The best places to take pictures of wild animals are in the animal's natural habitats where the photographer can get both close up and long shots. Many wildlife photographers travel all over the world to get the photos seen in wildlife magazines. The amateur photographer can find wild animals in the woods, at parks or near the ocean.
Drive-through animal parks are a good place to get photos. A photographer can pull over and spend time watching the animals and plan the perfect shot. Using a camera with a long lens is important to capturing close-up shots of animals while a wide angle lens allow the photographer to capture the animal and its habitat.