Don’t underestimate the value of a good naturalist on your wildlife safari. They track animals and spot distant birds that others might miss.

Wildlife Safari Guide - A Good Naturalist

This amazing photo was possible thanks to my guide’s expertise. While other jeeps rushed to follow a male leopard named Rana, my guide knew his movements well. He positioned us perfectly, letting me photograph Rana directly.

A Good Naturalist for Wildlife Safaris

I usually avoid photos of wildlife crossing jeep tracks because they’re common. But our guide predicted Rana’s next move and placed us in the best spot. This let me take this special photo.

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Despite the cluttered surroundings, it shows Rana’s natural habitat and helps us connect with him.

Please check out the wildlife photography workshops I offer, or watch tutorials on my YouTube channel, The Open Image.