Shooting wildlife with your camera can be the most dangerous yet evocative art of creativity.
Clicking wildlife through your camera can give your portfolio a wonder collection of clicks
along with illicit admirable comments from the photographers. But beside camera what are
the other equipments which helps a wildlife photographer in holding a command over these
dangerous clicks and shoots? Take a look on the below list of essential equipments that gear up
a camera of a wildlife photographer to give them a thrilling experience of wildlife photography
• A good DSLR Camera and Lenses
A DSLR camera and appropriate lenses with different focal ranges are the primary
essential tools for any photographer. In case of wildlife photography, cameras with a
feature of full frame sensors and fast and large buffers are ideal. Coming onto lenses,
telephoto lenses are the most preferred category in it. Look for lenses that allow a wide
range of zooming and focusing speed.
• Tele convertors
After a good DSLR camera and lenses, another primarily important tool for wildlife
photography is tele convertors. A tele convertor is an adjustment that sits in between
the camera body and lenses thereby helping a photographer in adjusting the focal
length of a lens.
• A strap
You cannot always carry your camera in hands or in its bag. In wildlife photography,
there are many moments which are amazingly instantaneous. In these cases, a
photographer needs to be ready always for capturing those wow clicks. For this reason,
a camera strap is also an essential tool for a wildlife photographer. While selecting a
strap, look for one that is strong to carry your camera and comfortable to wear around
• Tripod and ball head
If your wildlife shooting demands long hectic shooting schedules and distance shooting
ranges then tripod and ball heads are other must haves for your photography kit.
Where a tripod is used to hold large and bulky lenses, ball heads are used to make fast
movements of the camera and lenses. While purchasing a tripod and ball head for your
kit, look for those which are light in weight and can last for many years to come.
• A good quality carry bag
Besides all the necessary technical tools and gadgets, a photographer also needs
to own a good quality carry bag to carry all your camera tools and gears. Padded
compartments, water resistant material, solid nude colors, modular rotating belt are
some of the features to look out for while buying a bag for your camera gears and tools.
There are many other tools and gears which are required while going out for wildlife shoots,
but for beginners the above listed equipments are enough to get starts. For other equipments
you will get to know by yourself as and when you will progress in your shooting assignments.
Till then keep clicking and Happy Photographing !!