Wildlife photography

In wildlife photography, patience is as essential as technique. Depending on the time of the year, and the day, the weather in India can be either very hot or very cold. 

In the winter I wear thermal gloves to protect me from the cold, and in summer I wear gloves made of breathable material to protect my hands from burning in the scorching sun.

Many people will argue that just the opportunity to explore the forest is the biggest gift, and any interesting wildlife sighting is just the icing on the cake. But a wildlife junkie like me has many demands from the forest gods.

I want long sightings of birds and animals early in the morning and later in the day when the light is at its best for photography. I welcome sightings during other times, even when the light is harsh, as long as the creature is still in my sights when the light improves. I want the creature to strike different poses and make different facial expressions, and also do something that exhibits its behaviour that I can show through my pictures.