Animal photographers have to be prepared and be ready for the unknown. They need to study action and language of animals to know every move. Many animal photographers use camouflage to hide themselves and to give photographs a natural look. When shooting in wildness, I usually shoot with long telephoto lenses from a distance, so I do not disturb the animals. Photographing animals means I have to immediately get the best exposure, color and blur settings along with appropriate shutter speed and focusing techniques which can produce stunning photographs.
Funny animals have my most interest. Just like creating a tongue sticking out of a smiley face makes it a bit more wacky, a cute animal sticking their tongue out is just that much funnier or more adorable. Or seeing some human features in a old monkey who is resting against a wall, makes me smile.
Photos made in the zoo always show some sadness of animals living in small cages – the boredom of spending every day of their entire life in the same spot and never knowing the feeling of freedom. I tried to captivate the emotion of a ‘lonely’ ape in a surreal art piece.