by Steve Allen Published 01/04/2017
You may be wondering where my wildlife photography comes into the equation. Well, in many popular travel destinations the prime reason people visit is often the WILDLIFE. This is true of Costa Rica, Madagascar, Falkland Islands, the Amazon and many parts of Africa, to name just a few.
If your travel subject includes wild animals you should include the animalís Latin or scientific name, details of the location or habitat, and details of any relevant animal behaviour in your description and keywording.
Photography of wildlife merits a whole new article just on that subject, but I'll just say here that again you need to make your wildlife images stand out from the crowd. They need to be action-packed if possible and taken from close up. It's no use submitting images where the viewer needs to look for the animal in your image.
Unless there is a reason to, such as the need to show the animal's habitat, then the animal should fill the frame.
Images in which the animals are running, jumping, hunting, killing, eating, mating, fighting, flying, swimming, etc will sell far better than static shots. Iíve been lucky enough to have been able to photograph wildlife in many great locations around the globe. Places such as: the Okavango Delta in Botswana, the deserts of Namibia, the Galapagos Islands, the cloud forests of Ecuador, the Falkland Islands, the Arctic sea ice, Greenland and the Svalbard Islands, oh and Antarctica.
Obviously, to sell travel images you need to travel. The more worldwide locations that you can visit the better.
Before visiting my chosen destination I do a lot of research, using both guide books and the internet to help me put together a detailed 'shoot list'.
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