Written by Amish Chhagan
“When you look a wild animal in the eye, it’s like catching a glimpse into the soul of nature itself.” – Paul Oxton
Wildlife photography relies on one’s intuition to capture fleeting moments, often requiring split second decisions. Our intuition is nurtured and fine tuned through experiences, practice, and learning. In wildlife photography, that means learning to anticipate animal behaviour. This helps by going on as many safaris as possible! The key here is to assume everything and expect nothing, keeping your senses aware and in tune with your surroundings. We have a lot more in common with animal characteristics than what we may realise – finding these in nature, framing and recording those moments using the medium of photography is a mindful and present safari experience.