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Wildlife photography is a challenging hobby to get into since it takes a lot of commitment.
To excel in this field, you not only have to develop your photography skills, but you also have to learn about the animals that you document. Lucky for you, Eco Safari Tours Travel Agency can help you!

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Lions

The best time to spot the predatory animals is during the dry season. During the summer months, between April to June, the animals stay near the river banks. This is when you can spot most of them. Apart from lions, you can also spot Leopards and Cheetahs in the national parks.

Oryx

The African oryx is a subspecies of antelopes that has an imposing appearance thanks to its long, distinctive horns. Don’t let their docile disposition fool you though; their long horns are a serious weapon—earning them the nickname “sabre antelopes.”

Common Elands

These huge beasts are the second largest antelopes in the world. They have large spiral horns, thick fur on their foreheads and bulls tend to have a large dewlap under their necks which disappear completely when they are alarmed. Some of the larger bulls can grow to an enormous 1ton and are still able to jump almost 2m – from a standing position!


Andean Condor

A relatively common sight in the Andes, this New World vulture is unmistakable for any other species. The Andean Condor has a massive wingspan of up to 10+ feet (the largest in the world), with a white ruff at the base of the neck and, in males, large white patches on the wings and a dark red comb on the crown of the head.

Patagonian Hog-Nosed Skunk

The Patagonian hog-nosed skunk has a most unappealing name. But these small, stocky skunks are actually quite charming — unless you annoy them. They use their little button noses to help root-up plants and forage for insects. Like other skunks, the Patagonian hog-nosed skunk can shoot a foul-smelling and irritating spray. It’s unlikely you’ll get too close to these nocturnal animals, but if you do - you have been warned.

Armadillos

Patagonia is home to two fascinating species, the large hairy armadillo, and the dwarf armadillo. The former (which is common in Argentina) has an especially large head plate, long hairs sticking out of its body, and dense hairs on its underparts that range from off-white to light brown. The latter, known as the pichi, on average, is just 11 inches long.

Handy Tips on
Wildlife Photography


01. Choose A Good Camera

With interchangeable lenses, your camera will allow you to take various photos - from photos of insects, from a close distance; to photos of large animals, from far away.

02. Learn About The Animals

The best way to increase your chances of capturing great photos is by studying your subjects. Before you go, familiarize yourself with the animals you want to photograph.

03. Practice

You can hone your photography skills at the local zoo. It’s a safe place to take photos of even potentially dangerous animals since most of them are enclosed. What’s also great about these places is that they have animal experts that can share with you useful information about the different animals there.


Louisa Grünbaum
Guide at Eco Safari Tours Travel Agency