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BEHIND THE SHOT: PERCHED ELE

Olympus Ambassador and wildlife photographer Tesni Ward captured this golden lioness portrait on a bucket list trip of a lifetime. Read her story…

SNAPSHOT: WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH TESNI WARD

SNAPSHOT: WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH TESNI WARD

“Hi, my name’s Tesni and I’m a full-time wildlife photographer! Two years ago, I found myself in a difficult position without a job, so I decided to take a risk and try to become a full-time wildlife photographer; I can honestly say I’ve never looked back!” – Olympus Ambassador Tesni Ward shares her recommended kit and techniques for wildlife photography, and how she prepares.

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT: MOUNTAIN HARES

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT: MOUNTAIN HARES

BY TESNI WARD

Having worked with and photographed the Peak District population of mountain hares for some time now, this year I was extremely keen to travel up to Scotland and photograph the hares found in the stunning and expansive Cairngorm National Park. I was eager to see if there were significant differences between the two populations, and also to photograph and observe them in true, winter conditions.

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT IDEAS

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT IDEAS

It’s important to accept that wildlife photography in the UK rewards patience. At the risk of making an obvious point: this ain’t Africa, where any guide with a jeep can get you within photographic distance of incredible megafauna. Patience and perseverance are everything, and that means… it’s project time. A good photographic project – wildlife or otherwise – aims to tell a compelling story, so start there.

WHERE ARE THE WILD THINGS IN SPRING?

WHERE ARE THE WILD THINGS IN SPRING?

Wildlife photographers in the UK have a tough beat. Much of our wildlife – when it’s not making itself scarce for winter – is either shy, nocturnal, small or, often, the holy un-photographable trinity. But with winter over, you can start thinking about busting your cameras out again, and although British wildlife might not be keen to do you many favours, there’s still plenty of it about. Here’s how to find wildlife to photograph during the spring months.

THE BEST PLACES IN THE UK FOR WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

THE BEST PLACES IN THE UK FOR WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

Throw your plane tickets in the trash and put away your passport: wildlife photographers in the UK have plenty to point their cameras at. Whether you’re looking to shoot fascinating birds, large mammals or even experiment with a spot of dive photography, this sceptre’d isle has something for virtually all wildlife photographers, from weekend warriors to those who love nothing more that popping on a ghillie suit and lying in a bog all week. So treat your telephoto lens to a clean and pack a few spare memory cards and head on our north-to-south wildlife tour of the UK.

FIVE TIPS FOR WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY IN WINTER

FIVE TIPS FOR WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY IN WINTER

Winter can be a challenge for any wildlife photographer; many species leave the country seeking warmer climates or otherwise become far less active. This, coupled with a significantly shorter day, means it can be difficult to remain motivated when you’re failing to find or photograph anything. I’ve learnt the hard way how to deal with some of these challenges – so here are my five top tips for making the most of this festive season.

HOW TO SHOOT WILDLIFE LIKE A PROFESSIONAL

HOW TO SHOOT WILDLIFE LIKE A PROFESSIONAL

Wildlife photography has to be one of the most difficult photographic genres, especially if you want to achieve great images on a regular basis. Not only does it require a lot of technical ability, but you also need to do the groundwork to find the right locations and subjects to photograph. Read more to find out our 6 pointers on how to shoot your best wildlife picture yet.

7 TIPS FOR BETTER BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

7 TIPS FOR BETTER BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

If you want to try your hand at wildlife photography, there’s no better place to start than with the challenge of capturing garden birds in action. So we’ve gathered together 7 photography tips to get you shooting wildlife like a pro.