concealment.
While wildlife photographs can be taken using basic equipment, successful photography of some types of wildlife requires specialist equipment, such as macro lenses for insects, long focal length lenses for birds and underwater cameras for marine life. However, a great wildlife photograph can also be the result of being in the right place at the right time and often involves a good understanding of animal behaviour in order to anticipate interesting situations to capture in photography. James Cooke